Liverpool vs Manchester City: Predictions, tips & betting odds

This fixture has produced plenty of goals and excitement in recent years and a repeat looks likely this weekend at Wembley

The two favourites to be crowned Premier League champions meet at Wembley on Saturday afternoon in the Community Shield as defending English champions Manchester City face FA Cup winners Liverpool.

There seems little doubt that these two sides will once again be battling it out for the title come May, yet both will be keen to strike an early blow with a victory in the capital.

Liverpool vs Manchester City latest odds

There is little to chose in the betting between these two teams, particularly on neutral ground, yet City are the marginal favourites offered at 6/4 (2.50) to win in 90 minutes.

Pep Guardiola’s men are also available at 4/5 (1.80) to lift the trophy.

The Reds meanwhile are priced at 7/4 (2.75) to win without extra time and at 19/20 (1.95) to secure the Community Shield for the first time since 2007.

The draw can be backed at 23/10 (3.30) and both league meetings last season ended as stalemates.

Liverpool vs Manchester City first goal scorer

Erling Haaland is offered at 15/4 (4.75) to mark his competitive City debut with the first goal of the game, while Mohamed Salah can be backed at 5/1 (6.00).

The Reds’ new striker Darwin Nunez is available at 13/2 (7.50) to break the deadlock while another South American newcomer, Julian Alvarez is also priced at 13/2 (7.50).

Kevin De Bruyne broke the deadlock the last time these sides met in the Premier League and the Belgian is offered at 10/1 (11.00).

Liverpool vs Manchester City preview

It may not quite have the historic grandeur of El Clasico meetings between Real Madrid and Barcelona, but fixtures between Liverpool and Manchester City are fast becoming some of the most entertaining matches in European football.

The last seven meetings have brought 28 goals and given the vast array of attacking talent on display at Wembley this weekend there should be plenty of interest in backing a high scoring game.

Indeed, there has been only one clean by either team in the last nine matches and this fixture all but guarantees goals at both ends.

Liverpool vs Manchester City tips and predictions

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is priced at 11/10 (2.10) and looks an obvious selection for what should be an open and entertaining encounter.

Liverpool vs Manchester City UK TV details

The annual season ‘curtain raiser’ between Liverpool and Manchester City will be broadcast live on ITV. Coverage starts from 4.15pm

Head to our Football On TV page for the latest scheduling.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Best Bet Banner 28022020 Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score at 11/10 (2.10) for a 1pt stake with bet365

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