Manchester City vs Liverpool Predictions and betting
On Sunday on of the much anticipated battle of this week's English Premier League will take place. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City is set to take on Liverpool in what will be one of the best league match contest.
While Liverpool are coming off a good win in their last outing, City have had their own share of success in the previous game. Irrespective of history between the teams, this will be a tight contest where it all comes down to who performs better on that day.
Manchester City vs Liverpool betting Tips and Predictions
Manchester City vs Liverpool predictions and betting : Recent form
Manchester City who finished 2nd in the premier league last season got off to a good start in premier league this season with a win against Wolves but got hammered against Leicester City with a 5-2 margin. They were held to a draw against Leeds, but a win against Arsenal boosted their confidence.
Last weekend, they won comfortably against Sheffield United with a 1-0 margin that moved them to 10th place in the points table with 11 points.
Liverpool have been a little rusty in patches, but the 2019 premier league champions have found a way to win games despite conceding goals on several occasions. They started their campaign with wins against Leeds United and Chelsea but failed to keep a clean sheet.
After that convincing win against the Gunners, they were thrashed by Aston Villa where they suffered one of the worst defeats against an underdog team.
From then on, they managed a draw against Everton but emerged victorious against Sheffield United and West Ham in the last two games. They are currently in the top spot with 5 wins in 7 games and would be looking to extend the advantage with a win against City.
In their last match against Atalanta in Champions League Group match, Liverpool registered a thunderous 5-0 goals victory. Diogo Jota scored a hat trick while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scored one goal each.
Manchester City vs Liverpool predictions and betting : Head-to-head
Manchester City: 9
Last 5 games: Manchester City – 3, Liverpool – 1, Draw - 1
Recent Meeting: Manchester City won against Liverpool with a 4-0 margin in a premier league fixture at Etihad stadium.
Liverpool vs Manchester City News Buzz
With Diogo Jota scoring hat trick against Atalanta, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that there is no headache with Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino.
Liverpool Star Joel Matip and Thiago may start again against Manchester City.
Liverpool vs Manchester City predictions and betting : Offensive and defensive stats
The Manchester City will field a 4-3-3 formation against the reds whereas the defending champions will also counter their rivals with a 4-3-3 combination to secure a win on Sunday.
Liverpool’s attack is one of the best currently with some dominating performances coming their way in the recent past.
Sadio Mane has been sharp and the game changer for the team in the recent games. He has 4 goals in 6 matches along with 80% pass success and 2.9 shots per game.
He will be joined by one of the best strikers Mo Salah who scored the penalty last Saturday. He has 3.9 shots per game along with 81% pass accuracy and 8 goals in 7 games. He also creates 2.1 key passes and 1.8 dribbles per game that will definitely rattle the defense.
Roberto Firmino has been amazing in the previous games with 2 assists so far but will be looking to find some form in the next premier league game.
Diogo Jota has also been a quality forward for the side who scored a brace against West Ham and might start against City on Sunday.
The Manchester City attack looks quite lethal with Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Torres in the line-up.
Riyad Mahrez looks lighter now with the return of their no.1 player Sergio Aguero. Mahrez has 3 goals and an assist in 13 appearances and has 85.8% passing rate. He also created 1.3 key passes and is a good dribbler with 1.7 dribbles per game.
Raheem Sterling has also been a prime player for them who has a fine finishing touch and provides a lot of crucial passes. He has netted on 7 occasions along with 2 assists in 12 outings so far. He has so far provided with 1.8 shots on target, 1.3 key passes and 2.8 dribbles per match.
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is back after injury and will be part of team for match against Liverpool.
The forward will be assisted by one of the best midfielders Kevin De Bruyne who takes the attack to the opposition.
With Virgil Van Dijk and Fabinho injured, the defense has a big task in hand to stop City’s attack. Joseph Gomez has made the most of his opportunities and is most likely to make the eleven. He is incredibly good in aerial duels along with sharp passing skills. He has 88.4% success in passes, 3.7 aerials won per game and 4.7 clears per game which is often under appreciated.
Andrew Robertson will most probably play as the left back defender for the team who holds on to the ball pretty well and frustrates the opponent’s attack. He has 83.9% pass completion rate along with a goal, 2 assists and 1.6 clears in the last 17 appearances.
Trent Alexander-Arnold strengths include crossing, key passes and taking set-pieces. He has 74.5% pass accuracy along with 2 assists in 14 game. In addition to this, he has 0.9 tackles and 1.5 clears per game so far.