FA Cup - Liverpool v Manchester City Tips

A few months ago, a Liverpool FC quadruple was trading at 500/1 although the Reds have closed the gap on Manchester City when it comes to the Premier League standings. They have won the League Cup and made some nice progress in the Champions League as well as being handed a winnable last eight tie.

However, Liverpool’s luck of getting favourable opponents lasted until the semi-final stage and they now go up against a Manchester City team who will want to book their place in the Wembley final, with Pep Guardiola’s side having been serial trophy winners since he took charge at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City Favourites to Win FA Cup Semi

Manchester City are regarded by the football betting sites as the better team and slightly more likely to secure their place in the FA Cup final where they are likely to meet Chelsea should they get there. At the time of writing, the Cityzens are a best price 13/10 to win in ninety minutes and this will be the second of two important clashes against Liverpool during April after the teams previously met at the Etihad Stadium in an effective title decider.

According to the latest FA Cup betting odds, City have between a 55% and 60% chance of going through to the final, with this clash clearly having the potential to go into extra-time and potentially penalties. There is likely to be no quarter given and much comes down to whether Guardiola can find a winning combination of players.

Kevin de Bruyne is probably the only guaranteed starter, although Raheem Sterling could be set to line up against his former club, while Phil Foden is betting favourite to be PFA Young Player of the Year and the England international could well feature in a wide position as City look to impose themselves on the game.

Liverpool Looking to Use League Cup Success to Beat City

Wembley was a happy hunting ground for Liverpool back in February, with Jurgen Klopp’s side playing out a goalless draw with Chelsea and the two teams then drew a blank before the League Cup final was decided on spot kicks. It’s likely that Alisson will be utilised in goal this time around, while the back four will pick themselves if all fit.

It was Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz who were the preferred trio in attack in the EFL Cup final, although Diogo Jota continues to light up the stage for club and country, with Roberto Firmino often the man for the big occasion. The two teams played out an entertaining 2-2 draw back in October and perhaps we’ll see a similarly tight affair.

What Are the Best Bets for Liverpool v Manchester City?

Although Liverpool played out a goalless draw against Chelsea in the League Cup final, we should remember that this was an exciting clash and there should probably have been a few goals scored. Both teams to score looks an enticing prospect here, with the teams likely to play on the front foot despite both outfits having impeccable defensive records.

We think the draw looks like the most attractive betting option out of the three outcomes when it comes to the Full-Time Result market considering that it’s trading at the biggest price. Indeed, the correct score market could be worth a visit and the 2-2 draw is definitely interesting.


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