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Manchester City vs Liverpool Prediction & Betting Tips
The Premier League game at Etihad Stadium on Thursday will see home team Manchester City welcome Liverpool.
Our Manchester City v Liverpool tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below including the latest game odds.
📊 Form Guide
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Manchester City will be looking for a repeat result of the 0-2 FA Cup triumph versus Newcastle United.
In that match, Manchester City managed 76% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Manchester City, goals were scored by Kevin De Bruyne (37') and Raheem Sterling (68'). Newcastle United got 4 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that it has been a great time for the Manchester City defence. The Citizens have been mean at the back, seeing the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous 6 matches standing at 4. Historical results aside, time will tell whether such a trend shall be replicated in this next game.
Ahead of this clash, Manchester City are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
Liverpool go into this game following on from a 4-0 Premier League win in the defeat of Crystal Palace in their last game.
In that match, Liverpool managed 74% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Liverpool, the goalscorers were Trent Alexander-Arnold (23'), Mohamed Salah (44'), Fabinho (55') and Sadio Mané (69').
Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool have fired home 8 times throughout their previous sextet of matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes comes to 9.
A look at their previous results shows us that Liverpool:
- have not beaten Manchester City in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
↔️ Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 04/04/2018 shows that Manchester City have won 1 of these and Liverpool 3, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A sum of 15 goals were produced between them in these games, with 5 for The Citizens and 10 for The Reds. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league fixture featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 12 on 10/11/2019 when it ended Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City.
That day, Liverpool managed 44% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Fabinho (6'), Mohamed Salah (13') and Sadio Mané (51').
Manchester City had 18 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Bernardo Silva (78') was the scorer.
The referee was Michael Oliver.
📋 Team News: Manchester City
Eric García (Head Injury) and Sergio Agüero (Knee Injury) won’t be able to feature for Man City boss Pep Guardiola.
We think that The Citizens should line up in a 4-3-3 formation, beginning the first half with Ederson Moraes, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Aymeric Laporte, Nicolas Otamendi, Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gündogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez.
📰 Team News: Liverpool
Thanks to a largely available group of players, there is just the lone fitness problem for the Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp to be concerned about. Ben Woodburn (Fractured Foot) misses out for this game.
We reckon that The Reds might play in a 4-3-3 formation, settling for Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané.
We envisage that Liverpool are capable enough to score against this Manchester City outfit, although it probably won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning margin for Manchester City when the full-time whistle blows. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Renata Leite, 23:10 27/06/2020
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Etihad Stadium (55,017)
Captain: David Silva
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Competitions: Premier League position 2, FA Cup (Sixth Round), League Cup (Final), FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Key Man: Sergio Agüero
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Sergio Agüero was born in Quilmes, Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Independiente in the 2002 - 2003 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 16 league goals in the Premier League 2019 - 2020 season so far in 24 appearances.
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