Liverpool v Manchester City: Match Preview & Odds

As we look ahead to this highly anticipated fixture at Anfield, here at you’ll find the latest team news, expert betting tips and form as well as the very best pre-match odds and free bet offers

Liverpool v Manchester City: Match Preview & Odds
Liverpool v Manchester City: Match Preview & Odds

Liverpool and Manchester City meet on Sunday in a huge top of the table clash in the Premier League. As we look ahead to this highly anticipated fixture at Anfield, here at you’ll find the latest team news, expert betting tips and form as well as the very best pre-match odds and free bet offers from our partners at William Hill.


Arsenal’s win at home to Brentford on Saturday saw Liverpool drop to second in the Premier League table. The Reds have taken 63 points from 27 matches and now sit one point behind the new league leaders. Liverpool have won four straight games in the Premier League whilst they also earned a deserved 5-1 win away at Sparta Prague in the first leg of their Europa League tie in midweek. At Anfield, Liverpool are unbeaten in all competitions for more than a year and have recorded seven straight wins.

Europa League highlights: Sparta Prague 1-5 Liverpool

Manchester City are one position and one point behind Liverpool in third but are in the midst of a 20-game unbeaten run in all competitions, stretching back to December 6th. Pep Guardiola’s side eased to a 3-1 Champions League win at home to FC Copenhagen in their most recent fixture whilst their last league game saw them come behind to defeat rivals, Manchester United by the same 3-1 scoreline. On the road, Manchester City have won nine straight away matches.

Premier League highlights: Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United

Liverpool v Manchester City: head-to-head

Manchester City are unbeaten in three games against Liverpool. Sunday’s visitors won 3-2 in the EFL Cup last season before earning a dominant 4-1 win in the Premier League in April. This season the title rivals shared a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium in November. Erling Haaland had given Manchester City a half-time lead before Trent Alexander-Arnold equalised with ten minutes to go.

Manchester City’s record at Anfield is relatively poor, winning just one of their past nine matches away at Liverpool. The corresponding fixture last season ended 1-0 to the home side thanks to a late Mohamed Salah goal.

Betting tips

A win for either side on Sunday will give them a huge psychological advantage in the Premier League title race but we would not be surprised to see Liverpool and Manchester City cancel each other out at Anfield. Could backing a draw be the sensible option? At 27/10 this is certainly appealing.

Liverpool and Manchester City have scored a combined 126 goals in the Premier League this season and whilst Sunday’s match could prove a cagey affair we’re going into the fixture expecting to see plenty of goals. Over 2.5 match goals or both teams to score are both appealing bets at 1/2 or 4/9 respectively.

England international, Phil Foden is the man of the moment for the reigning Premier League champions. Foden scored twice in City’s win over Manchester United and could prove great value at 13/5 to score at any time on Sunday.

Teammate, Erling Haaland will always prove popular in the various goalscorer markets and the Norwegian is in ominous form. Haaland has scored eight goals in Manchester City’s last five matches.

Here are various markets involving Haaland to consider.

Anytime goalscorerFirst goalscorerTo score 2 or more

Liverpool will hope to have Mohamed Salah available for Sunday’s key fixture but in the Egypitan’s absence, scoring goals has not been a problem for Jurgen Klopp’s side. Liverpool scored five at Sparta Prague in midweek with Darwin Nunez scoring twice. Amongst Liverpool’s numerous attacking options, Nunez could be the pick this weekend. Darwin Nunez is 2/1 to score at any time against Manchester City.

Match odds

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