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The Premier League game at The Etihad Stadium on Saturday sees home side Manchester City welcome Liverpool.
All Manchester City v Liverpool game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Manchester City enter this fixture coming off the back of a 4-4 Premier League tied result against Chelsea.
In that match, Manchester City had 55% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 10 on target. For Manchester City, the goals were scored by Erling Haaland (25', 47'), Manuel Akanji (45') and Rodri (86'). For their opponents, Chelsea got 17 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Thiago Silva (29'), Raheem Sterling (37'), Nicolas Jackson (67') and Cole Palmer (95') scored for Chelsea.
Manchester City have been offensively very strong in recent times, putting 21 goals past their opponents during the course of the last six matches. In those meetings, Manchester City have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 7.
Going into this one, Manchester City are undefeated in their last 16 home league matches. What a fantastic run.
Liverpool will go into the meeting after a 3-0 Premier League win versus Brentford in their most recent match.
In that game, Liverpool managed 59% possession and 17 shots at goal with 10 on target. For Liverpool, the goalscorers were Mohamed Salah (39', 62') and Diogo Jota (74'). For their opponents, Brentford had 16 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Over the course of their last half-dozen outings, Liverpool have amassed the sum of 16 goals. Liverpool have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. In that time, their defenders have had 6 goals scored by their opponents. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, however.
Analysis of their past results shows that Liverpool:
- haven't beaten Manchester City when having played them away from home in the previous 7 matches in the league. Not good.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 10/04/2022 shows us that Manchester City have won 2 of these and Liverpool 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 24 in all which averages out at 4 goals per match.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Premier League match day 29 on 01/04/2023 and the score finished Manchester City 4-1 Liverpool.
On that occasion, Manchester City managed 69% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The goalscorers were Julián Álvarez (27'), Kevin De Bruyne (46'), İlkay Gündoğan (53') and Jack Grealish (74').
Liverpool got 4 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Mohamed Salah (17') scored.
The referee was Simon Hooper.
Team News: Manchester City
In all likelihood, The Citizens may well kick off with a 3-2-4-1 formation for the game, utilising Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Josko Gvardiol, Rodri, Manuel Akanji, Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland.
Team News: Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has a number of players out of action. Conor Bradley (Back injury), Thiago (Fitness), Stefan Bajcetic (Calf injury) and Andrew Robertson (Shoulder injury) are not able to play.
It’s our belief that The Reds might utilise a 4-3-3 lineup with a starting lineup of Alisson Becker, T. Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, K. Tsimikas, Ryan Gravenberch, Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo and Diogo Jota.
Our feeling is that Liverpool have enough to put a goal past this Manchester City lineup, however that is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We are anticipating a close game with a 2-1 win for Manchester City at the end of this one. Definitely a tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Etihad Stadium (53,400)
Captain: Kevin De Bruyne
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Competitions: Premier League position 1, FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Champions League (Group G), UEFA Super Cup (Final)
⭐ Key Man: Erling Haaland
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Erling Haaland was born in Leeds, England. Having played his first senior match for Molde FK in the 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 13 league goals in the Premier League 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 12 appearances.