Liverpool vs Manchester City – UEFA Champions League: Liverpool hosts Manchester City at Anfield Road on the 1st leg of this Champions League’s quarter-finals.
In one of the most interesting duels of this quarter-finals, the English derby will define which team will represent the Premier League on the Champions League’s semi-finals.
Manchester City is making an almost perfect campaign and season. With the exception of the strange elimination against Wigan on the FA Cup, City has been simply devastating in all competitions.
On the Premier League, they have a 16-points advantage over 2nd place Manchester United, which means, they are practically champions. On the Champions League, they’ve made a campaign without many scares so far.
Liverpool is also making a good campaign in the Premier League, but every team was a bit eclipsed by City’s performance in the Premier League.
Liverpool currently sits in 3rd place with 66 points.
On the Champions League, the team advanced as leaders of their group and on the 8th finals, they have eliminated FC Porto.
Latest results – Liverpool FC:
31.03.2018 PR Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool FC
17.03.2018 PR Liverpool FC 5-0 Watford FC
10.03.2018 PR Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool FC
06.03.2018 CL Liverpool FC 0-0 FC Porto
03.03.2018 PR Liverpool FC 2-0 Newcastle Utd
24.02.2018 PR Liverpool FC 4-1 West Ham
Latest results – Manchester City:
31.03.2018 PR Everton FC 1-3 Manchester City
18.03.2018 PR Manchester City P-P Brighton
12.03.2018 PR Stoke City 0-2 Manchester City
07.03.2018 CL Manchester City 1-2 FC Basel
04.03.2018 PR Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea FC
01.03.2018 PR Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City
Not only by being a great English derby, but by the teams’ characteristics, I believe this will be a very exciting match. Both Liverpool and Manchester City have a great offensive propensity.
Defensively, City has more quality and consistency, since Liverpool is resenting a lot from lacking more consistency on that sector.
Liverpool vs Manchester City– Betting Tip and Prediction:
But especially by their attacks, I believe this will be a match with goals, despite being the 1st leg of a knockout tie, which is generally a situation that makes me avoid bets like this.
Besides that, we can’t ignore the fact that Liverpool has been one of the few teams capable of beating Guardiola’s team on the season (being the only one on the Premier League) and more than that, capable of scoring 4 goals against them.
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