Manchester City vs Liverpool Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Manchester City vs Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Match Preview
After a blazing performance in the first leg that surprised every Premier League follower, Liverpool will look to spike Manchester City once again. The onus is on the hosts to improve and comeback in the second leg Manchester City vs Liverpool fixture at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Tuesday, April 10, so check out our Manchester City vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips.
It would be fair to say that Pep Guardiola’s side were stunned at Anfield in the first leg. Liverpool were expected to give tough fight, but the way they dominated was exceptional. City looked lost for ideas as the Reds went 3-0 up within 30 minutes. The Reds held on to win by the same score, leaving City with a mountain to climb in the second leg Manchester City vs Liverpool fixture. What would irk Guardiola is the fact that his side not only failed to grab an away goal, but also failed to record a single shot on target. To make matters worse, City lost a golden chance in the weekend to seal the Premier League title when they lost 3-2 at home to Manchester United. It doesn’t derail their title hopes, but certainly puts a question mark over their invincibility.
There was never a doubt that everyone feared drawing Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Reason? Their performance in the first leg is a clear reason why! Not only did goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Sadio Mane within 30 minutes stunned City, they also snuffed the life of their game. From there on, it was all Liverpool and the Reds were unlucky to have not got any further goals. They were exceptional with their defence and have stopped City from recording even a single shot on target. The visitors come into this Manchester City vs Liverpool fixture in a great frame of mind, having held Everton to a goalless draw in the weekend with a second-string side. Now that they have a clean sheet from the first leg, the Reds are in great shape and can even kill the contest with an away goal.
Manchester City vs Liverpool H2H
Liverpool have lost only once in their last nine encounters (W6, D2, L1) against Manchester City.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Team News
There are no injury concerns for Pep who will have to decide if Vincent Kompany can start three games in the space of a week.
Liverpool will not have Emre Can (injured) and Jordan Henderson (suspended) for this fixture, but otherwise Klopp will recall most of his first team members.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Probable Lineups
Manchester City: Ederson (GK), Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph, Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
Liverpool: Karius (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wijnaldum, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Prediction
City will no doubt come back with vengeance and try to hit the Reds hard, because unless they get a minimum of three goals, there is no way they can even hope of a miracle. Any other side would park their bus with a lead like this, but not Liverpool. Klopp’s side knows only one way of playing and that is, to play aggressively. We are backing goals in this fixture and goals at both ends to be our Manchester City vs Liverpool prediction.