Man City vs Liverpool: Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions

Community Shield Man City vs Liverpool
Man City vs Liverpool, Community Shield, Wembley Stadium

The match is over.
Score: 1-1.

Penalties: 4-5.

Although the Community Shield is not regarded as a major trophy, both Manchester City and Liverpool will want to start the season off on the right note.

Our Betting Tips

Manchester City are the favourites to repeat their Community Shield triumph of last season against Chelsea – but Liverpool may have something to prove after losing out in the title race. The odds for a Liverpool win look good.

LIVERPOOL TO WIN

There has not been more than three goals scored in a Community Shield match since 2012 – and with both teams fielding exceptional attacking players the goals could be shared – in Liverpool’s favour.

LIVERPOOL TO WIN 2-1

Although Community Shield matches can sometimes take a while to ignite, these two sides will want to get an early advantage and a goal within the first ten minutes is a distinct possibility.

LIVERPOOL TO SCORE THE FIRST GOAL

With such an array of talent on both sides it is difficult to predict which player will score first, but it would seem likely that both sets of fans will be celebrating at some point – with Liverpool’s the happiest at the end.

LIVERPOOL TO WIN AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE

Best Odds

Liverpool
Draw
Man City
Unibet
Bwin

Statistics

Head to Head

Liverpool could not beat Manchester City last season as Pep Guardiola’s side regained the Premier League title. But Jürgen Klopp’s men will take confidence from the Champions League tie the year before when Liverpool ran riot.

Stats

  • Liverpool have won 15 Charity/Community Shield titles – but have not featured in the opening game of the season since 2006 when they beat Chelsea.
  • Manchester City have featured in four of the last eight Community Shields – winning two and losing two.
  • Although Manchester City are regarded as the possibly the best team in England at the moment, it is Liverpool who has traditionally enjoyed matches between the two. The Anfield club have almost twice the number of victories.
  • After winning the Charity Shield last season Manchester City did not lose a domestic game until the beginning of December. The solitary defeat in Europe in that time was a surprise home loss to Lyon.

Our Prediction for Man City vs Liverpool

Liverpool to win the match

Manchester City are favourites to win the Community Shield – and the rest of the competitions they are playing in this season. If they are to fail in one though, then Pep Guardiola would probably pick this one – and Liverpool seem to need to win this to prove that they can compete once again.

Darren Williamson is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.

All tips by Darren Williamson

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