Liverpool will be hoping to get their campaign back on track when they host Manchester City at Anfield on Matchday 23’s blockbuster fixture this Sunday.
With both sides looking to win this game, we can expect nothing a thrilling encounter.
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Liverpool suffered a shocking 1-0 loss at home to Brighton in their midweek fixture that left their title challenge in the balance with the Manchester outfits starting to create some separation at the top of the table. This was their second straight home loss by the having lost to Burnley a week earlier by the exact same margin.
Having looked like their old selves against West Ham in the previous game, the Reds front three once again went cold and struggled to create any meaningful chances against a resolute Brighton defence with just a single shot on goal being all they could muster between them for the entire game.
This could be a make or break game for Klopp and his troops. A win will certainly breathe new life to their title defence. A loss will give Man City a 10 point cushion over them with a game in hand, and that could very well be the last nail to their title defence hopes.
While the hosts are reeling at the moment, Pep Guardiola’s troops, on the other hand, look unstoppable. Since losing to Tottenham towards the end of November last year, the Citizens have been on an absolute tear, going undefeated across all competitions in the subsequent 20 games (17W, 3D).
A routine 2-0 midweek win at Burnley made it 9 straight Premier League wins, solidifying their grip at the top of the table. They have 47 points, three clear of their neighbours and with a game in hand on Manchester United who have a chance to go level on points with them with a late kickoff on Saturday against Everton.
Where they have separated themselves from the completion is the great balance in the team. They not only can score with the best of them but have the best defence in the league by a country mile!
Liverpool and Man City are no strangers to meeting in title-deciding fixtures. With so much of the season still left to play this one doesn’t quite fit the bill yet. In the context of where the two teams are, however, this could be a significant fixture at this stage of their season. We expect a cagey game to start with both teams keen not to give away the game too early. However, the game is likely to open up in the latter stages with each team gunning for a win. For our first betting tip, we are therefore picking Most Goals Second Half @ 1.98.
It looks silly picking against the champions at Anfield. But this is not the same Liverpool outfit that ran away with the title last season. They have been beset with injuries particularly in defence where they have had to deploy makeshift cental-defence partnerships with Van Dijk, Matip and Gomez all out. Man City will certainly smell the blood and go on the attack early. City to score first is priced @ 1.71 and we feel there is value in going with this as our final shout here.
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