Manchester City v Liverpool Preview5 min read
Manchester City host Liverpool in this week’s stand-out fixture in the top-flight and the Reds look too big at 31/10 to beat Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad; the hosts favourites and the draw .
The Reds boast a terrific record against top-six opposition and are unbeaten against City in their last four, winning three, and are likewise a shade too big at with BetVictor to avoid defeat in Manchester.
Liverpool's record vs Top 6 teams under Klopp. pic.twitter.com/gL6GxjhWpw
— – (@EnRouteAnfield) August 27, 2017
Nevertheless, City warrant respect as the 11/8 favourites for the Premier League Title and have been formidable on home soil under Pep Guardiola. City have lost just 1 of their last 23 PL games at the Etihad but have kept clean sheets in just 6 of those games and punters have been quick to back both teams to score, which is already into 2/5 from 1/2.
Premier League Highest Scoring Team 2017/2018:
Sergio Aguero has scored in his last five games at the Etihad and is the 17/5 favourite to break the deadlock, and 8/11 with BetVictor to net against the Reds on Saturday. There’s a good chance he makes it six games on the spin, however, I expect Liverpool to come out on top and think they are a good price at to win and both teams to score. Saido Mané has scored in all the Reds’ opening PL games and is to net at City and to score in a Liverpool win.
Sadio Mané has scored seven goals in his last nine Premier League games, including a goal in each of his last four appearances in the competition. Only three players have scored in 5+ successive Premier League apps for Liverpool: Michael Owen (3 times), Dirk Kuyt and Daniel Sturridge; Mané is 7/1 to open the scoring on Saturday and 7/4 to score for a fourth league game in succession.
Mane has formed a terrific partnership with Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah in the final third and it looks sure to be a fruitful campaign for the three in the final third of the field. BetVictor are betting on the league’s highest scoring team and I’m surprised Liverpool are as big as 7/2 – they should be favourites in my opinion.
Shots on target in the PL this season:
8 Mohamed Salah
7 Sadio Mane
— Real Liverpool Fans (@RealLiverpoolF) August 28, 2017
Jurgen Klopp has well and truly stamped his mark on the side since joining the club just under two years ago and, with him at the helm, Liverpool have lost just one of their 22 Premier League matches against a team that finished in the top seven of the competition last season (W12 D9 L1). Liverpool are to avoid defeat at the Etihad and should shorten from their current price of 10/1 for the Premier League Title accordingly.
Liverpool are to be top of the table on Christmas Day, and to be crowned Champions with Sadio Mané being the league’s leading marksman.