Third place Manchester City will host first place Liverpool in the biggest game of the English Premier League so far this season. If you’re a soccer betting aficionado that is looking for some soccer betting advice, then let’s find out what’s going to go down in this affair.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Soccer Odds & Expert Pick
“We play the way we know we can play, we can beat anyone…”💬 @sterling7 💪#MCILIV 🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/TAC2TtZc1l— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 2, 2019
Manchester City (15-2-3) vs Liverpool (17-3-0)
- When: Thursday, January 3 at 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Etihad Stadium
- TV: NBCSN
- Live Stream: NBC Sports
Why Bet on Liverpool at +260?
Why should you consider betting on Liverpool in this match? Well, the best reason is because the Liverpool is unbeaten so far this season in 20 matches in EPL play. The Reds smacked Arsenal senseless in their 5-1 win on Saturday as Roberto Firmino delivered a stunning hat trick while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane also found the back of the net in the win. Liverpool also pounded Newcastle unmercifully in their previous match to win 4-0 last Wednesday.
Another great reason to back Liverpool is the fact that they’ve got the best defense in the Premier League this season – and it’s not even close. The Reds have allowed just eight goals all season with the next fewest goals allowed being 16 by both, Manchester City and Chelsea. Last but not least, Liverpool has beaten Manchester City in three of the last four meetings and clearly has the talent to beat anyone and a requisite superstar in the gifted Mohamed Salah.
Why Bet On Manchester City at +100?
Why should you consider betting on Manchester City? Well, the best reason would be because they’re playing at home in front of their raucous fan base. Then, there’s the fact that Manchester City is completely and utterly desperate after suffering consecutive losses prior to beating Southampton 3-1 on Sunday. A James Ward-Prowse own goal and Sergio Aguero’s header gave City victory on the south coast after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had canceled out David Silva’s early strike.
The last – and possibly best – reason to back the reigning champs is the fact that they Sky Blues lead the EPL in scoring with 54 goals, which is six more than the second highest scoring team…ironically, Liverpool (48 goals).
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Manchester City vs Liverpool
I know Manchester City is going to be going all-out to put Liverpool in their place while delivering a message, but for me, Liverpool is just too good defensively to lose this match despite being on the road. When these two teams met earlier in the season at Anfield, the game ended as a 0-0 draw, so I wouldn’t go around expecting to see these two combine for a bunch of goals, but I am going to advise you to back Liverpool to get the super narrow win in this one.
Soccer Betting Pick: Liverpool 2 Manchester City 1