Manchester City vs Liverpool prediction, betting tips and odds brought to you by oddschecker football expert George Gamble.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Stats
- City have reached this stage of the FA Cup in four of the last five seasons but have advanced to the final just once.
- Liverpool were able to rest the majority of their first-choice team during the week against Benfica.
- Liverpool have suffered just one defeat across 23 outings this calendar year.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Tips
Betting Tip: Liverpool Draw No Bet
These two sides played out an enthralling game at the Etihad last weekend but neither side was able to take the advantage as it finished 2-2. Since then both sides have played out their respective second legs in the Champions League quarter-final.
A much rotated Liverpool welcomed Benfica to Anfield and progressed with a 6-4 aggregate win. They can now bring their rested stars back into the fold for their showdown with Manchester City at Wembley.
Pep Guardiola’s side travelled to Atletico Madrid with a slender 1-0 advantage and had to work for their result as they achieved a 0-0 draw to guide them through to the semi-finals. It’s hard to recall a 0-0 draw being as eventful as the one at the Wanda Metropolitano. A number of City players were targeted and it led to some unwanted injuries as both Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker had to leave the field.
There’s no doubt this match took its toll on City and they won’t be rested in time for the trip to Wembley, unlike Liverpool. The value play for me is on Liverpool and i’ll have the ‘Reds’ in the draw no bet market at double your money.
Betting Tip: Over 3.5 Goals
These two sides are possibly the best two teams in Europe and there are usually goals when they square off. The last eight meetings have averaged 3.5 goals per game exactly and both prior meetings this season would have seen this pick land.
Liverpool’s backline looked a bit disjointed in their meeting at the weekend and City were able to find gaps and create plenty of chances. The ‘Citizens’ should be able to do that again as they’re usually reliable going forward. But after their incredibly tough midweek fixture against Atletico Madrid, Pep Guardiola may be unable to call on some key players and that can hand Liverpool the advantage.
These two are frightening in forward areas and both feature in the top two for average shots taken per game across the entirety of Europe. This pick has landed in five of the last six meetings between these two sides and so taking all this into account, I’ll have a point on there being at least four goals scored.