Liverpool vs. Manchester City Prediction, Tips and Odds – Jul. 30, 2022 18:00 CET
Liverpool and Manchester City will meet on Saturday in the fight for the first trophy in the upcoming season – the Community Shield. This match is traditionally played the weekend before the official start of the Premier League, and it pits the current champion against the winner of the FA Cup.
Last season, the Reds won both Cups in England, but they lost the fight for the championship title to the Citizens, for whom it was the only trophy in the previous season.
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Jurgen Klopp’s men enter the new competitive year without one of their best players. Sadio Mane left Anfield for Bayern, but on the other hand, the club spent a huge amount of money to sign the talented forward Darwin Nunez from Benfica. This transfer is worth €75,000,000, and through bonuses it can grow up to €100,000,000.
The most important news this summer is that the best player, Mohamed Salah, has signed a new contract and will be the team’s leader in the new season as well. He, along with Nunez and Luis Diaz, is expected to form a lethal trio that will delight Liverpool fans in the upcoming campaign.
The German coach will not be able to count on goalkeeper Alisson and winger Diogo Jota in this match. The absence of the experienced Brazilian can be a serious handicap for the team because in the past it has been shown that his reserves are not reliable enough.
Pep Guardiola and his players will do their best to start the new season triumphantly. Behind them is an excellent pre-season in which they did not lose a single game. Manchester City players were particularly dominant against Bayern. They beat their opponent 1-0 and were powerful for the entire 90 minutes.
Erling Haaland is definitely the loudest reinforcement that arrived at the Etihad Stadium. It was the super-talented Norwegian who scored the winning goal against the Bavarians and showed that he will easily fit into the new environment. Apart from him, Manchester City signed defensive midfielder Calvin Phillips who arrived from Leeds United.
It is interesting that this team has sold more players than it has brought in new ones. Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko left the club, but it is certain that they will continue to be active on the market until the end of the transfer window.
Aymerick Laporte will definitely miss this match, and it is uncertain whether and how many minutes Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and John Stones will play because they were not with the team for the preparations in the United States of America.
In the last seven games in which bet, as many as 28 goals were scored, which is four per game. These two teams have made their rivalry particularly exciting and unpredictable, so there is no doubt that we are in for another interesting match.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Diaz
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
Liverpool vs. Manchester City Prediction
We assume that these two teams will give us another unforgettable fight. We believe that this match will also be a tactical outwitting of two excellent coaches, and we are sure that there will be no shortage of goals.
Prediction: Total Goals Over 2.5