Eleven games into the Premier League season and we’re at one of the most, if not THE most, mouth-watering clashes of the season.
In fact, some pundits have already referred to it as a potential title decider, as Man City travel to Liverpool on November 10.
The two went toe-to-toe for the title last season, with City pipping the Reds to the crown. But it’s Liverpool who took an early advantage this season.
But who does the bookies think will come out on top?
History Favours City
Let’s take a look at past league results between the two Premier League giants.
- Man City v Liverpool – 2-1 (January 3, 2019)
- Liverpool v Man City – 0-0 (October 7, 2018)
- Liverpool v Man City – 4-3 (January 14, 2018)
- Man City v Liverpool – 5-0 (September 9, 207)
- Man City v Liverpool – 1-1 (March 19, 2017)
So, two wins for Man City, one for Liverpool and two draws. It’s oh so tight. No wonder there’s not much to choose between them with William Hill’s odds. They have Liverpool at 17/10 to win, Man City at 6/4 and the draw 13/5.
Will Travel Play a Part?
As well as home advantage, though, Liverpool may have another thing in their favour. Both teams will be coming into the game off Champions League games. But while City travel away to Atalanta, Liverpool are at home to KRC Genk the night before.
How Many Goals?
There are plenty of goals in the games between these two. That’s not surprising, despite both clubs having decent defences. Just think of the attacking talent that should be on display – Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne for City, and Liverpool’s terrorising trio of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firminho.
If you fancy goals in this clash, Liverpool are 17/5 to win the game with both teams scoring, while City are slightly shorter with William Hill at 14/5. For the match having three goals or more, William Hill can offer 8/13. But predict who will win in a match containing three goals or more, and William Hill has Liverpool at 11/4 and City at 11/5.
Quick Out of the Blocks?
They had not managed it in their first nine league games, but this clash is likely to start fast-paced, with both sides wanting to put down a marker. So, perhaps an interesting bet is a goal to be scored in the first five minutes. Jump on William Hill’s 11/2, if you think that’s going to happen.