Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction, 10/3/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Manchester City
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (+201) Manchester City (+135)
Anfield is the site where Mohamed Salah and Liverpool (4-2-0, 1st in the EPL) will take on Manchester City (4-1-1, 2nd in the EPL) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Alisson for Liverpool and Ederson for Manchester City. Liverpool are at +201 while the Citizens are priced at +135. The O/U is set at 3.
Liverpool took the field against Brentford in their most recent game and earned a one point draw by a score of 3-3. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 84.5% rate by completing 480 out of their 568 passing targets in their last outing. Liverpool attempted 12 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 5 of those attempts for a percentage of 41.7%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Liverpool finished the game at a 26.7% clip by landing 4 shots on target of 15 shots. Liverpool averages 2.50 goals per 90 minutes (15 goals in total) and are sitting with 10 assists in all matches this year.
Mohamed Salah is a player who should be able to impact this match for Liverpool. Salah has been a starter in 245 matchups so far in his career and accounts for 0.60 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Egypt has earned 146 goals in 21,879 professional minutes. He has totaled 63 assists while earning 10 yellow cards during his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Sadio Mane, the forward representing Senegal. Mane has been on the pitch for 24,430 minutes in 282 career starts and has been handed 43 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 60 times during his soccer career and he has scored 130 goals. He is averaging 0.48 G/90 for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Liverpool will be Alisson. Alisson (116-37-28 record during his soccer career) has earned 83 shutouts, which leaves him with a 45.9% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from Brazil has seen 440 shots attempted against him in 181 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.8 (109 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 77.0. Alisson has been on the pitch for a total of 16,149 mins and has tallied 336 stops thus far in his career.
For their last game, Manchester City earned three points by winning 1-0 against Chelsea. Manchester City had a 61.1% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 18 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 544 out of their 621 passes they attempted for a rate of 87.6%. Manchester City converted 3 shots tried out of 15 shots tried which had them sitting at a 20.0% rate in their last outing. With a total of 11 goals and 8 assists in all competitions, Manchester City is averaging 1.83 goals and 1.33 assists per 90 minutes.
Kevin De Bruyne should provide solid play for Manchester City. He scores 0.26 G/90 and has been a starter in 319 matches so far in his career. The midfielder who is from Belgium has earned 27,774 minutes while he has scored 80 goals. He has 33 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 137 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jack Grealish, the forward representing England. He has tallied 35 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 36 different times. Grealish has earned himself 39 yellow card cautions in 16,879 minutes played (184 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.19.
Ederson will be looking after the net for Manchester City. Ederson has accumulated 104 clean sheets while he has seen 573 shots tried against him in 20,042 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of 72.9 and his shutout rate is currently at 46.4%. He has surrendered 0.76 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 153-35-36. During his professional soccer career, Ederson has given up 170 goals and has totaled 416 saves in 224 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester City (+135)
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