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Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad on Thursday evening in what promises to be a high-octane clash between the Premier League’s two best teams.
Having just ended their despairingly long 30-year wait for a title, it feels fitting that Liverpool will play their first game as the newly crowned champions at the home of the team they deposed with such ease this term.
The Citizens, however, will be determined to spoil the Merseysiders title tour this week, and Pep Guardiola’s men have plenty of pride to restore on Thursday.
With the chance to break numerous Premier League records still open to Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp’s relentless Reds also have incentives to win, and that should ensure that we see a full complement of stars on show in Manchester.
Ahead of the action, we’ve delved deep into the statistics and odds to come up with a tasty looking 33/1 bet365 Bet Builder for Thursday’s heavyweight bout.
If you’re on the look out for a more detailed analysis of the game, we recommend checking out our Manchester City vs Liverpool predictions.
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Manchester City vs Liverpool Bet Builder Tips
Both teams to score
- Liverpool scored at least once in 13 of their 15 Premier League away matches this season.
- Man City hit the net at least one in 14 of their 15 Premier League home games this term.
- Both teams registered in four of the last five meetings between City and Liverpool.
- The Citizens conceded in 12 of their last 20 fixtures in all competitions.
Over 2 goals in the match for both teams combined
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 9 of Man City’s last 11 Premier League home games
- Man City have seen over 2.5 goals in 9 of their last 10 home matches against Liverpool in all competitions.
- Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 7 Premier League home matches.
- Man City’s matches have averaged 3.2 goals per 90 minutes since the restart.
Under 4 cards in the march for both teams combined
- Liverpool have picked up fewer Premier League cards than any other club this season (29)
- Just two players were carded when Liverpool and Man City last played in November.
- Man City amassed just 1.6 cards per Premier League home fixture on average in 2019/20.
- Liverpool collected 1.2 cards per Premier League away assignment on average this term.
Manchester City to win
- Manchester City won 10 of their last 12 fixtures in all competitions.
- Liverpool are without a win in four away matches, losing three times and drawing once.
- The Citizens won 14 of their last 18 games at the Etihad Stadium.
- City beat Liverpool 2-1 when the sides last clashed in Manchester.
Rodrigo to get booked
- Rodrigo’s eight Premier League bookings this season makes him the Citizens’ most carded player.
- The Spaniard has picked up 11 yellow cards in all competitions this season.
- With Fernandinho likely out, Rodrigo becomes City’s sole midfield enforcer this week.
- Rodrigo has committed more fouls per game on average per game than any other City player this term.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Bet Builder Odds
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