Liverpool v Manchester City Premier League Betting Tips 16/10/2022
Liverpool vs Manchester City has been a key title race fixture for years. But there is a different feel about this contest in the 2022/23 season. Liverpool has made one of their worst starts to a recent Premier League season and the Reds are struggling for wins. Yet City is flying high again in the top-flight and looks in excellent early season form. Can Liverpool turn their season around before it’s too late? Or will City add to their winning streak? This match kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and it will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Form and Team News
Liverpool and Man City were in Champions League action in mid-week, with each team seeing different results. The Reds thrashed Rangers 7-1 away to boost their chances of qualification to the knockout stage. It was a needed win for Jurgen Klopp’s side following a 3-2 loss at Arsenal and a 3-3 home draw with Brighton in the Premier League. Man City’s six-match winless run ended with a shock 0-0 draw in Copenhagen on Tuesday. The Citizens had previously thrashed Southampton (4-0), Man United (6-3) and Wolves (3-0) in the Premier League.
Looking at the team news, Liverpool’s Curtis Jones could return to the squad. But, Luis Diaz, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin, Naby Keita, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip are out. City defenders Kyle Walker and John Stones remain side-lined and midfielder Kalvin Phillips is also out.
Firstly, the match winner odds for City vs Liverpool currently lean in favour of an away win. This is unsurprising given Liverpool’s inconsistent start to the Premier League season. The reds have won just two of their opening eight matches and are winless in their last three. However, Klopp’s side has beaten City in the last two meetings and is unbeaten against the Citizens in four. As a result, a home win shouldn’t be completely ruled out and SpreadEx offers decent odds at 16/5. In addition, there is value in a draw, considering the Reds have drawn two of their last three league matches. Bet365 is also offering 16/5 odds for an Anfield stalemate. However, due to City’s rampant form this season, it is difficult to look beyond them in this fixture. With eight wins in their last 10 and seven from nine in the Premier League a Citizens victory is likely. This weekend, we are backing a City away win and SpreadEx has the best current odds at 87/100.
Over 2.5 Goals
One thing that Liverpool and City have in common this season is goals. Liverpool has scored 17 in their last six matches and City have struck 24 in their last seven. Both teams usually find a way through in this fixture too as the last five have ended with over 3.5 goals in total. As a result, we are backing a result with over 2.5 goals this weekend and QuinnBet has the best returns at 10/21.
Anytime Goal scorer
The goals are expected to flow at Anfield and further value can come in backing an anytime scorer. Despite falling out of favour at the start of the season, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has made a roaring comeback. The Brazilian has scored six goals in seven matches this season and he scored a brace in the midweek win over Rangers. As a result, there is good value in backing Bet 365’s 3/1 odds for a Firmino anytime goal at Anfield. But, this season’s leading scorer in the Premier League, Erling Haaland, must be backed again in the anytime scorer market. The Norwegian was rested at Copenhagen in mid-week and he is likely to add to his 13 goals in his last seven matches in the Premier League. At 8/11 odds, Unibet will provide the best returns for a Haaland strike.
Liverpool have got plenty to prove in this upcoming fixture against reigning champions Man City. The Reds have their unbeaten home record on the line and must improve on a stuttering start to the new season. In contrast, City is in electric form and is the current favourite to come away from Merseyside with all three points. If you choose one of our betting tips this weekend, please remember that they are never certain winners. We try to provide the best tips based on news, form and the latest odds. Ensure you are gambling responsibly and for more detail on available bookmakers free bets, please check out our homepage for up-to-date, great-value betting offers.