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Premier League Ante Post 2018/19 Winner Odds

Premier League Betting
Are you having your Premier League withdrawal symptoms yet? The 2017/18 season is done and dusted and now it will be around three months before being able to enjoy action once again. At least this summer there is the World Cup to bring some excitement to the table while we wait for the return of the English top flight. The odds on the new Premier league season are on offer so even though there is no action for a while, that doesn’t stop you in your teeth into some ante-post Premier league 2018/19 betting. Manchester City ran away with the league title in 2017/2018 season so will Pep Guardiola’s men be just as powerful in their title defence next term? No doubt that they will be dipping into the transfer market during the summer to bolster their squad even further, primarily with the desire to get their hands on the Champions League title.

Premier League Winner 2018/19 Odds*

Man City 4/6, Liverpool 5/1, Man Utd 6/1, Chelsea 12/1, Tottenham 12/1, Arsenal 25/1, Bar 200/1* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018) Manchester City are 8/11 odds on favourites* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018) to win the Premier League next season but title defences can be tough to pull off. No doubt opposing managers over the summer will be looking and studying the games where teams had success against City  during the season. In the second half of the season Crystal Palace, Burnley and Huddersfield all took draws against the Citizens. Manchester United and Liverpool were the only two sides to take a win against champions. So what does it take to challenge Manchester city? Well, a committed game plan of not being afraid to press them a little higher pitch. They have to be challenged. Liverpool and Manchester United were able to get at them work through sheer attacking bravery so that is something that other teams will have to figure out how to do a little bit better against the Citizens of next season. Of course still, it’s easier said than done when you are facing such immense side who can tear you apart in the blink of an eye. So if City were to have a wobble next season, maybe getting distracted by Champions League and FA Cup and League Cup campaigns, who is the most likely to capitalise and push towards the top spot? The bookmakers think Liverpool who are 5/1 second favourite is to win the league title next year. Liverpool look as if they need to make a couple of really big signings over the summer notably to try and improve their depth. A goalkeeper upgrade, a creative player in the middle of the park and an upgrade over Sadio Mane would probably push Liverpool to the next level. So it could be a big summer for them if they get things right in the transfer market and going based of what happened in the 2017/18 season they look of closest challengers to City. However the real appeal is in Manchester United at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018). No, they weren’t pretty to watch during the 2017/18 season but if they can get off to a strong confidence start they will only grow from there. It’s hard to see them making major upgrades in the summer although they can use definite improvement in the centre-half department, back up for Lukaku and the genuine creative force in the middle of the park. The Red Devils won six of their 10 games against the other top-six finishes this season and generally, they did try to produce a little more positivity in those big challenges. If it were not for the exceptional season that Manchester City produced, United would have been pretty close to getting their hands on the league title and will tweak here and there. Jose Mourinho should be more than able to get them to a place where they can close the gap on their city rivals.

Rest of the Big Six may struggle

As for the rest of the big six, this is will be a difficult period of transition for Arsenal having lost Arsene Wenger and is hard to judge what they will be doing in the summer and even what kind of shape their team is going to be taking next season. Chelsea may have a new manager in charge next season too because Antonio Conte’s position does not look all that safe at Stamford Bridge and they need some heavy investment in the transfer market. But with no Champions League football next season will they be able to pull the big names that they need? Chelsea are 12 to 1 odds* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018) to win the league next season which is the same price as you can take on Tottenham at the moment. Spurs once again produced plenty of flair and plenty of quality can’t yet still they can’t seem to get their act together when it comes to winning the Premier League. Their chances over the last few seasons really have been missed opportunities, huge missed opportunities for them and it's only getting harder and harder for them to win the league. Period it will be even tougher if they sell Harry Keane in the summer.

