- Jurgen Klopp’s men undefeated in the UEFA Champions League
- Manchester City fresh off a heavy loss in Paris
- The Reds remain the only undefeated EPL side of the season
Liverpool will play host to Manchester City on Sunday, October 3, at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool. It will mark their first meeting since February when City crushed Jurgen Klopp’s men 4-1 on the road.
Despite losing their last head-to-head clash, Liverpool should feel confident about their chances to secure all three points this weekend. That is mainly due to their exceptional form, having not suffered a single competitive loss since April when Liverpool fell to Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: Soccer
- Teams: Manchester City at Liverpool
- Where: Liverpool, Anfield Stadium
- Date: Sunday, October 3
- Betting Odds: Liverpool +180 | Draw +240 | Manchester City +140 (at PointsBet)
Liverpool Preview: Pace and Precision
Liverpool are fresh off a huge 5-1 victory against Porto in UEFA Champions League, where they lead their group with a perfect record. As the final score would suggest, Liverpool were superb on the day, largely thanks to Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who each bagged twice.
The main thing to take away from Liverpool’s display against the Portuguese side was their exceptional pace and energetic style of play, which have been significant contributors to their success in the EPL on the season. The Reds will enter this match as the only undefeated team in the league (4-2-0).
The only two teams who took points from Liverpool on the year were Chelsea (1-1) and Brentford (3-3), who forced a tight and entertaining match last weekend. While a somewhat disappointing result for Liverpool, it doesn’t take away from what Klopp’s side have produced this term.
Manchester City Preview: City Need to Bounce Back
Manchester City failed to build on their success after beating Chelsea (1-0) last week, as they had to admit defeat to PSG (0-2) on Tuesday. It was a thrilling affair in Paris, where Pep Guardiola’s men had their chances, but they couldn’t break through PSG’s defense and put the ball behind Gianluigi Donnarumma.
While the final score tells one story, City didn’t play poorly and could have easily scored a few had they taken their shots better. Regardless, Manchester City hit the bar twice, so perhaps luck was not on their side that day.
It was a decent showing overall, but decent won’t cut it against Liverpool. Playing against an in-form team is difficult on its own, and playing against Liverpool at Anfield makes collecting all three points even more difficult.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This Soccer Game
Manchester City will be without Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko ahead of their trip to Merseyside, which doesn’t help their cause. However, Guardiola has a deep bench and plenty of talent at his disposal, so missing two isn’t as concerning as it may seem.
Even though you can’t deny Manchester City’s quality, it also isn’t fair to completely ignore the head-to-head record. Particularly Liverpool’s head-to-head record against Manchester City at Anfield.
Across 17 meetings with Man City in Liverpool, the Reds have lost only once (12-4-1). Interestingly, their only home loss happened when they last met in February. More recent defeats hold more value, albeit Liverpool were at the time amid an injury crisis, which explains the result.
The Reds are now in full strength, in excellent form, and hungrier than ever to add their 13th h2h win against Manchester City in front of home fans. The bookmakers have Liverpool priced at +180, which is pretty generous given how much better they have been than City this term; however, you can never underestimate the Sky Blue.
There’s a good chance we might see at least three goals on Sunday (-150), but I like Liverpool with a DNB.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Pick
- KnupSports.com Free Betting Pick: Liverpool +0.00 AH +105 (at PointsBet)
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