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Liverpool vs Manchester City: Preview, Odds and Betting Tips - 10/03/2024 (Premier League)

City chases Liverpool for 23/24 title.

On Sunday 10 March 2024, Liverpool will welcome Manchester City to Anfield. Another Jürgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola classic - the last time in the Premier League - will take place.

Fans are excited about the game that has become the league's most popular fixture in the last five seasons. Tickets are selling fast and bookies are preparing the odds.

It is important that we sound this note of warming early enough: this is a game for risk takers and experienced punters. Newbie punters are advised to choose lesser bet markets available in the game and place wagers with very small, forgettable amounts.

One of the reasons for this advice is the slim margins of victory that both teams have against each other.

Since Klopp and Pep started clashing in the Premier League (and other competitions), there have been only four occasions in which either manager dominated the other. This is because they have been the top two teams in every domestic title race.

Another reason for advising small bets on this game is that the form of both teams in front of attack is almost on par with each other (City have scored four goals less than Liverpool).

Form is thrown out of the window when both teams meet, however, which makes this irrelevant. This, in turn, makes it difficult to predict correct scores or a winner in the game. Sticking to markets like “anytime scorer” or over/under bets will yield the best results.

Casual fans will have a more enjoyable time watching the game, however, for many reasons. The most obvious one is the tactical battle that will ensure once again between Klopp and Guardiola.

It will be the last time in the Premier League careers that this will happen, which means both managers will want to leave an impression on the other. The title is on the line, but both have acknowledged each other as rivals and will be playing for pride. Fans can expect to see a very physical and fast-paced game as both sets of players will come into the game with the knowledge that their manager's honour is on the line.

The players are also a reason why the match will be interesting. It has been established that form will go out of the window and that both sides will play to defend their manager’s honour. However, since the game became England's biggest, each player has wanted to make a mark in it. There is no better feeling for a player than being remembered for their performances in a big game.

With money to be made and bets on the line, let us go over their form guides.

Form Guide: Liverpool

Liverpool are on an incredible streak, with only one loss and one draw in their last ten matches. They are top of the league because they have lost the least amount of matches, which makes their games easy to cash out from.

In the last ten Premier League games, they are second only to Arsenal in chances created and goals scored. They are tied in second place with their 10 March 2024 opponents for most players with five Premier League goals or more this season, and second only to Arsenal in this stat. This proves that they can have goals from anywhere, which is something that many managers who have played and succeeded against a Pep Guardiola team have had.

They will be worried about their injuries list, however. Klopp will be going into the game without 12 first team players including Mohamed Salah, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dominik Szoboszlai and Joel Matip.

The “kids” will be getting a run again, just as they did against Chelsea in the EFL (Carabao) Cup final, which could be a handicap.

Form Guide: Manchester City

Manchester City have enough goals and chance creators but their form in recent times has staggered.

They have only two draws in their last 10 matches but have failed to find the back of the net as often as they used to.

Erling Haaland has not hit peak form since returning from injury and his strike partner Julian Alvarez has slowed down. The Norwegian striker has more shots on goal than any other player, however, which makes him a constant threat.

They also have a beast in Rodrigo, who completes more passes than any other player in the league and is able to quickly help them transition into attacking formations.

In the Premier League, they have only lost two of their last ten outings against the newly-minted Carabao Cup champions. This will be their biggest advantage going into the game.

What to expect from the match

The reverse fixture ended in a 1 - 1 draw but with pride on the line and only one point separating both of them from clinging onto the top spot, a clear winner is going to emerge.

As stated earlier, both sets of players will be involved from start to finish in a very physically tasking game. Liverpool will try to take the game from the start to capitalize on City's recent trend of not dominating the opening stages of the game.

Meanwhile, City could shift from their possession based philosophy to one of counterattack in order to provide enough chances for Haaland and other attackers to score. The Reds' defence will be tested as a result and there will be many possible penalty situations and free kicks in dangerous places.

Both goalkeepers will be well tested and their ability to marshal their defenders could prove the difference in the game.

In essence, we expect to see a game that will be won thanks to the defence.

Betting predictions

Under 2.5 goals

We expect a tactical masterclass which loosely translates to a defensive masterclass from both sides. Another translation of this statement is that we do not expect too many goals from the game. As a result, picking under 2.5 goals for an over/under bet market in the game will prove to be much more astute than any other selection. City are not in the best goalscoring shape and Liverpool do not have a good record in the Premier League against their opponents. Play it safe and cash out.

William Hill is offering 1.60 odds for this to happen.

Double chance – 12

It has been established from earlier sections of this article that there will be a clear winner from this match. The circumstances surrounding the game as well as the form of both teams also means that there is a winner. It is this same form that makes it difficult to predict who wins, hence, the best selection will be a double chance bet (12).

William Hill is offering 1.40 for one team to win the game.

Anytime scorer – Erling Haaland

A player having the most shots in a league means they get into the best positions to shoot. There are not many strikers like Erling Haaland in that respect and that is why he is the leading goalscorer in the league. He is also desperate need of a big game goal, seeing as he has been unable to affecr games the way he used to before injuries. City will create enough chances for him to score and he is certain to convert at least one of them.

All odds are via William Hill and all info valid as of the time of writing.

Odds could differ now.


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