Prediction

Obviously, Manchester City with their deep pockets are going to be the ones to beat next season. There are already rumours about them upgrading next season in terms of adding more strike power and an extra centre-half. We do see though Manchester United being the ones really to mount a big enough consistent challenge to the Citizens next season. While Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool has a great chance of boosting his squad boosting Liverpool’s fortunes next season, the sheer consistency is more likely to come from the pragmatic approach of Jose Mourinho's troops. Back them for another top-two finish.
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Southampton v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

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Southampton v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm Southampton have a nine-point goal-difference advantage over Swansea having won at the Liberty Stadium in midweek. So they will be showing up at home on the weekend just trying to not get beaten heavily by the Champions. A point guarantees that they will be safe in the game. City signed off their home campaign in midweek with a comfortable win over Brighton.

Southampton News and Form

Southampton should be safe at the end of the season as long as their defence doesn’t collapse enormously. They would have to lose this and have Swansea beat Stoke on the final day, with the Welsh club needing to flip a nine-point goal difference disadvantage that they have against the Saints to beat Southampton to safety. That’s not likely to happen. Southampton only have a home record of W4 D7 L7 this season and they have won just one of their last ten at St Mary's. The lone success during that run of games did happen in their last home game when they beat Bournemouth at the back end of April. Southampton are unbeaten in their last four games W2 D2 so they have fought well when it has mattered most, including a win of huge importance over Swansea in midweek. Southampton have produced 20 goals in 18 home games this season and they will probably be thankful that Manchester City have already won the title and had their celebrations. They will be hoping that the Citizens will be taking the afternoon of. Just 29% of Southampton’s home games this season have gone under 2.5 goals but as this is Man City regardless of their focus over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). Southampton have the second-worst home record this season.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City took a win at home over Brighton in their final home fixture of the season. That is a stretch of W4 D1 that they have put on the board and out on the road, they have won each of their last five. Overall their away record for the season stands at W15 D2 L1. They are still scoring freely with at least three goals netted in five of their last seven games played and in the bet365 correct score market a Manchester City 2-0 is at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.) the joint shortest-price along with a 2-1 success for them. The Citizens have netted at least three goals in each of their last five away games though and a Man City 3-0 is at 11/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). They have averaged 2.4 goals per away game this season and have earned a clean sheet in 50% of their away games. They are on a seven-match scoring streak on their travels, unbeaten in six. City have already broken the record for most goals and most points in a single Premier League season.

Southampton v Manchester City Head to Head

Manchester City collected a 2-1 home win over the Saints earlier in the season making it back to back wins in the league over them. In the last five Premier League meetings between the two clubs, Southampton are W1 D1 L3 against the Citizens. Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings and the Saints are W2 D1 L2 in their last five home games against Manchester City.

Southampton v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 2/5, Draw 15/4, Southampton 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Southampton v Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: The Citizens are just enjoying themselves at the moment and are still likely to be a threat in the match regardless. Southampton have done much better recently with their performances and just so they don’t sweat, just have to watch the goals against them. Away win and over 2.5 goals.
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Manchester City v Brighton Predictions & Betting Odds – 9th May 2018

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Manchester City v Brighton Betting Tips - Premier League 9th May 7.45pm It is going to be a party atmosphere at the Etihad in midweek as Manchester City will be stepping out in their final home game of the season. Their richly deserved title celebrations were mostly done on the weekend, but will probably spill over into this. Brighton bagged a surprise win over Manchester United last Friday to guarantee Premier League survival, so they can totally relax.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City were not their usual selves on the weekend, failing to find their dynamic fluency in a 0-0 draw with Huddersfield. Maybe it was all just down to distraction because this was their league title celebration having been handed the Premier League trophy. Manchester City now have a W15 D2 L1 record for the season at the Etihad and they have averaged 3.2 goals per game at home. The visiting Seagulls have fought off relegation successfully so may be a little relaxed, so City should be a little more focused and taking them on. In the Coral correct score market a Manchester City 3-0 is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:15 a.m. on May 7th, 2018) and even though it is the end of the season, it’s hard to see them having back to back off days at home. Man City have scored 67% of their home goals in the second half of matches but even with that, they have been leading at half time in twelve of their eighteen home fixtures so far this term. Twelve of their fifteen homes wins have been by at least a two-goal margin.

