Liverpool vs Manchester City: prediction for the FA Community Shield match
The 2021-2022 season was a successful one for Liverpool. The Reds won both the League Cup and FA Cup on penalties, defeating Chelsea in both finals. After winning all six group games in the Champions League, Liverpool defeated Inter Milan, Benfica, and Villarreal to reach the final for the 10th time in club history, but lost to Real Madrid in the final.
It was also a phenomenal season in the Premier League for Jurgen Klopp's team. In 38 rounds, Liverpool won 28 games and scored 94 goals, finishing just one point behind Manchester City. Liverpool lost to Salzburg (0:1) in the last preseason friendly.
The FA Cup winners will be without Tsimikas, Diogo Jota, and Alisson.
While Manchester City played confidently in the group stages of the 2021-2022 Champions League, they couldn't beat Real Madrid in the playoffs, losing a high-scoring semifinal match to the eventual champion.
The Sky-Blues failed to succeed in the domestic cups, but maintained their Premier League dominance. Pep Guardiola's team won the title with 90 points from 38 games. A slender victory over Bayern (1:0) ended Man City's preseason.
Laporte is sidelined with a knee injury and won't be able to play in the Community Shield match.
This bet won in 2 of the last 3 games of Liverpool.
In 3 of the last 4 games of Man City, all goals were scored in one half.
3 out of 5 previous head-to-head matches ended in a draw.
No penalties were given in the last 3 head-to-head games.
Liverpool and Man City are undoubtedly the two strongest sides in England at the moment. Both will try to start the season on a positive note. Last year, the Sky-Blues lost the Community Shield to Leicester, and they definitely will try to win the trophy this time. But Liverpool is in no way weaker. We predict an open game with goals on both ends of the pitch.
Our prediction — both to score
We may not see the winner after 90 minutes of football - both teams are equally strong. But last season, Liverpool won two trophies on penalties, and they may repeat the feat tonight.
Second bet — draw