Community Shield Cup: Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview & Betting Tips
Liverpool and Manchester City renew their rivalry this weekend in the traditional curtain-raiser of the Community Shield. Both teams have had good fortunes this summer and will be looking to get their new season campaigns off on the right foot.
Looking to place bets on the exciting Liverpool vs Man City clash? Read on for the match preview and football betting tips from our experts.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Match Preview & Head-to-Head
Last season saw Liverpool claim both domestic cups. However, it was Manchester City who managed to win yet another English Premier League title, making it their fourth in the last five seasons.
The Reds’ success last season was primarily fueled by their free-scoring side and the goalscoring exploits of Mohamed Salah. However, their defence is still shaky and if it wasn’t for the brilliance of Alisson Becker in goal, they would have had little to show for their efforts.
The Citizens may have missed out on winning the domestic double last season, but if Pep Guardiola can get his January signings acclimatized quickly, he could potentially do it this time around.
As far as head-to-head is concerned, the two clubs have faced each other 14 times over the last five years. Of these encounters, Liverpool won 6 times, Manchester City won 4 times and 4 games ended in stalemates.
Liverpool form guide: L-W-W-L-L-W-W
Manchester City form guide: W-W-W-D-W-W-L
Key Match Facts:
Manchester City are on a 3-match winning streak.
Liverpool have won the Community Shield outright 10 times.
The Citizens have scored at least 1 goal in their last 12 games.
On average, Liverpool scores 1.8 goals while Man City scores 1.5 goals in their matches
Liverpool vs Manchester City Team News
In Liverpool news, Alisson Becker has been ruled out due to an abdominal problem. Diago Jota will also be missing because of hamstring injury.
In Manchester City news, Aymeric Laporte will miss the match due to a knee issue while, Phil Foden, John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan have both returned to the side after missing out on the pre-season USA tour.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Both teams could potentially put on a thrilling display of attacking football, but Klopp and Guardiola could choose to adopt a more defensive outlook as they attempt to avoid further injury woes before the new season begins. Man City have a slight edge over their opponents and are expected to come out on top.
Tip 1: Man City to win
Tip 2: Over 2.5 goals
Tip 3: Both teams to score
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