Manchester City play Liverpool for the second time in six days, albeit this time in the FA Cup 2021-22 semi-final at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday, April 16. The match will kick off at 8:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Manchester City vs Liverpool odds for FA Cup 2021-22
Manchester City: 2.54
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Manchester City vs Liverpool recent form
Manchester City, one of the two English teams left in the UEFA Champions League this season, are coming on the back of a high-octane 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid. Before that, the Cityzens played Liverpool at home and failed to hold on even after taking the lead twice as the match ended without a winner.
Before these back-to-back draws, City won each of their last three games, scoring at least two goals in two of those outings.
Liverpool, on the other hand, were held to a 3-3 draw by Benfica in the second leg of the UCL 2021-22 quarter-final. Like City, they, too, have drawn their last two matches, but have won the three before.
Manchester City: D, D, W, W, W
Liverpool: D, D, W, W, W
Manchester City vs Liverpool head-to-head
Considering their overall head-to-head record since their first match in1893, Liverpool clearly hold the upper hand with 105 wins in 219 matches across all competitions. City, on their part, have won just 58.
The Mancunian team’s recent form against Liverpool, however, has been exceptional, to say the least, as the Cityzens haven’t lost a game against the Reds since November 2019. Since then, Guardiola’s team has won two of their five games while three matches have ended in draws.
Interestingly, City and Liverpool have played only two games at Wembley against each other, with both of them ending in a 1-1 final score. The matches (2016 League Cup final and 2019 Community Shield) eventually went to the penalties and City emerged victorious on both occasions.
Manchester City vs Liverpool prediction for FA Cup 2021-22
The fact that City are unbeaten against Liverpool since 2019 is enough to explain why Guardiola’s men have better odds of winnings against Liverpool on Saturday. On top of that, Liverpool forward Diogo Jota has been deemed as a doubt for this clash due to a knock he picked up against Benfica, giving City a bigger advantage.
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