Brighton News and Form

Brighton have done enough to get safe and their final points needed for that came in a surprise win at home over Manchester United last Friday. That’s an epic way to book survival. That is a three-match undefeated streak of form that they are on at the moment and each of the games in that sequence were against current top seven sides. They have taken back to back clean sheets in the league as well and they only have to look at Huddersfield's performance at the Etihad on the weekend for some inspiration. Still, at the end of the day, they have every right to relax after a tough season. They go to Anfield on the final day of the season so they will have been delighted to have any pressure on them in these two remaining fixtures. Brighton’s away form for the season is W2 D5 L10 and they are winless in their last eleven away from the Amex. They have totalled only nine away goals and a Manchester City to win to nil wager is at 8/15 odds with Coral* (Betting Odds taken at 2:05 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). Seven of Brighton’s nine away defeats this term have been by a two-goal margin.

Manchester City v Brighton Head to Head

It was a 2-0 win that Manchester City picked up on their visit to the Amex Stadium back in August at the start of the season. That was the first league meeting between the two clubs since the old Division 2 1988/89 season. Overall in the head to head between them, Man City are 9-4 up with five drawn matches.

Manchester City v Brighton Betting Odds*

Man City 1/11, Draw 9/1, Brighton 33/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)

Manchester City v Brighton Predictions

Man City to win: A total dead rubber other than Man City will probably want to go and put on a show. Brighton won’t care really, they have done enough to survive and can be in a party mood of their own because of that. City to win to nil.
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Manchester City v Huddersfield Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th May 2018

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Manchester City v Huddersfield Betting Tips - Premier League 6th May 3.00pm Manchester City have produced some scintillating displays since winning the league. They strolled past West Ham last weekend taking them one step closer to getting more Premier League records. This is all just bad news for the visiting Terriers who have just a three-point cushion between themselves and the relegation zone heading into the weekend.

Manchester City News and Form

It is Manchester City. They win matches. A lot of matches. Usually pretty easily. It’s hard to come up with anything at this point of the season about the Champions. They are still going full force at things, winning their last three league outings with twelve goals scored. With the title secured they are looking to break records in the top flight and they have already hit the 100 goals mark for the season as they routed West Ham last weekend. There should be more goals coming on the weekend. In the BetVictor correct score market, the shortest priced option is a Manchester City 3-0 at 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:35 p.m. on May 1st, 2018) just to highlight how easy the bookmaker thinks this is going to be for the Champions. Manchester City have produced a W15 D1 L1 record at the Etihad this season, averaging 3.4 goals per game on home soil. The Citizens have scored in every home game this season and 67% of their home goals have come in the second half of matches. Manchester City have been 1-0 at half time in seven of their home games this term. 65% of their games at the Etihad have ended over 3.5 goals.

Huddersfield News and Form

This won’t be a game that Huddersfield are looking forward too. They are only three points clear of the drop zone and are not too likely to get anything out of this. They could be in bigger trouble after this match. Huddersfield are just W3 D3 L11 away from home this season as well so that’s not a good place to start from for this one. They have only taken the one point from their last three away from home, which came in a draw at Brighton in their last away game. There have only been the eleven away goals tallied by The Terriers this season and they have failed to score in 71% of their road games. Manchester City to win to nil is pretty much written all over this at 1/2 odds with BetVictor* (Betting Odds taken at 10:35 p.m. on May 1st, 2018). Huddersfield have conceded in each of their last fourteen away games in the top flight, but they have been level at half time in ten of their 17 games away from the John Smiths. If they get to half-time level they could count that as a success. 78% of the away goals they have conceded this season have been in the second half of matches.

