Manchester City vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 19th March 2017
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
Manchester City have lost 1-0, 3-0, 4-1, and 2-1 in their past four Premier League games against Liverpool so have to reach back to August 2014 for their last win, 3-1 at the Etihad. Now is the time for Pep Guardiola’s side to end this sequence as, firstly, they have just suffered a Champions League elimination and, secondly, if City do win then the gap to Liverpool grows to four points with a match in hand. Jamie Jackson
Kick-off Sunday 4pm
Venue Etihad Stadium
Last season Man City 1 Liverpool 4
Live Sky Sports 1
Referee Michael Oliver
This season G23, Y75, R2, 3.35 cards per game
Odds H Evens A 3-1 D 25-9
Subs from Bravo, Adarabioyo, Gunn, Iheanacho, Sagna, Delph, Fernando, Kolarov, Navas, De Bruyne
Injured Jesus (foot, Jun), Gündogan (knee, unknown)
Discipline Y53 R4
Leading scorer Agüero 12
Subs from Karius, Manninger, Origi, Klavan, Moreno, Stewart, Henderson, Randall, Alexander-Arnold, Woodburn, Ojo, Wilson, Gomez, Lucas
Doubtful Firmino (groin), Origi (ill)
Injured Henderson (foot, 1 Apr), Sturridge (hip, 1 Apr), Ings (knee, Jun), Ejaria (ankle, unknown)
Discipline Y43 R0
Leading scorer Mané 12
Manchester City vs Liverpool: Head-to-head
A Georginio Wijnaldum goal gave Liverpool a narrow 1-0 win in the corresponding reverse fixture of the current season. This extended Liverpool’s winning streak over Man City to four games in all competitions. Three of those are in the Premier League, out of which the latest two came at the Anfield.
The same fixture at the Etihad last season was a thumping 4-1 win for Liverpool. However, Manchester City were unbeaten in the previous 5 Premier League meetings at home against the Reds with 4 wins and 1 draw.
The last four Premier League home games of Manchester City against Liverpool have seen both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals. While the last six saw over 2.5 goals.
Manchester City vs Liverpool: Prediction
There is no doubt that this will be a cracker of a match with abundance of quality in each team’s attack. Both teams have plenty of holes in their defense, therefore our primary pick for this game will be both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
Our secondary focus is on Liverpool’s poor form away from, which is totally opposite to City’s home form. A Manchester City win is very much on the cards here, especially after the disappointing loss at Monaco in the mid-week.
Manchester City vs Liverpool: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 1.90
Manchester City to win at 2.00
Correct Score: 3-1 Man City at 15.00