Manchester City vs Liverpool: The 1st leg of the Champions League’s quarter-finals between
Liverpool and Manchester City finished with a clear victory for the Reds.
That have scored 3 goals on the first half and were capable of withstanding the Citizens’ reaction to maintain their advantage.
On that encounter, we saw one of the possibilities that we had suggested, with Jurgen Klopp’s team, through their pressure and ability to go on the attack quickly in transition, surprising Pep Guardiola’s side.
The Catalan manager was, in fact, sensible to that situation, trying to prevent that unbalance that his team might have found itself on, but his strategy didn’t work, so they weren’t able to penetrate, successfully, Liverpool’s box during the 2nd half.
What we expect to see happening on this 2nd leg is a continuation of the trends observed on the complementary stage of the 1st match. A Manchester City going on the attack, with a lot more ball possession, trying to breach Liverpool’s resistance.
For the Reds, this will be a match of sacrifice, because the most likely outcome is for them to end up absorbed on a mission that doesn’t have much to do with their usual playing style.
Their only exit to find some oxygen will be, through transition, if they end up scoring first.
Manchester City vs Liverpool – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On the weekend, Liverpool and Manchester City have rested some of their starters, with the Reds drawing 0-0 at Everton and the Citizens suffering another defeat, by 2-3, against their rivals Manchester United, after having led by 2-0 at half-time.
Despite that not having any negative consequences for their Premier League’s campaign, the result might weight on the Citizens’ ability to have confidence to approach this Champions League’s match that might put one of their biggest objectives at risk.
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