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Odds on Manchester City to beat Liverpool 2018-10-07

5th October 2018 / lee
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The heavyweight showdown of the Premier League weekend comes from Anfield on Sunday evening as the top-two in the league clash. Liverpool and Manchester City have been setting the pace with both having put 19 points on the board.

Both are defending their unbeaten records in this massive clash. It is going to be the perfect chance for one of these to stamp a bit of authority on proceedings at the top of the table. For Manchester City, it would a massive three away points.

Liverpool v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Liverpool 11/8
Man City 15/8
Draw 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2018 at 9:14 p.m.)

There are matches which just have that six-pointer feel about them. This is one of those. Certainly three points gained for Manchester City at the home of their main title rival would be three points taken from Liverpool. It would give the Citizens a positive advantage and it would see them make a pretty strong, bold statement that they are still the ones to beat in the top flight.

Because of the upcoming international break then this does appear to be a good time for Manchester City to be going into a tough game out on the road. It means that they don’t have to try and conserve anything or worry about a forthcoming fixture. They can go to Anfield and leave everything out there and that should make them dangerous. The odds on Manchester City to win are at 15/8 odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on October 5th, 2018 at 1:35 pm).

Liverpool going off the boil

It’s fair to say that Liverpool haven’t quite been on top of their game lately. They were unbeaten until they met Chelsea in the EFL and then they only picked up a point in a draw at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League a few days later against the Blues. Then the Reds slipped to a 1-0 loss in the UEFA Champions League against Napoli so that’s a run of there without a win for the Reds now.

So this could be a great time for City to strike and win that battle for dominance at the top of the table. As expected the Citizens have again been pretty potent in front of goal and with Liverpool’s front line, including Mo Salah misfiring a bit, City would have the edge.

Stats to back the Citizens

Pep Guardiola’s men are on a four-match winning streak in the Premier League and each of their last three wins have been with a clean sheet so they have been stepping it up at the back. They have scored at least two goals in all but one of their top-flight fixtures this season as well. Generally, these top of the table clashes fail to get going but we are looking at over 2.5 goals which is at 3/5 odds* (betting odds taken from October 5th, 2018 at 1:35 pm).

City strong on the road and they have won eight of their last nine league games away from the Etihad. That’s some imperious stuff from them. They have netted at least two goals in all but one of their last seven games and they have been winning at both half time and full time in seven of their last nine away matches. This would be the perfect occasion on which to improve that already-strong away from.


Liverpool look a bit jaded and more conservative than we have seen them for a while. They aren’t a full confidence and Manchester City have the tools and guile to go and cause an upset at Anfield by sweeping up all three points. They will be out for some revenge after some harrowing defeats at the hands of the Reds.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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