Manchester City v Huddersfield Head to Head

There was a late winner for the Citizens when they visited Huddersfield back at the end of November, a winner which came from Raheem Sterling. That was the first ever Premier League game between Huddersfield and Man City. They met in the FA Cup last season with City winning a replay 5-1. Those cup games were the first between them since meeting in the Division 1 1999/200 season.

Manchester City v Huddersfield Betting Odds*

Manchester City 1/18, Draw 12/1, Huddersfield 25/1* (Betting Odds taken at 9:44 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)

Manchester City v Huddersfield Predictions

Man City to win: The Citizens continue to make things look so easy and the way that they just carved West Ham apart last weekend was brilliant. They are hungry for more, have shown no signs of easing up and can bank another win to nil here at home.
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West Ham v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 29th April 2018

West Ham
West Ham v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League 29th April 2.15pm Manchester City have the league title but they aren’t finished for the season. They want to break Premier League records and are well on course to do so after smashing Swansea 5-0 last weekend at the Etihad. This isn’t a game that West Ham are going to be looking forward too really after a late collapse against Arsenal last weekend saw them lose heavily. How long will their defence be able to withstand the City pressure?

West Ham News and Form

West Ham looked as if they were set to earn a draw at Arsenal on Sunday but then in the final ten minutes at the Emirates it all fell apart. West Ham conceded three late goals in that period. The loss snapped a W1 D2 sequence of unbeaten form that they were on. Still, back at home they have lost just one of their last seven in the top flight where they have posted a W6 D5 L5 record for the season. Their last two home wins have been with a clean sheet but how likely is that to happen in this one? The Irons have earned a clean sheet in 38% of their home games this term, but they are going to have major problems trying to shut down City. They may struggle to get anything going at the other end too and both teams not to score at bet365 is at even money* (Betting Odds taken at 1:44 a.m. on April 24th, 2018). Of the goals that West Ham have scored this season, 60% of them have come in the second half of matches. Marko Arnautovic has carried on in good form for them and looks their biggest attacking threat. West Ham have already lost their other two games played against current top four sides and this is just likely to go the same way.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City collected a 5-0 win at home against Swansea on the weekend so they aren’t taking their foot off the gas, even with the title won. They want to break Premier League records. Manchester City are on a four-match winning streak away from home in the Premier League and they have scored at least two goals in each of those. Manchester City have averaged 2.35 goals per away game this season and have given up an average of just 0.7 goals per away game at the back. Manchester City to win to nil at bet365 is at 7/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 1:44 a.m. on April 24th, 2018). Raheem Sterling is worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market as he is their top scorer on the road this season. Manchester City have won 82% of their away games, that’s what the numbers stack up to and have scored in all but one of their road games. In their last five games home and away, Pep Guardiola’s men have scored at least two goals in each and the shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market is a Man City 2-0 at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 1:44 a.m. on April 24th, 2018). They still look scintillating good even in party mode.

West Ham v Manchester City Head to Head

Man City had to grind out a 2-1 home win against a resilient West Ham earlier in the season, but they still got the job done, leaving them with a four-match winning streak against the Hammers at the moment. They are undefeated in five against the Londoners. The Citizens have scored at least two goals in each of their last five against West Ham, keeping two clean sheets in their last three against them. They won 4-0 at West Ham last season.

West Ham v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 1/3, Draw 15/4, West Ham 9/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)

West Ham v Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: It is hard to imagine anything other than a comfortable victory for the Citizens turning up in this one. They still look hungry, they are relaxed and that just makes them as dangerous as ever. Man City to win & over 3.5 goals.
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Manchester City v Swansea Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd April 2018

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Manchester City v Swansea Betting Tips - Premier League 22nd April 4.30pm Manchester City were robbed of creating the moment of winning the league through victory this match on the weekend, as Manchester United lost at home against West Brom last weekend which handed City the title in a bit of an anticlimax for Pep Guardiola's men. Still the title is done, they can relax and there should be three points on offer for them here against the Swans who are still hovering a bit too close to the drop zone for comfort.

