Liverpool – Manchester city: match preview Champions League

Liverpool April 4, will play the first quarterfinal match of the Champions League, which will host Manchester city.

What could be more beautiful than the meeting of two of liderov the Premier League? Except that the confrontation between the Reds and the bulls in the most prestigious club tournament in Europe, and even at this stage.

To meet each other, the teams had to beat Basel and Porto. We can say with confidence that they coped with it perfectly and already in the first matches. The team of jürgen Klopp defeated the Portuguese (5:0), and the city got the victory in Basel with the score 4:0. The return game ended 0:0 and 1:2 respectively, but both coaches have released these games polarizers.

And how are things in England?

In the national championship, Manchester city can guarantee themselves the League title in the next match. But for this they need to beat Manchester United. On the one hand to issue a title with such an important opponent – well worth it, and with another – a bet on the Champions League. Whether Josep Guardiola to take that risk, because the Manchester Derby will fall just in time for the meeting with Liverpool.

If the fate of the winner of the Premier League is clear, then the fight of the teams for 2-4 persons is likely to continue until the very end, and here “red” can be both the second and the fourth. At the moment, in the asset of Liverpool’s 66 points and the third position, 2 points less than Manchester United, and 2 more than Tottenham.

Confrontation

– In Europe, the rivals have never met, but have, of course, a rich experience of performances in the domestic arena.

– Total statistics of city meetings and Offal has 178 matches: 87 victories “red”, 45 victories of the bulls and 46 draws.

In the current season the teams have met twice. First Manchester did not leave living space for the defense of the Merseysiders, having earned a crushing victory (5:0). Liverpool managed to take revenge at Anfield and inflicted wards of Josep Guardiola’s only to this day defeat in the Premier League (4:3).

Approximate compositions

Liverpool: Karius – Robertson, Van Dyck, Matip, Arnold, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain – Mane, Firmino, Salah.

Manchester City: Bravo Zinchenko, Otamendi, Kompany, Walker – David Silva, Fernandinho, De Bruyne – San, Jesus, Sterling.

Will not play: Brewster, Lallana – Mendy, Aguero.

Under the question: Gomez, Solanke – Delph, Laporte, stones.

As for bookmakers, the team from Manchester have a slight advantage. Bet365 accepts bets on the victory of the city with a ratio of 2.39. The success of Liverpool is estimated at 3.0, and a draw – 3.6.

Editorial opinion iSport.ua: predict the outcome of the match between the English teams are always difficult, because in the EPL the success of the outsider over a Grand, this is normal. In turn, opposition favorites may end up as dry with zeros on the scoreboard and the scoring extravaganza in the style of 4:4, 5:3, etc. Manchester city looks much more solid this season, but on the side of the podium Liverpool native Emfild, because we dare to predict a scoring draw.

Recall, the first quarter-final Champions League between Liverpool and Manchester city will take place on April 4 at Anfield. Also our website will be available a text online broadcast of the match, which will start at 21:45 Kyiv time.

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