Liverpool – Manchester City FREE PICKS
Liverpool and Manchester City meet at Anfield, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Quarter-finals). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 5. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 01-14-2018, for the Premier League, Liverpool won by (4-3). A. Oxlade-Chamberlain (9 ‘), Roberto Firmino (59’), S. Mané (61 ‘) and Mohamed Salah (68’) scored the goals for Liverpool, and L. Sané (40 ‘), Bernardo Silva (84 ‘) and İ. Gündoğan (90 ‘), for Manchester City.
The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Quarter-finals) after a home draw by (0-0) and a win by (0-5) with Porto. In their last match, for the Premier League, they beat Crystal Palace by (1-2). In the last 5 home matches for the UEFA Champions League Liverpool have 3 wins and 2 draws.
For this competition, he has not lost 10 games. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 53 of the last 62 matches they have played have ended with Over 1,5 goals. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Liverpool left for this game with a victory on the grounds of Crystal Palace, by 1-2, adding the following triumph in the English championship: the goals were scored by Salah and Mané. To remember that Liverpool eliminated FC Porto in the last round of the Champions League. Despite playing at home, Liverpool must give possession to Manchester City, looking for counterattacks to create danger: Sadio Mané offers great depth to his team. On the other hand, Mohamed Salah is a fundamental player in this team, being this player the best score of Liverpool, with 37 goals scored in all competitions. For this game coach Jürgen Klopp still can not count on Joe Gómez and Bogdán, both injured.
The visiting team reached this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Quarter-finals) after having eliminated Basel, with a defeat by (1-2) at home and a win by (0-4) away in the previous round. In their last match, for the Premier League, they got an away win against Everton by (1-3). In the last 4 away matches for the UEFA Champions League Manchester City has 3 wins and 1 loss. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 8 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 58 of the last 68 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. This is a team that usually does not feel difficult to open the scoring: it marked the first goal in 6 of the last 8 matches for the UEFA Champions League, of these 6 reached the break in advantage in 3 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 5.
The players of Pep Guardiola come to this game motivated, after having won a victory over Everton, by 1-3, adding in this way the following triumph followed in several competitions: the goals were scored by Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Sané. Without great problems, the English eliminated Basel in the last round of the Champions League. Despite playing away from home, Manchester City must opt for a dominating strategy, seeking to attack their enemy in a more organized way. However, in certain moments of the game he must act only in counterattack, a transition in which he is very competent. The Argentine Sergio Agüero is the best score of this formation, with 30 goals scored in all competitions. For this game the coach does not have Mendy, due to an injury.
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