Manchester City News and Form

Manchester City will celebrate their league title success as they step out on home soil against Swansea on the weekend. The league is won and so they won’t have the fun of winning this game to get to the title. Steel, City produced a fantastic performance at Wembley to beat Spurs 3-1 last weekend. That was a huge response for them having lost those Champions League games against Liverpool and their last league home game against Man Utd. City’s long winning streak at home was broken with a loss against rivals Manchester United in their last home game, but that’s just part of a W14 D1 L1 record they have posted on home soil. You can imagine that the Citizens will want to put on a show here and they have averaged 3.31 goals per home game this season. So a Man City 3-0 correct score option at Betfair for 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:36 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) isn’t a bad option to consider really. City should be value to back to win to nil as they have conceded at under a goal per game on average this season. City have scored in all of their home games this season and 68% of their home goals have been in the second half of matches.

Swansea News and Form

Tough game for Swansea then given that they are still trying to secure enough points to stay up this season. Relegation concerns are still real for them and they have taken no wins in their last four league matches (D3 L1) after playing out a home draw with Everton on the weekend. The Swans have failed to win any of their last six road games in the top flight and they have only won twice on their travels this season (D6 L9) and they can't really be expecting too much out of this one. Swansea have tallied just the eleven away goals this season and 64% of those have come in the second half of matches for them. Swansea have netted in five of their last seven away games but it hasn’t been enough to get themselves the wins that they have needed often enough. Swansea have taken only one clean sheet in their last six league games (home and away combined) so they are going to come under some heavy pressure at the Etihad. But they may at least be able to keep the game under 3.5 goals which is 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:36 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) at Betfair. They go on to face Chelsea after this one before facing three easier fixtures to round off the season with. Will they have enough in them to get safe?

Manchester City v Swansea Head to Head

There was an easy 4-0 win for City back in December when they went to the Liberty Stadium. That leaves City on a four-match winning streak against Swansea at the moment across all competitions and they are unbeaten in eleven against them. Manchester City have won all previous six home matches in the EPL against Swansea. Each of City’s last three home wins against them have been by a 2-1 scoreline. Both teams have scored in eight of the last nine clashes in all competitions.

Manchester City v Swansea Betting Odds*

Man City 1/7, Draw 7/1, Swansea 14/1* (Betting Odds taken at 4:36 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)

Manchester City v Swansea Predictions

Man City to win: City were excellent against Spurs last weekend and they will want to celebrate their title success with a win in this one. They will probably come out and enjoy themselves so look for Manchester City to win to nil.
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Tottenham v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th April 2018

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Tottenham v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League 14th April 7.45pm Man City couldn’t close out on the league title last weekend as they threw away a two-goal lead to lose at home against Manchester United. Now they have to wait a little bit longer to get their hands on the trophy. Spurs will be amped up to try and inflict a defeat on Man City and the in-form Lilywhites will be well rested ahead of this, whereas Man City had to go through their extra midweek Champions League work. Will City lose back to back league games? Tottenham v Manchester City 2018 Infographic

Tottenham News and Form

Tottenham have been going along at a great click lately, having put together a six-match winning streak in the top flight. They are scoring freely and have Harry Kane back fit again. Spurs have scored at least two goals in each of their last four league games. There have been a few mistakes at the back, notably from keeper Hugo Lloris lately and Spurs are without a clean sheet in their last three. Both teams to score at 8/15 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 3:50 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) looks like a viable option for this. Tottenham are in great form at Wembley, unbeaten in their last fourteen there and having won their last four home games. Each of those four wins came with a clean sheet as well. But this is Man City visiting so in the bet365 correct score market at Tottenham 2-1 option is a good solid 10/1 poke* (Betting Odds taken at 3:50 p.m. on April 10th, 2018). Can Spurs cause more frustration to Man City’s end of the season? They certainly have the home form to do so.

