The Premier League returns with a resounding bang after the international break, as Manchester City will play host to Liverpool in a meeting of the giants that have the potential to have a significant bearing on who wins the title.
It’s the weekend’s standout fixture, and City are heavy favourites to emerge victorious; given their present form, a victory at Etihad Stadium appears to be the most likely conclusion. City and Liverpool have spent most of the previous five years competing for the top spot in the Premier League table; most people before the season would have considered this match a probable title decider.
Despite being out of sorts this season, Liverpool tends to be the Liverpool of old when facing the big teams, so it’s unlikely City will have it all their way.
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Manchester City vs Liverpool Stats
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- Manchester City have not lost 30 of the last 32 home matches
- Manchester City has scored in 23 of the last 25 matches.
- Manchester City have won the last 3 matches in a row without conceding a goal
- In the last 3 Liverpool away matches, the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 5 of the last 7 Liverpool matches, the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Liverpool has not won 6 of the last 8 away matches.
Manchester City Squad
Guardiola will select the starting eleven against Liverpool from these players:
Laporte, Silva, Palmer, Ederson, Haaland, Gundogan, Grealish, Stones, Alvarez, Phillips, De Bruyne, Walker, Akanji, Perrone, Ake, Foden, Lewis, Mahrez, Rodri, Dias, Carson, Gomez, Ortega.
Liverpool manager Klopp will select his starting XI from these players:
Adrian, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alisson Becker, Andrew Robertson, Arthur, Calvin Ramsay, Caoimhin Kelleher, Cody Gakpo, Curtis Jones, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Fabinho, Fabio Carvalho, Harvey Elliott, Ibrahima Konate, James Milner, Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson, Joseph Gomez, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita, Nathaniel Phillips, Rhys Williams, Roberto Firmino, Stefan Bajcetic, Thiago Alcantara, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk
Full Time Betting
Manchester City has won 9 of the last 10 at home, with one of those games ending in a draw. This winning streak allowed them to avoid losing in front of their own fans. In their most recent 10 matches played away from Anfield in all competitions, Liverpool had a record of three wins, one draw, and six losses.
Verdict: City Win
The most recent time these two teams competed against one another, Liverpool emerged victorious by a 1-0. There is no question in my mind that they are preparing for a similar outcome. In the previous 10 encounters between Manchester City and Liverpool, there were seven instances in which both teams scored.
In the previous eight Premier League matchups between the two teams, Liverpool won seven matches with at least one goal scored. The contests between Manchester City and Liverpool throughout the course of the last ten years have, for the most part, been exciting events.
Seven games had outcomes where bets on over 2.5 goals came out on top.
In the last 10 times that Manchester City and Liverpool have played each other, there have been a total of over 3.5 goals scored six times, with Manchester City averaging 1.9 goals per match. Over this stretch, Liverpool averaged 1.5 goals scored, and both clubs found the back of the net seven times.
Throughout all competitions, six of Manchester City’s most recent ten matches saw over 2.5 goals scored by either team, while the club scored an average of 3.1 goals during this stretch of play.
In the last ten games that Liverpool has played, they have had four instances where they have scored over 2.5 goals and 1.6 times in those games.
Verdict: Over 2.5 Goals