- It’s Manchester City vs Liverpool in round 32 of the EPL on Sunday, April 10 at 11:30 am ET
- Just a single point separates the top two with seven games of the season remaining
- We preview the game, look at the Manchester City vs Liverpool odds, and offer some picks below
One of the English Premier League’s games of the season kicks off on Sunday, April 10 at 11:30 am ET, with Manchester City vs Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
With City leading the Merseysiders by a single point at the top of the table with only seven games remaining, this really could be a make-or-break afternoon in Manchester for both teams.
We preview Manchester City vs Liverpool and offer below the best picks for this huge EPL clash.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Odds
|Manchester City vs Liverpool||MNC -0.5 (+102) | LIV +0.5 (-124)||MNC +105 | DRAW +270 | LIV +250||Ov 2.5 (-148) | Un 1.5 (+120)|
Odds as of April 8 at Barstool Sportsbook
The bookies understandably find this a tough call but Barstool has Man City, with home advantage, as slight favorites at +105 in the EPL odds, with an implied win probability of 47%. It remains very tight though, with Liverpool at +250 for the win with an implied probability of 27%.
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Narrow Win for City Over Atleti
Man City comes into this game in good shape after a 1-0 win in midweek in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid. While it may only be a slender lead, it still gives City a great opportunity to progress to the last four of the UCL and go another step closer to an outstanding EPL, UCL, FA Cup treble.
Highlights of our first leg victory over the Spanish champions! 📈💥 pic.twitter.com/b61O3xw8tu
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 7, 2022
The win over Atleti was hard-earned, and for long periods it looked like ending goalless, but with 20 minutes remaining a perfectly timed and weighted through-ball from Phil Foden gave Kevin De Bruyne the chance to fire City ahead.
Minor Dip but Title Now on the Line
While City’s dip at the turn of the year was a relatively minor one, it was enough to throw what looked almost certain to be a sixth Premier League title into the melting pot. All it took was a surprise home defeat by Tottenham and draws with Southampton and Crystal Palace, for Jurgen Klopp’s men to close the gap to just a point. City now have work to do.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) April 7, 2022
However, that one-point lead, if they manage to avoid defeat on Sunday, remains significant as it means that their fate remains in their own hands. And if they do manage to get the win, a four-point lead with just seven games to go would be a great position to be in.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Head-to-Head Stats
|23 – 4 – 3||EPL record in 2021-22||22 – 6 – 2|
|70 / 18||Goals for / against||77 / 20|
|2.33||Goals per match||2.57|
|692.80||Passes per match||611.90|
|W-D-D-W-W-W||Form guide (all competitions)||L-W-W-W-W-W|
Reds With One Foot in UCL Semi
Liverpool too had midweek success in the UEFA Champions League but, unlike City, already has one foot in the semifinals thanks to a thrilling 3-1 away win in Lisbon over Benfica. With the Portuguese team generally regarded as the weakest team left in the competition, Jurgen Klopp was even afforded the luxury of resting Jordan Henderson and Diogo Jota and still watched his team win with room to spare.
Trent ➡️ Luis ➡️ Sadio 👏
A wonderful move to double our advantage 😍 pic.twitter.com/iFEZI5Uu2r
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 7, 2022
The evening in Lisbon got off to the perfect start for Liverpool with Ibrahima Konaté giving them a 17th-minute lead, with Sadio Mane making it 2-0 before the halftime whistle. The Portuguese side rallied in the early stages of the second period and pulled one back through Darwin Nunez but Luis Diaz made it 3-1 with three minutes remaining.
Quadruple Still On for Klopp’s Men
The win in Lisbon has kept alive the Reds’ hopes of winning an unprecedented quadruple – they already have the EFL Cup in the bag after a dramatic penalty shootout win over Chelsea – and their form has been relentless in 2022. Even the international break has not hindered their winning habit.
Even when not at their free-flowing best – like against Watford last weekend – the Reds have developed a healthy habit of finding ways to win games, and it’s this, along with an iron will to win, that has dragged them back into the title race.
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Manchester City vs Liverpool Picks
With so much at stake here, it is conceivable that this could be a game where the two teams cancel each other out. A draw would keep alive the title hopes of both teams and so, for me, with the tension level sure to be up to 11, there is value in betting on the draw.
Picks: Man City and Liverpool to draw (+270)
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