Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction & Betting Odds - FA Community Shield Picks
August 01, 2019
Liverpool FC play Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon (local time), in what is the traditional curtain raiser in the English soccer season.
The Community Shield traditionally features the previous season’s league champions and the FA Cup winners. However, as City won both competitions last season (and the third major domestic trophy, the Carabao Cup, for good measure!), so for2019 they will take on the Premier League runners-up, Liverpool.
Liverpool are no soft touches of course, having run City agonizingly close for the Premier League title last season, before then going on to win the UEFA Champions League. Few would disagree that this is a game between the two best teams in English soccer at present.
97th FA Community Shield dis Sunday, signals the beginning of EPL. Pep & Klopp won everything last season (Pep won EPL, FAC, Carabao & shield), while Klopp won the UCL. Allison, Firminho & Mosalah return for training 2day. Will any manager challenge them or a 2 horse race again? pic.twitter.com/ViI3wV6M5j— David Lumansi (@DavidLumansi) July 29, 2019
Liverpool vs Manchester City Betting Lines & Picks
Man City go into this game as the bookmaker’s favourites at odds of -111 (1.90) with bet365 Sportsbook, with the draw at +275 (3.75) with bet365 and the top betting line on Liverpool is set at +288 (3.88) with Sports Interaction.
Liverpool’s three main strikers – Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino – were all on international duty during the close season so, having had little time to recuperate, it’s doubtful whether all, if any, of them will be risked on Sunday. When it comes to making any betting predictions for this game, that factor alone has to make Man City the the strong pick to win.
In other betting markets of interest, the odds are +750 (8.50) with bet365 on a 2-1 win for City in the Correct Score market, while Raheem Sterling is +150 (2.50) to score a goal in the ‘Anytime Goalscorer’ market. (90 min only)
Soccer Picks: Match Result (90 minutes) – Manchester City to win @ -111 (1.90) with bet365