English Premier League Betting Analysis: Liverpool vs. Manchester City

English Premier League Betting Analysis: Liverpool vs. Manchester City

Written by on January 12, 2018

Over the years in the English Premier League, we have seen some memorable collapses by teams in the second half of the season, with the rot usually setting in over the busy holiday period. This does not look as though it is going to be one of those years, as Manchester City have built up a 15-point lead at the top, and are beginning to look as though they are invincible. They have been playing some magnificent football, which is why they are dominating the English Premier League betting odds week in and week out, but it also has to be said that their cause has been helped by the chasing pack, all of whom are routinely dropping points.Perhaps the most consistent team in that group has been Liverpool, as they have put together a very good run of form over the holiday period, a run that has lifted them into 4th, just 3 points back of Manchester United in 2nd. There is almost zero chance that Liverpool can run City down at this point, but they will certainly be looking to consolidate their top 4 finish so that they are playing in the Champions League next season. Can they achieve the impossible an end City’s unbeaten run this season?

English Premier League Betting Analysis: Liverpool vs. Manchester City

  • When: Sunday, January 14 at 11 AM EST
  • Where: Anfield Stadium, Liverpool
  • TV: NBCSN
  • Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
  • English Premier League Odds: Manchester City PK-150 (Over/Under 3 goals)

Recent Head to Head (Last 5 Games)

  • Manchester City 5 – Liverpool 0
  • Manchester City 1 – Liverpool 1
  • Liverpool 1 – Manchester City 0
  • Liverpool 3 – Manchester City 0
  • Manchester City 1 – Liverpool 1

Spain – La Liga Betting Odds

English Premier League Top Scorers

  • H. Kane (Tottenham): 18
  • M. Salah (Liverpool): 17
  • R. Sterling (Manchester City): 14
  • S. Agüero (Manchester City): 13
  • R. Lukaku (Manchester United): 10
  • Álvaro Morata (Chelsea): 10
  • W. Rooney (Everton): 10
  • R. Firmino (Liverpool): 9
  • J. Vardy (Leicester City): 9
  • Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City): 8

Why consider Liverpool as your English Premier League Betting Pick?

Liverpool has won 4 and drawn 1 in their last 5 Premier League games, and their most recent match was a 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round win over bitter rivals Everton. It has been a solid run of form for the Reds, but fans are still on a bit of a downer after losing Phillipe Couthino to Barcelona in a big money move earlier this week. It was a move that came as a surprise to no-one, but it’s still disappointing to see this team selling when all the other top teams are bringing more big names in.Liverpool did spend some of that transfer money on Virgil Van Dijk to help shore up the center of defense, and the big man paid instant dividends by scoring the winning goal against Everton. This Liverpool team has several players that can find the net, as they have scored 50 goals in EPL play this season, second only to the 64 scored by City.

Team Statistics

  • Games Played: 22
  • Wins: 12
  • Loses: 2
  • Ties: 8
  • Scored Goals: 50
  • Conceded Goals: 25

Why consider Man. City as your English Premier League Betting Pick?

We are 22 games into this Premier League season and we are still waiting to see Manchester City lose a game. They have 20 wins and 2 draws to their name, and are still alive in every competition they are taking part in. This should be their toughest test in a while, as it is never easy to go to Anfield and come away with anything. That said, City hammered 5 past Liverpool when they met in the early part of the season.Manchester City dominates the English Premier League Betting Odds week after week.Not only have Manchester City scored the most goals in the league this season, they have also surrendered the least, giving up just 13 goals in those 22 games. This is a team that is not content to rest on its laurels, as it looks as though they are going to be favorites to land the services of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal during the January transfer window, although the rumor is that Manchester United are trying to beat them to the punch.

Team Statistics

  • Games Played: 22
  • Wins: 20
  • Loses: 0
  • Ties: 2
  • Scored Goals: 64
  • Conceded Goals: 13

Possible Line-Ups

Liverpool:

  • 22-S. Mignolet
  • 17-R. Klavan
  • 6-D. Lovren
  • 32-J. Matip
  • 66-T. Alexander-Arnold
  • 5-G. Wijnaldum
  • 20-A. Lallana
  • 21-A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 23-E. Can
  • 11-Mohamed Salah
  • 9-R. Firmino

Manchester City:

  • 31-E. Moraes
  • 30-N. Otamendi
  • 2-K. Walker
  • 5-J. Stones
  • 21-D. Silva
  • 25-Fernandinho
  • 18-F. Delph
  • 17-K. De Bruyne
  • 7-R. Sterling
  • 19-L. Sané
  • 10-S. Agüero

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This should be a fun game to watch, and it’s one that comes with the promise of goals. I would almost certainly play the over 2.5 goals here, and I think a draw may be on the cards.Score: Liverpool 3 – Manchester City 3