UCL Quarter-Final: Liverpool vs Manchester City Second-Leg Preview


Posted: April 10, 2018

Updated: May 22, 2018

After Liverpool put a stunning first-half performance to defeat Man City 3-0, giving themselves a chance to progress to the Champions League semi-finals, we present to you the next Tuesday’s Liverpool vs Manchester City second-leg preview.

Although Man city are still the favourites to win the return leg on April 10 at online gambling sites in the UK, they have to turn things around especially on the defensive side, in order to win on aggregate. If the Reds – the top scoring side in the Champions League this season with 31 goals – score even once on next Tuesday, Guardiola’s men will need five goals to progress. In our Liverpool vs Manchester City second-leg preview we try to find out whether Liverpool could score against the odds or the City will come back sound and strong?

UCL quarter-final: first leg (3-0) defeat

Liverpool vs Manchester City

(Source: Sports Illustrated)

It took little over half an hour for Jurgen Klopp’s men to blow the Champions League with three fascinating goals. For the rest of the match the Reds produced high pressing and intensity, sending away any hopes for Guardiola’s players to get back into the contest in the second half.

According to online sportsbook news in the UK the defensive power of the Reds prevented the Premier League leaders to have even one shot on target as – just like when they lost 4-3 at Anfield in January. City scored two new records on Wednesday night. First they lost the possession of the ball on 177 occasions – more than in any other match this season. Second they proved Anfield to be invincible, as the only away ground on which City had tasted defeat in any competition. So what to expect to happen at the Etihad?

Liverpool vs Manchester City second-leg preview

It is hard to imagine that Liverpool will not go and try to break Guardiola once again next week. The Reds enjoy perfect record against Man City. Klopp has registered more victories against Pep Guardiola than any other manager, while Guardiola was able to beat Klopp only once in his last six attempts.

However, if Mo Salah with (38 goals of the season in all competitions) stays out due to his injury, Liverpool will definitely lack the same offensive power force. At Bwin Sportsbook the home side remain the favourites with (1.53) odds, while the odds for Liverpool are (5.25). Maybe City will be able to present better performance among their fans, but to seal off their defense and to score more than three goals will be a very hard mission for Guardiola’s men to achieve.

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