Manchester City News and Form

It is all falling apart for City at the moment. Their home loss against Manchester United last weekend in the league, their chance to win the league title was sandwiched in between the two Champions League quarter-final legs against Liverpool. The Citizens lost both of those as well. So now they have to wait for their league title. They just haven’t looked quite as sharp in the final third but are carrying league away form with a W13 D2 L1 for the season. City have won their last three away from the Etihad with them having scored at least two goals in each of those wins and conceding just the one goal in total. The Citizens have come up with 37 goals in their 16 away games so far this term and they have shipped just the eleven. They have netted in each of their last five on the road. In the two defeats that they have suffered away from home in the Premier League, their victors needed at least three goals to topple them. That’s three straight defeats in all competitions now for them and the shine is coming off. Can they respond in this one? Over 3.5 goals at bet365 is at 6/4 odds and worth a look. More than half of City’s away victories in the Premier League this season have been by a margin of at least two goals.    

Tottenham v Manchester City Head to Head

There was a powerful 4-1 home win for City at the Etihad when the two met back in December. That win for City though snapped a four-match winless streak of form that they were on against Spurs (D1 L3). So Spurs are ahead in the recent head to head meetings and the Lilywhites, albeit at White Hart Lane, have won their last two home league fixtures against the Citizens. Six of the last nine have produced at least four goals.

Tottenham v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Tottenham 6/4, Man City 13/8, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 11:22 p.m. on April 9th, 2018)

Tottenham v Manchester City Predictions

Tottenham to win: Why not back the form team to win? Spurs are motoring along at the moment and they have the tools to get at City who have looked just a little bit rattled and jaded over the last week or so. This is a great chance for Spurs to prolong their wait for the league title a little more.
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Manchester City v Liverpool Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th April 2018

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Manchester City v Liverpool Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 10th April 7.45pm What frame of mind are Manchester City going to be in? They were dealt a psychological blow on the weekend, blowing a 2-0 halftime lead at home against Manchester United in a game which they needed to win to seal the Premier League title. That was just a few days after the 3-0 hammering that they took at Anfield in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final. Are things starting to fall apart for them and does Pep Guardiola have a plan of how they get to handle the Reds?

Manchester City News and Form

This is a tough situation for City. They have to roll out a minimum 4-0 success on the night to make it through in 90 minutes. In the bet365 correct score market the shortest priced option is a Man City 2-1 success at 15/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on April 8th, 2018) which doesn’t get them anywhere close to qualifying. A 4-0 win for them is at 18/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on April 8th, 2018). In their one previous quarter-final appearance, Man City failed against PSG in the 2015/16 season and could be going the same way in this one. Just once before have the Citizens played a European tie against an English side before, losing against Chelsea 2-0 on aggregate in the 1970/71 European Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals. Before they were beaten by Basel at the Etihad in the last round, City were 13 games unbeaten on home soil in Europe, winning four on the trot before that reverses against the Swiss. Overall home and away the Citizens have won six of their eight games in the competition this season. City have won only two of the six UEFA competition ties in which they lost the away first leg. Sergio Aguero is back fit and he is the 7/2 first goalscorer favourite at bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on April 8th, 2018). He has 15 goals in 16 games in all competitions in 2018.

Liverpool News and Form

So how do Liverpool approach this? Do they try and sit back from kick off. Do they just go and stick to their usual high pressing game which has seen them beat City twice already this season? It is a bit of a dilemma for them. Liverpool are W5 D3 from eight previous two-legged knockout ties against fellow English sides in Europe. From those previous ties, Liverpool have never actually won an away game in Europe against an English rival (D5 L4); their record against English sides in Europe stands at W6 D8 L5. This season in Europe, Liverpool have won two of their four games away from Anfield, but they haven't been all that reliable in terms of collecting away wins. They have only earned four victories in their last seventeen away games (D8 L5) in Europe. But then again, they don’t have to win this game. Liverpool are W29 L5 from previous two-legged ties in Europe when they have won the first leg at home. Four of those occasions were 3-0 home wins for the Reds and they won through on each of those occasions. Liverpool are a threat going forward and both teams to score is at 1/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on April 8th, 2018). Liverpool have hit the back of the net in 18 of their last 21 games in all competitions, overall holding a W12 D6 L5 record away from Anfield. Mo Salah will be tested late to see if he’s fit enough to go. The Egyptian has 17 goals in his last 15 appearances for Liverpool.

