The past two English Premier League champions will be at it again on Sunday when Manchester City hosts Liverpool with the top spot in the table on the line. Defending champion City (23-4-3) enters Sunday’s showdown one point ahead in the Premier League table. It is unbeaten in its last eight in all competitions (6-2-0), including a 1-0 win against Atletico Madrid in a Champions League match on Tuesday. Liverpool (22-6-2), the 2019-20 league champion, has won 10 straight EPL matches to put the pressure on.
Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. ET in Manchester, England. Caesars Sportsbook lists Man City as the +103 favorite (risk $100 to win $103) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Manchester City vs. Liverpool odds, with Liverpool the +255 underdog. A draw is priced at +260 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Liverpool vs. Manchester City picks or English Premier League predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the Man City vs. Liverpool matchup from every angle and just revealed his coveted Premier League picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Liverpool vs. Man City:
- Man City vs. Liverpool spread: City -0.5 (+100)
- Man City vs. Liverpool over-under: 2.5 goals
- Man City vs. Liverpool money line: City +103, Liverpool +255, Draw +260
- MC: Joao Cancelo tops the Premier League in passes into the penalty area (76)
- LVP: Mohamed Salah leads the league in shots (113) and attempts on target (43)
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Why you should back Manchester City
The Cityzens have been nearly impossible to score on this season, and they’ve had no trouble scoring themselves. Their possession game provides little opportunity for opponents while giving the immensely talented attackers plenty of chances. City holds the ball for 68.2 percent of its matches, well ahead of second-best Liverpool’s 62.7, and it is the only team to allow fewer than 200 shots. It has allowed 67 on target, a big reason Ederson shares the league lead with 17 clean sheets. He has 88 and a 72.8 save percentage in his five seasons with Man City.
City has lost once in the past eight meetings (4-3-1), and Liverpool had six total shots in the last match. The Cityzens don’t have a defined striker, but they have plenty of scoring punch. Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne all have 10 goals, while Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden have seven. De Bruyne is one of the league’s top playmakers and leads the league with 5.3 shots created per 90 minutes.
Why you should back Liverpool
The Reds do have a true striker, and he is the best in the league this season. Mohamed Salah has 20 league goals and eight in nine Champions League matches. He also has 10 assists, tied with teammate Andy Robertson in second behind critical Reds weapon Trent Alexander-Arnold. The wing back has 11 assists, and his ability on crosses and set pieces is unmatched. The 23-year-old leads the league in shot-creating actions (128), progressive passes (238) and through balls (17). The biggest problem in the Liverpool attack is which players manager Jurgen Klopp will be going with.
Liverpool has scored 77 goals while conceding just 20, and it has an embarrassment of riches up front. Salah can be joined by any combination of Diogo Jota (14 goals), Sadio Mane (12), Roberto Firmino (five goals, three assists) and Luis Diaz (16 in two leagues). Diaz had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 Champions League win against Benfica on Tuesday, and he has scored two league goals in six games since coming over from Porto in January. Virgil Van Djik and Joel Matip are an imposing duo in the middle of the defense in front of Alisson, who is tied with Ederson with 17 clean sheets.
How to make Man City vs. Liverpool picks
Green has scrutinized the Liverpool vs. Manchester City match from every angle, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides three confident best bets, including one that returns plus-money, and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his expert EPL picks at SportsLine.
So, who wins Man City vs. Liverpool in Sunday’s critical English Premier League matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Liverpool vs. Manchester City match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.