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Liverpool vs Manchester City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and prediction

9:02 AM GMT 02/08/2019
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Our tipster is backing the Premier League champions to win a goal-laden game when they go head-to-head with the Reds at Wembley on Sunday afternoon

Liverpool and Manchester City meet at Wembley in the Community Shield on Sunday afternoon.

The traditional curtain-raiser ahead of the Premier League campaign promises to be a thrilling tussle after City pipped Liverpool by just one point in a thrilling title race last term.

Pep Guardiola's men also wrapped up the domestic treble with a scintillating 6-0 victory against Watford on their most recent visit to Wembley.

The Reds, though, did not end the season empty-handed. Jurgen Klopp's charges claimed the Champions League title, beating Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid.

Latest odds

Guardiola's men won the Community Shield last term and are chalked up as 10/11 (1.91) favourites with bet365 to retain the title with a win inside 90 minutes.

Liverpool are available at 14/5 (3.80) to get the better of the Premier League champions inside normal time at Wembley. The odds compilers offer 11/4 (3.75) that Sunday's showdown remains deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes.

Team news

Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, Alisson, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all returned for the Reds against Lyon in midweek but may not be risked for Sunday's match, though. Sadio Mane will not return to training until after this fixture

Phil Foden could play a key role for City after being praised by Guardiola in the build-up. Fit-again Kevin De Bruyne may feel he has a point to prove after an injury-ravaged campaign last term. Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus could both be rested ahead of the Premier League kick-off next weekend.

Preview

City claimed a dramatic 2-1 victory when these sides last locked horns and the same scoreline can be backed at 15/2 (8.50) with bet365 ahead of Sunday's clash at Wembley.

The odds compilers offer 8/11 (1.73) that there are at least three goals scored, whilst same firm go 4/6 (1.67) that both teams are on target at Wembley.

Prediction

There was a marked improvement in Liverpool's performance in midweek, but the absence of their key attacking triumvirate - Salah, Firmino and Mane - has obviously been significant and all three men may well be sidelined again this weekend.

Manchester City's squad strength was a key factor in their success last season and the Premier League champions will likely be able to name a stronger starting line-up than the Reds can muster.

Guardiola's side, too, will sense an opportunity to lay down a marker against their likely main rivals for the Premier League title.

Backing City, then, to win a goal-laden game, therefore, could rewards. As such, it is bet365's 7/4 (2.75) quote for Manchester City to win a match featuring at least three goals that could represent real value for punters.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Over 2.5 goals and Manchester City to win at 7/4 (2.75) for a 1pt stake at bet365