The fixture this weekend will undoubtedly be Manchester City v Liverpool, as we have published our Manchester City vs Liverpool predictions for the two title contenders. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at 1xbet.
City can seriously increase their lead
The Citizens were confidently leading in the championship, but after a couple of misfires they let the rival close to them. Apart from winning the APL, Manciti are keen to win the Champions League for the first time in their history. This week, Guardiola’s side narrowly defeated Atletico at home 1-0 in the quarter-finals, and now there is a return game in Madrid. The team is in good form, having managed to beat Burnley 2-0 away in the last round. The draw in this meeting will allow the team to keep the lead, but the team will certainly not defend such a result when they play at home. The Citizens have two personnel losses ahead of this meeting.
Liverpool want the title
The Merseysiders are just one point behind their upcoming rival and main rival. Jurgen Klopp’s side have a long winning streak in the league, with ten games in a row. The team is close to clinching a place in the Champions League semi-finals after beating Benfica 3-1 away in the first leg of the quarter-final. Liverpool have already won the League Cup, with the team still in contention for three trophies, the APL, the FA Cup and the Champions League, no one having previously won all four of those in a season. There are no personnel losses ahead of this key encounter.
The opponents often delight the public with productive football in their head-to-head encounters; in the first round the teams drew 2-2, with all the goals scored in the second half.
In a battle of two rivals for the championship, it is very difficult to give anyone the edge. City play at home and therefore are seen as slight favourites for the meeting, although both teams are in brilliant form at the moment and will be primed to win. Success in this fight does not guarantee anyone the championship, but will significantly increase the chances of the first line. We think it’s perfectly acceptable to bet on an exchange of goals.