At the top of the Premier League table, Liverpool is running away with the 18/19 Premier League title. Manchester City is in third place. Not only are they chasing down the Reds, they’re in a race against time to retain a title they won last year.
Both sides have a lot on the line when they face each other in the standout tie of MatchDay 21. Manchester City welcomes Liverpool to the Etihad stadium. Liverpool has a chance to increase their lead with a win. Manchester City has a chance to cut Liverpool’s lead to just 4 points with a win.
As the game draws nearer, what betting options are there to consider in this game?
It’s hard, almost impossible, to look past a team that has gone 20 games in the PL without losing a game. What’s harder is betting against such a team. Yes, football is still dramatic and the Reds are playing away from home. But then again, this one already looks like Liverpool’s to lose.
2. Both Teams to Score
Both sides are the highest goal-scoring sides of the season so far. Manchester City’s 54 goals put them at an average of over 2,5 goals per game. Liverpool’s 48 goals in 20 games played also put their average around that number.
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3. Over 3,5 Goals
Matches played at the Etihad Stadum are known to be littered with goals. Matches this season at the stadium have averaged 4.14 goals per game. The Citizens have netted two or more in all but one of those games.
4. City Over 1,5 Goals (No)
There are so many reasons Liverpool is at the top of the PL table. One major reason is their tough defense which has not conceded more than once in any PL match so far.
5. Liverpool Win to Nil (No)
Of the 20 games played, Liverpool’s Alisson has kept 12 clean sheets. But against Manchester City in recent times, the Reds have conceded in eight straight league matches played at the Etihad Stadium.
6. Double Chance (12)
In the last 20 games Manchester City has played in all competitions, 3 ended in a draw. And only one of those draws came in the league. The same can be said for Liverpool too. There have been only 3 draws in their last 20 games in all competitions.
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7. Over 3,5 Yellow Cards
The last six competitive head-to-head between both sides have seen an average of 5.0 yellow cards awarded to players.
8. Firmino to Score
The Brazilian scored a hattrick in his game against Arsenal. Of course there were talks about Arsenal’s schoolboy defending and the Mo dive. But it’s not impossible for the Brazilian to increase his goal tally against City.