In what has the makings of the most enthralling Premier League title race in years, Liverpool currently sit 6 points ahead of the chasing pack and 7 ahead of Thursday’s rivals Manchester City – in what is being billed as a potential title decider.
The reds are unbeaten this term in the league and with 20 games played, have blown away all before them. City meanwhile have dropped points in recent weeks to fall off the pace slightly but their record breaking season last year, still lives long in the memory for both sets of fans.
It promises to be a fantastic spectacle at the Etihad and it could prove to be a pivotal game in the context of the 2018/19 Premier League season.
Liverpool to stretch their lead
Jurgen Klopp has overseen a significant overhaul at Liverpool since his arrival in 2015 and a summer of spending has yielded instant results. The reds haven’t won the English league title for 29 years and haven’t won any trophy since 2012 but there is a real sense of optimism around the club that this is their year. Since suffering a 5-0 thumping at the Etihad in September 2017, the reds are unbeaten in their last 4 fixtures against City and should arrive full of confidence. Liverpool are 13/5 with Bet 365 to win at the Etihad.
City to find form in 2019
2018 was the most successful year in the history of Manchester City – with the club picking up the Carabao Cup, Community Shield and the Premier League – tallying a record-breaking 100 points in the process. Pep Guardiola’s men have set such high standards, which have dropped in recent weeks with defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City but they are still heavily involved in all 4 competitions available to them. With home support the Etihad should be rocking and Manchester City are 21/20 with William Hill to pick up all three points.
With such quality running through both sides, it promises to be a real spectacle in Manchester on Thursday evening. Manchester City have been exposed to such ‘title deciders’ in recent years whilst Liverpool have been on the fringes and will see this as their big opportunity. The two sides shared a draw at Anfield back in October and with not much between them on paper, few would bet against a draw here. The match to finish as a draw is 29/10 with Bet Victor.