Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview

Liverpool vs Manchester City

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium – Anfield

Date: 7th October 2018

Kick-off time – 16:30 GMT

This is the biggest game of the Premier League season so far as Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield to decide who will be top of the Premier League table throughout the international break.

Both teams have the same number of points, but Manchester City currently top the league table because of superior goal difference.

The visitors also come into this game with more confidence after a morale-boosting win over Hoffenheim in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Liverpool suffered a deserved 1-0 loss at Napoli in a game that lacked quality and conviction.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have now gone three games without a win, and two of those matches have ended in losses.

Against Napoli, Liverpool were so poor that it would have been robbery if they actually got a point from that game, as they failed to record a single shot on target for the entire duration of the game.

Their front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah may have scored 10 goals already this season however they are struggling at the moment and that could cost Liverpool in their hunt for a trophy this season.

Manchester City suffered a shock 2-1 home loss to Lyon in their first Champions League game of the season, but they have recovered well to win their last 4 games scoring 12 goals and conceding just once.

Pep Guardiola’s men have already scored a whopping 21 goals in the league this season, and they have conceded just 3 goals.

However, they seem to struggle against Liverpool especially at Anfield.

Manchester City have lost their last 5 visits to Anfield in the Premier League, and they have won just one of their last seven meetings with Liverpool in all competitions.

This is the closest betting market of the week.  Currently bookmakers favour Liverpool by less than a 10th of a point so Manchester City could be favourites by the time this game comes around depending on which side punters take.

Goal markets strongly suggest we will see goals so expect a fiery affair at Anfield.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Liverpool

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool 29 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
L Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea 26 Sep, 2018 English Carabao Cup
W Liverpool 3-0 Southampton 22 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
W Liverpool 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain 18 Sep, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Liverpool 15 Sep, 2018 English Premier League

Manchester City

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Manchester City 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
W Oxford United 0-3 Manchester City 25 Sep, 2018 English Carabao Cup
W Cardiff City 0-5 Manchester City 22 Sep, 2018 English Premier League
L Manchester City 1-2 Lyon 19 Sep, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Manchester City 3-0 Fulham 15 Sep, 2018 English Premier League

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool 26 Jul, 2018 International Champions Cup
Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool 10 Apr, 2018 UEFA Champions League
Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City 4 Apr, 2018 UEFA Champions League
Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City 14 Jan, 2018 English Premier League
Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool 9 Sep, 2017 English Premier League


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