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Liverpool vs Manchester City Updated Tips - Over 2.5 goals predicted in clash of rivals

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Liverpool vs Manchester City clash in FA Community shield tipped to produce over 2.5 goals (Getty Images,)

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Liverpool and Manchester City are expected to serve up an open contest in the 2019 FA Community Shield at Wembley. These are two of the most exciting teams in England and often produce goals in their matches.

I am tipping an outcome of over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.72 while Liverpool’s recent record against the Citizens means they are backed at 3.20.

Liverpool FC Form & Team News


Liverpool ran Manchester City close for the English Premier League title last season, ultimately finishing in second, just one point behind the Citizens. They wrapped up their campaign by beating Tottenham Hotspur to win the UEFA Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp's men have been fairly quiet in the transfer market but crucially still retain all their key players. They are priced at 3.20 for a win which is one of my tips, but having failed to keep a clean sheet in four of their last five matches against the Citizens a bet on goals should be considered.

The Reds have one of the most feared attacks in Europe and scored the second most goals in the Premier League behind Manchester City. Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are both in contention to feature while Divock Origi could be given a run out following his impressive showing at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

Liverpool
Liverpool have one of the most feared attacks in Europe and scored the second most goals in the Premier League last season (Getty Images)

Manchester City FC Form & Team News


Manchester City are the current holders of the Community shield after beating Chelsea to win the trophy for the fifth-time last year. They are coming off a record breaking campaign having claimed the domestic treble in the 2018-19 season.

The Citizens have made a number of acquisitions in the transfer market with the arrival of Rodri from Atletico Madrid and Angelino returning from PSV. Pep Guardiola’s men often concede against the Reds, making a bet on goals a viable option. They are however, priced at 2.15 for a win while a draw is valued at 3.50.

Manchester City scored the most goals in the Premier League last season with Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva all impressing. The trio are in contention to feature while new signings Angelino and Rodri could also be included.

Manchester City
Manchester City posses good quality in attack with Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling helping them to finish as top scorers in the league last season(Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Manchester City Head to Head


Liverpool have 79 wins and 42 draws while Manchester City have 44 victories from 165 previous matches. Four of the last six matches have produced over 2.5 goals while the Reds have claimed the upper hand in recent clashes with four wins in six meetings.

Liverpool vs Manchester City Match Up 


Liverpool are excellent going forward and have the quality to trouble Manchester City. Roberto Firmino has three goals in three matches against the Citizens and should combine well with Divock Origi and Mohamed Salah to get the better of the Champions.

Manchester City are renowned for their attacking style of play and often score lots of goals. Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero were pivotal for the Citizens last season and should prove difficult to handle for Liverpool.

Liverpool vs Manchester City Key Statistics


  • Liverpool and Manchester City have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Liverpool have won their last 5 matches (Premier League).
  • Liverpool have failed to keep a clean sheet in 3 of their last 4 matches against Manchester City (all competitions).
  • Manchester City have lost 4 of their last 6 matches against Liverpool (all competitions).

Verdict

This Community Shield clash is likely to be an open contest featuring two of the most exciting teams in the Premier League. They often serve up over 2.5 goals in their matches and that trend is tipped to continue at odds of 1.72. 

Liverpool also appear to always get the better of Manchester City and should secure the win at odds of 3.20.
Best Bet: Over 2.5 Goals @1.72 at bet365 - 3 Units
Value Bet: Liverpool Win @3.20 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Liverpool Win 2-1 @12.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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