Manchester City Vs Liverpool Predictions, Odds And Picks

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HTML3_ After Liverpool and Manchester drew 2 at the weekend, it looks like the Premier League title race will go to the wire. Pep Guardiola’s teams have only a one point advantage, with seven fixtures remaining. Jurgen Klopp’s squad has a better goal difference. Remarkably, since the start of the 2018/19 campaign, City have accumulated 338 points and Liverpool have racked up 337. These two clubs are the most powerful in Europe at this moment.

City are set to face off in the Champions League final, however due to the FA Cup draw only one can make it to the Wembley finale in May. The other semifinal will be contested by Crystal Palace and Chelsea on Saturday. However, the victor of Sunday’s match will enter the final as the favorite due to the strength of Liverpool and City.

The two teams could not be separated the last time. City was led twice by Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne at Etihad Stadium. However, Liverpool retook the lead with goals from Diogo Jota (or Sadio Mane) on each side of the half-time.

A 2-2 draw was an accurate reflection of the game’s outcome. City was the stronger team, and took advantage of Liverpool’s strong defensive line. Klopp’s men were able to win the second half. The first meeting between these two sides in 2021/22 also ended 2-2, and few would bet against a repeat of that scoreline on Saturday.

Liverpool’s Saturday Preparations Were Much Smoother

Both teams participated in a continental tournament in midweek. Liverpool was the clearer team. The Reds had already reached the semifinals by beating Benfica 3-1 at home, and were now in position for Wednesday’s second leg.

They also enjoyed the home-field advantage. Klopp left out several important players from his starting XI including Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah. Liverpool drew 3-3 against the Portuguese team. While some of these players were substitutes in the second half, others stayed on the bench the entire hour.

Manchester City were, however, put through their paces in Spain. The tie was alive before the second leg, with Atletico Madrid winning by a 1-0 margin. Although City tried hard to draw a 0-0 at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in the first leg, Atletico won the second leg due to the balance of play.

City were under great pressure during the second part of this bruising match. Both Kyle Walker, Kevin De Bruyne and Kevin De Bruyne limped off. They are both doubtful for Saturday. Guardiola stated that the injuries to his team were “big trouble” ahead of Liverpool’s game. Although Guardiola may have overstated the situation, at this writing it appears that Walker and De Bruyne are likely to be fit for the Liverpool game. However, City would prefer a more relaxed match just three days prior to the semi-final.

We Should Have Another Enchanting Encounter

There has been much debate about the greatest rivalry in Premier League history between Manchester City and Liverpool. These two clubs are the weakest in England’s premier league. It becomes increasingly hard to deny that.

Alex Ferguson was a great manager at Manchester United. Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wigner brought significant success to Chelsea as well. For the first time in the history of the Premier League, the two strongest European teams have been joined by their best players.

This does not mean that this rivalry has improved over the ones which existed before. The animosity among the managers and players is minimal. That arguably reduces the entertainment value in comparison with, say, Manchester United vs Arsenal in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

One thing is for sure, though: we will be in for a treat when Manchester City and Liverpool lock horns again this weekend. Both sides will play forward-foot and attack-minded soccer regardless of the opposition. It was a great game and we can expect nothing less on Saturday.

City are equally matched. Even small changes in preparation can make a big difference. Reds will be more mentally and physically fresh, which should help them win the semi-final.

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How to Watch Manchester City vs Liverpool

Manchester City vs Liverpool Information Teams Manchester City vs Liverpool Location Wembley Stadium, London, England Time Saturday, 16 April 2022, 10. 30 AM EDT How to watch ESPN+

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