Manchester City or Liverpool: Who’s got a Better Chance to Win the Title?

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As the 2018/19 Premier League season slowly marches toward the end, two teams are fighting neck and neck for the most valuable trophy in English football. With both sides displaying world-class quality and outright domination over the rest of the league, the question poses, will City retain the title or will Liverpool finally manage to bring the Premier League trophy home for the first time in 28 years? Who’s got a better chance to win the title? Let’s find out.

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Who’s Got a Better Chance to Win the Title?

Liverpool’s Bid for the Title

It’s safe to say that Liverpool still have something to prove. They came so close the year before, but have finished the season empty-handed. They fell short not only in the Premier League but in the Champions League as well, as they were just one game away of becoming champions of Europe. All of this has undoubtedly left the Reds hungry for success. They’ve managed to improve their defence and resolve their biggest issue, which makes their bid for the 2018/19 season more than realistic.

Since we’re so deep into the season, the majority of bookies have already written off all of the other teams, except Liverpool and City. Bookmakers across the UK offer attractive sports betting bonus codes that players can use when betting on the new Premier League champion. Odds of 8/11 for City taking the title, and 6/5 for Liverpool coming out on top. Both teams can make the claim that the title is theirs for the taking, but what are the biggest arguments for choosing one over the other?

Reasons City Can Win It All

Of course, while Liverpool might have a slight advantage, City are still the current champion, and they still have a say in this. Even though they’ve shown vulnerability at times, most quickly forget that the team has been shorn of the majority of their stars for the most of the season. Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Agüero missed a significant portion of the games, but with them back in the lineup, Manchester City are a serious threat for Liverpool’s title chances.

Which Team Can Make Fewer Mistakes?

It’s pretty clear that both teams are a whole level above the rest of the league, so much so that the main question now isn’t which team can perform better, but which team can make fewer mistakes going into the final stretch of the season. Both sides have a relatively similar schedule for the remainder of the season. Although City have a slightly tougher road ahead of them, they’ve also displayed better form in the past few weeks, as if they’ve been pacing themselves towards the end of the season.

If we put ourselves outside of the context of the 2018/19 Premier League season, Liverpool have had a miraculous season, without losing a single game until the January loss against City. They have made barely any mistakes during their title run. The same can’t be said for City, as they’ve had a season full of ups and downs, with big wins and surprising loses. Their unpredictability this season can also be an issue for the Reds, as this far into the season, the team that manages to make fewer mistakes is most likely to come out on top.

Liverpool have kicked off their campaign with a near-perfect start, although they’ve never managed to hit the heights they had achieved last year. On the other hand, City have the experience that comes with the titles, although their Champions League aspirations might be too big of a distraction for the team. With similar quality in all aspects, the team whose manager and players manage to stay composed during the final stretch will have a much better chance of winning it all in the end. One thing is certain, the fans will be treated with an exciting and thrilling finish to the season.

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