Manchester City welcome Liverpool for a clah in the Premier League at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Manchester City are chasing the first place in the Premier League after collecting 61 points from their initial 27 encounters. Liverpool trail them on 42 points after 26 rounds, sitting as number six in the table.
With three wins on the bounce, Manchester City are ready to take on anyone, let alone Liverpool, who'll be eager not to be the next victim in line.
Manchester City scored 2.2 goals on average in their past ten matches, hitting the target 22 times. They conceded nine goals, an average of 0.9 and pulled off three clean sheets.
Liverpool are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 14 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.4 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of ten goals, and while Liverpool claimed six clean sheets, they conceded an average of one goal per match.
Liverpool ran out 1-0 winners the last time these two rivals played each other and are definitely planning to claim three points again this coming Saturday.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Prediction
Manchester City Form
In their last three outings, Manchester City won 0-1 against Crystal Palace, beat RB Leipzig by 7-0 and hammered Burnley 6-0. Manchester City claimed four wins in their last six Premier League matches at the Etihad Stadium. They came through these games with a record of one draw and one defeat, in which they conceded six and scored 14 goals.
Liverpool have only one win in their last three matches, as they did beat Manchester United by 7-0. Disappointment followed, going down 1-0 against Bournemouth, and 1-0 against Real Madrid. Liverpool managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Premier League. On top of winning once they also drew one as well as losing four, while scoring ten time and letting in three.
Manchester City should be too strong at Etihad Stadium to drop any points against Liverpool, and combining the home win with over 2.5 goals looks the value bet.
Manchester City have taken 22 points from their last 12 games against teams from the top half of the Premier League table. They won seven of these matches with a scoreline of 26 goals to 17. Liverpool took 18 points from their last 12 games against teams from the top half of the Premier League table. They won five, scored 23 goals and conceded 18. Manchester City so far pulled off a record of 19 wins, four draws and four defeats in the Premier League this season. Liverpool have 12 wins, six draws and eight defeats in the Premier League.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Stats
- Manchester City have scored in the last 30 home matches in a row
- Manchester City have won 25 of the last 27 home matches
- Manchester City have not lost 30 of the last 32 home matches
- Manchester City have 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 7 Liverpool away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 10 of the last 12 Liverpool matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- 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 have not won 6 of the last 8 away matches
Manchester City vs Liverpool Squads
Manchester City Squad
The 52-year-old Manchester City manager, Josep Guardiola, will select the lineup against Liverpool from these players (the statistics in the brackets refer to scored goals and games played in the Premier League this season):
Ederson (0/27), Scott Carson (0/0), Stefan Ortega (0/0), Aymeric Laporte (0/7), Benjamin Mendy (0/0), John Stones (0/15), Kyle Walker (0/17), Manuel Akanji (0/20), Nathan Ake (0/21), Rico Lewis (0/10), Ruben Dias (0/19), Sergio Gomez (0/6), Bernardo Silva (4/25), Cole Palmer (0/9), Ilkay Gundogan (3/24), Jack Grealish (3/21), Kalvin Phillips (0/5), Kevin De Bruyne (4/25), Maximo Perrone (0/1), Phil Foden (9/24), Rodri (2/26), Erling Haaland (28/26), Julian Alvarez (5/20), Riyad Mahrez (5/19).
This is the full squad of players that the Liverpool head coach Klopp will select from for his starting XI:
Adrian (0/0), Alisson Becker (0/26), Caoimhin Kelleher (0/0), Andrew Robertson (0/23), Calvin Ramsay (0/0), Ibrahima Konate (0/8), Joel Matip (0/11), Joseph Gomez (0/19), Konstantinos Tsimikas (0/14), Nathaniel Phillips (0/2), Rhys Williams (0/0), Stefan Bajcetic (1/11), Trent Alexander-Arnold (1/26), Virgil van Dijk (3/22), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (1/8), Arthur (0/0), Curtis Jones (0/7), Fabinho (0/24), Fabio Carvalho (2/12), Harvey Elliott (1/26), James Milner (0/20), Jordan Henderson (0/23), Naby Keita (0/8), Thiago Alcantara (0/14), Cody Gakpo (4/9), Darwin Nunez (8/20), Diogo Jota (0/10), Luis Diaz (3/8), Mohamed Salah (11/26), Roberto Firmino (8/19).
Manchester City vs Liverpool Team News
At the time of writing, Manchester City have four players on their injured and absent list as they prepare to meet Liverpool this coming Saturday. For their upcoming match in round 29, Manchester City are unable to call upon Benjamin Mendy, who is suspended.
Jack Grealish, Ruben Dias and Julian Alvarez are all absent from the Manchester City squad that faces Liverpool at Etihad Stadium.
Worst-case scenario, Liverpool have a total of six players out for their next match.
Liverpool need to do without Virgil van Dijk, James Milner, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Arthur, who are not fit enough to travel to Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Lineups
Manchester City vs Liverpool H2H
The last time the pair played each other Liverpool came away as 1-0 winners, and rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind on Saturday. Despite a 1-0 win to Liverpool in their recent match, the last ten encounters have seen the two teams equally paired with Manchester City winning three and Liverpool taking four wins. The bookies best betting odds on an away win at full-time are at 4/1.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Results
Betting on both teams to score in recent matches between Manchester City and Liverpool would have made you a decent profit. Both teams found their way to the goal seven times in their previous ten matches. Odds on both teams finding the back of the net are best priced at 8/13 with the bookies.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Erling Braut Haaland has three strikes in six Premier League matches for Manchester City, who will be relying on his services, when clashing with Liverpool. The visitors are looking to Mohamed Salah, who has provided his team with four Premier League goals.
Manchester City won nine of their last 10 matches on home soil, drew one and lost none. Liverpool won three games, drew one and lost six in their last 10 away games across all tournaments. We are looking for goals at Etihad Stadium this coming Saturday, as eight of the last 10 matches here Manchester City had more than 2.5 goals. Over 3.5 goals happened five times. Of the last 10 away games for Liverpool, six had more than 2.5 goals. Over 3.5 goals happened three times.
Both teams to score was a winning bet seven times in the last ten encounters between these two rivals, while at least four goals happened six times. Manchester City managed an average of 1.9 goals, while Liverpool averaged 1.5 goals a game. Manchester City saw over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 3.1 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Liverpool's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.6 goals in these matches.