Manchester City v Liverpool Head to Head

Last week’s meeting at Anfield was the first European clash between the Citizens and the Reds. Overall on the domestic scene, the two clubs have met 178 times before with the Reds well ahead with an 87-44 head to head lead with 46 draws. Man City took a 5-0 home win over Liverpool in this season’s Premier League. But Liverpool turned the tables at Anfield when they met in January, becoming the first side to beat them in this season’s Premier League. There have only been two previous two-legged knockout ties between them (both in the League Cup) with Liverpool winning through on both occasions. As an omen, the Reds went on to the win the trophy on those two occasions 1980/81 and in 2011/12.

Manchester City v Liverpool Betting Odds*

Man City 4/9, Draw 15/4, Liverpool 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 7:26 p.m. on April 8th, 2018)   

Manchester City v Liverpool Predictions

As City don’t look like keeping Liverpool off the scoresheet the Reds are probably still a safe bet to qualify. But the Citizens have to throw the kitchen sink at this now and they did beat Liverpool heavily earlier in the season at the Etihad. City to win but both teams to score.
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Manchester City v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th April 2018

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Manchester City v Manchester United Betting Tips - Premier League 7th April 5.30pm Will the Premier League title be settled on the weekend? One more win is all that Manchester City need and to get it at home against their bitter rivals would just feel that extra sweet for them. It is already a record-breaking season from City and could get even better. Manchester United are holding second place behind the Citizens, but have been struggling to produce performance-wise.

Manchester City News and Form

The Citizens are steaming along on a five-match winning streak and since their loss to Liverpool at Anfield, they are W7 D1. That’s some response. They have just kept winning to set up this opportunity of winning the league title on the weekend, at home, in the Manchester derby. Manchester City have posted a W14 D1 L0 record for the season at the Etihad and they are on a fourteen match winning streak there. 40% of their home games this season have been won to nil and Manchester City to win to nil at bet365 for this clash is at 2/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). City haven’t failed to score in a home fixture this season and 60% of their home games have gone above the 3.5 goal line. Still, Manchester United are likely going to turn and up just try to stop City winning, so under 2.5 goals is favourable. The Citizens have scored 71% of their home goals this season in the second half of matches. There are so many City players in great scoring form at the moment, but Sergio Aguero tops the pile as the 11/10 favourite with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Will they be crowned Champions on Saturday?

Manchester City v Manchester United 2018 Infographic

Manchester United News and Form

Manchester United can have no complaints from their recent form. Their output has been high as they are riding on a four-match winning streak. It’s not the results, it is their uninspiring performances which has the support riled up. Going forward the Red Devils have scored at least two goals in each of their last three league games, which includes wins over Chelsea and Liverpool. They were home successes though and the Red Devils have lost two of their last three away games in the Premier League. Manchester United have posted a W8 D3 L4 record on their travels this season and have managed an average of 1.7 goals per game, shipping just over a goal per game away from Old Trafford. United have bagged only the one clean sheet in their last five league games (home and away combined) so even with the brilliance of David de Gea between the sticks are going to be vulnerable. In the bet365 correct score market for the Manchester derby, the 1-1 draw and a Man City 1-0 are joint 7/1 favourites* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Can United deny City their big day?

Manchester City v Manchester United Head to Head

Manchester City extended themselves to three games unbeaten in the Premier League against Manchester United with a win at Old Trafford in early December. Last season when the two met at the Etihad, there was a 0-0 draw and just two of the last six meetings in all competitions have made it over two goals. City just edges things in the last seven Premier League meetings with a W3 D2 L2 record. City are just D1 L1 in their last two at home against United in the league, failing to score in both of those.

