Liverpool vs Man City: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool play host to current front-runners Manchester City on Sunday at 4.30pm.
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Liverpool vs Man City: Predictions
Liverpool have been in wretched form since pulling off that 7-0 demolition of Crystal Palace just before Christmas, ringing in the New Year with defeats to Burnley, Brighton and Southampton. Manchester City by contrast have been in title-winning form and head to Anfield unbeaten in 20 games across all competitions.
After suffering a limp 2-0 reversal at the hands of Tottenham at the end of November, Pep Guardiola has masterminded a resurgence at the Etihad of the highest order, with his side currently enjoying a 13-match winning run, which has catapulted the title aspirants to first in the Premier League table, a League Cup final and the fifth round of the FA Cup.
That the Catalan has overseen triumphs without midfield fulcrum Kevin De Bruyne across the past three outings only adds to the wonderment of City’s recent purple patch. But, this test at Anfield is arguably the biggest challenge of their stellar turnaround, despite the recent form of the defending Premier League champions.
Jurgen Klopp is very much in uncharted waters as Liverpool manager, with his side most recently firing a blank in a 1-0 defeat to Brighton, undoing the good work of wins over London duo West Ham and Spurs the two matches prior, which now leaves the Reds seven points behind City, and having played a game more.
Liverpool vs Man City: Match Stats
Both sides play high-octane football, with overlapping full-backs integral to their pressing tendencies, and that naturally leads to winning a large portion of corners. In the Premier League this season, Man City and Liverpool dominate the corner count with 154 and 144 won respectively. Expect another game with plenty of set-pieces.
One player who is unlikely to bag a goal from a deadball scenario but could find his name on the scoresheet is Raheem Sterling. The England international is in search of his 100th goal for City under Guardiola, and should he find it against Liverpool, then he will become only the third player to reach triple figures under the Catalan, after Lionel Messi (211) and Sergio Aguero (120).
08 November 2020 – Man City 1-1 Liverpool – Premier League
02 July 2020 – Man City 4-0 Liverpool – Premier League
10 November 2019 – Liverpool 3-1 Man City – Premier League
04 August 2019 – Liverpool 1-1 Man City – Community Shield
03 January 2019 – Man City 2-1 Liverpool – Premier League
Having already wrapped up the Premier League title last season, Liverpool travelled to the Etihad and were handed a comprehensive drubbing as Guardiola’s charges ran amok. However, with the stakes once again high back in November, a more subdued fixture followed with the club’s playing out a 1-1 draw. Klopp could do with a similar result just to settle one or two nerves at Anfield, while Guardiola will feel that this is the perfect time to play the struggling champions.