Liverpool supporters might be giving it the big one about a hostile reception for the Manchester City bus on Wednesday night, with particular ire reserved for Raheem Sterling who was baited throughout the exciting Premier League clash which saw the Reds win 4-3.
However, when the two teams take to the pitch, City will be confident that they can frank that previous result by playing the brand of football which saw them race into a fast 3-0 lead at Goodison Park before running out as comfortable winners.
Pep Guardiola has got things bang on during his second season in English football, with Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva pulling the strings in midfield, while Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling have exploded into life out wide.
Sterling will have extra motivation to perform well after a disappointing performance at Anfield last time out and we think they’re a great bet to win the match simply because they’re the better team.
Liverpool recovered from going a goal down at Selhurst Park to win the game, although it was more about a failure of Crystal Palace to take their chances before Mohamed Salah scored the winning goal.
Salah will always give the Reds a chance but the midfield area is a problem for the Merseyside team and we’re confident to get with City to claim a first leg advantage and set them up for a semi-final spot.
Manchester City to win @ 7/5 with bet365