Manchester City v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Man City 8/11, Draw 14/5, Man Utd 7/2* (Betting Odds taken at 7:32 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)   

Manchester City v Manchester United Predictions

Manchester City to win: The Citizens are probably not going to miss this opportunity of a massive celebration. It would be the earliest ever that a Premier League title has been won and there’s no reason why another win wouldn’t be coming for them. Expect them to put on a show.
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Liverpool v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th April 2018

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Liverpool v Manchester City Betting Preview - UEFA Champions League 4th April 7.45pm Liverpool collected a home win over the Citizens in the Premier League and will be looking to double up with a first leg success against them in the UEFA Champions League. This is the first-ever game in UEFA competition between the two of them. Liverpool will know that their best chance of progress is building up a lead in this first leg. But will that leave themselves exposed to the threats of the visitors?

Liverpool News and Form

So this is going to get interesting then. This is Liverpool’s first Champions League quarter-final appearance in nine years. Overall this is the 17th time that two English sides have gone up against each other in UEFA Competitions and this is the tenth such occasion for Liverpool. Liverpool got past Porto in the last round with a 5-0 aggregate win, playing out a 0-0 draw at home in the second leg with the damage done. Liverpool are W3 D2 from their five Champions League home games this season, having tallied sixteen goals in the process. Over 2.5 goals at bet36 5 is probably going to get a lot of backing in this one and that is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:53 p.m. on March 30th, 2018). There is a lot more at stake in this one than when Liverpool beat the runaway Premier League leaders Man City at Anfield back in January.

Liverpool v Manchester City 2018 Infographic

It likely to be a lot tenser, is this. Liverpool have won nine of their previous 13 European Cup quarter-finals and of their eight previous two-legged ties against English opposition, Liverpool are W5 L3. Overall Liverpool’s record against English clubs in Europe is W5 D8 L5 with all five of those wins coming at home (D3 L1) so that suggests that they are going to have to build an advantage here. In the bet365 correct score market, the shortest-priced option is a 1-1 draw at 11/2 with a 2-1 victory for Man City following at 17/2* (all Betting Odds taken at 11:53 p.m. on March 30th, 2018). The Reds are unbeaten in their last fourteen European home games (W9 D5).

Manchester City News and Form

This is now the second appearance in the European Cup quarter-finals for Man City. They lost 3-2 on aggregate to PSG in the 2015/16 campaign in their previous visit. Just once before they have played an English club in Europe and they lost 2-0 on aggregate to Chelsea in the 1970/71 European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final. City opened with five straight wins in this season’s Champions League, before losing at Shakhtar Donetsk on match day six with their group already won. They have scored exactly four goals in their other three away games in the competition this season though which is much better than last year as they didn’t win a single game on the road during their failed campaign. Sergio Aguero is the 4/1 first goalscorer favourite at bet365 after his prolific 2018. City have the goals in them, will they be able to stand up to Liverpool better defensively this time around?    

Liverpool v Manchester City Head to Head

Liverpool are really the ones with the head to head form between these two sides. They have won their last five Anfield clashes against the Citizens and the last two have been by a one-goal margin in Premier League fixtures. The Reds are undefeated in their last sixteen home fixtures against Man City in all competitions. The Reds have actually five of the last eight overall home and away against Man City in all competitions. Both teams have scored in just two of the last five clashes.

Liverpool v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 11/8, Liverpool 19/10, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 11:54 p.m. on March 30th, 2018)

Liverpool v Manchester City Predictions

Even though they lost at Anfield in the league, Manchester City will be all the wiser in their preparations. It’s hard to see Liverpool keeping them off the scoresheet and the Citizens just have that extra edge of quality about them overall. But settle on a draw, a score draw giving City an advantage.
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