Liverpool v Man City
Preview by DAVE ANDERSON, 10/11/2019.
Our main football betting preview for this week looks at the top-of-the-table Premier League clash that's kicking-off at 4:30pm on Sunday when Liverpool play Man City at Anfield.
Liverpool v Man City: Best Odds
Check out the best odds that British Bookmakers offer for a Liverpool win (H), a win for Man City (A), or a draw (D) below. Use the ALL ODDS tab to compare bookmakers odds.
NB: Liverpool v Man City odds correct at 06:24 on 10/11/2019 and are subject to change.
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Liverpool v Man City: Match Preview
One of the most important fixtures of the Premier League takes place this Sunday, when 2nd placed Man City head to Anfield to take on league leaders Liverpool.
Although Liverpool are undefeated this season, most online bookmakers actually offer Man City as the favourites to win this one, but it's gonna be an extremely close one to call.
Liverpool have a 6 point advantage over Man City, and Pep Guardiola ‘s side really can’t afford to lose this fixture, as it would put even further distance between the top 2 teams.
Both have played Champions League matches this week that could impact on their weekend performances, and they'll both need to consider which players to rest ahead of the game.
Liverpool had the best fixture ahead of Sunday's match as the beat Genk 2-1 at Anfield on Tuesday where as Man City travelled to Atalanta on Wednesday and recorderd a 1-1 draw.
It’s been pretty evenly pitched between these teams over the last few Premier League seasons, with Man City securing a 2-1 home victory in their last match back in January.
They also won the Community Shield match between these tow sides back in August, while Liverpool won both Champions League matches against Man City in 2018.
In the last 10 Premier League matches involving both sides, Liverpool have won 5 of the matches, while Man City have won 3 fixtures and the other 2 ended in draws.
Although bookmakers offer Man City as the favourites, Liverpool have home advantage and there’s absolutely no reason why a team that remains unbeaten won’t beat City on Sunday.
In the lead up to Liverpool v Man City, we've taken a look at both team’s recent performances, and if any key players are injured or ruled out that could affect either side's match preparations.
Liverpool: Team News
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are having an absolutely stunning 2019/20 Premier League campaign as they're the only side that is still yet to lose a match.
They’ve won 10 of their 11 matches so far, and currently sit at the top of the league table on 31 points, 6 points ahead of Man City who are closely chasing them in 2nd place.
Klopp’s men had an impressive victory over Aston Villa (2-1) last weekend, on the back of a 2-1 victory over Spurs in their previous outing and seem to winning matches late on in the game.
Although bookmakers offer Liverpool as underdogs, they could easily take a full 3 points, which would put them in a perfect position ahead of a run of less challenging fixtures.
This would put them in an extremely strong position and further stretch the gap between themselves and Man City ahead of busy Christmas period that'll soon be upon us.
Luckily Klopp doesn’t have too many injury worries, with only Joel Matip (knee), Xherdan Shaqiri (calf strain) and Nathaniel Clyne (cruciate ligament) set to miss this crucial fixture.
Looking at the last 5 fixtures that Liverpool have played in all competitions, they've won 4, drawn 1, and not lost scoring a total of 15 goals (3 goals per game) and conceding a total of 9 goals.
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Man City: Team News
The defending Premier League champions head into the Liverpool clash, having won 8 of their 11 matches, and only losing 2 and drawing 1 so far this season.
Guardiola’s men sit in closely contended 2nd place on 25 points, and really need to take 3 points from Sunday’s match to close the gap on their main rivals. for the Premier League title.
A loss against Liverpool could really upset their campaign, as they have a few tough matches against Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal coming up soon afterwards.
Losing and allowing Liverpool to further extend the gap would be a disaster for Guardiola, and although bookmakers offer City as the favourites, it won't be an easy match for either side.
Man City have had 3 good wins in a row against Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Southampton, but they have made some serious rookie errors in defence, and clearly needs to improve.
Guardiola also has a few injury concerns to contend with, with playmaker David Silva in doubt having come off in the 2-1 win against Southampton last weekend.
Aymeric Laporte, Leroy Sane, Rodrigo and Oleksandr Zinchenko have also been ruled out, and Guardiola will be hoping for no more injuries in their midweek Champions League fixture.
Realistically, odds are pretty short on both sides, and this match could go either way.
Both sides need a win to put them in a stronger position, and neither will want their opposition to get 3 points, which sets this up as one of the most exciting fixture we’ve seen in a while.
Man City: Form
Man City's record over their last 5 matches in all competitions is won 4, drawn 1 and lost 0. They've scored one less goal than Liverpool, 14 in total, but conceded less (4).
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Liverpool v Man City: Stats
Liverpool and Man City have played each other a total of 213 times with the Reds with the much better record having won 104 of the fixtures, compared to 56 wins for City.
There have been 44 matches between Liverpool and Man City in the Premier League era, with the Reds again having the upper hand with 19 victories compared to just 9 wins for City.
Of the 19 wins for Liverpool, 15 of them were played at home, and 4 away. The 9 victories that Man City recorded were split into 8 wins at home, with just 1 away win.
The last 5 Premier League matches involving both of these teams have resulted in just 1 win for Liverpool, 2 wins for Man City and 2 of the encounters ending in stalemates.
The last fixture between these two sides was the Community Shield on August 4th 2019 with the match ending 1-1 after 90 minutes thanks to goals from Joël Matip and Raheem Sterling.
Pep Guardiola's Man City went on to win the Community Shield trophy 5-4 on penalties.
The last match where Liverpool played Man City at home at Anfield was when they met in the Premier League on the 7th of October in 2018 and a crowd of 52,117 saw a goalless draw.
The biggest win that Liverpool have ever had over Man City in a Premier League fixture was on the 28th of October in 1995 when they won 6-0 in front of 39,267 fans at Anfield.
Ian Rush started and finished the route with goals in the 3rd and 64th minute which sandwiched a brace from Robbie Fowler and single goals from Jamie Redknapp and Neil Ruddock.
The highest score that Man City have ever beaten Liverpool by in a Premier League fixture was the 5-0 drubbing which occurred on the 9th of September in 2017 at Etihad Stadium.
The win also included 2 goals from two players like Liverpool's biggest win, this time it was Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sané at the double with Sergio Agüero also on the scoresheet.
Liverpool v Man City - 14/01/2018
Liverpool host Man City at Anfield this Sunday, and Jurgen Klopp’s men will be determined not to suffer a second crushing defeat at the hands of league leaders Man City!
Liverpool may have home advantage, but bookmakers offer Man City as favourites, and given their performances of late, a Man City victory wouldn’t come as a big surprise.
Man City come into this clash with a 16 point lead having lost none of their games so far this season, while Liverpool are sitting in 4th place, just 3 points clear of 5th placed Spurs.
A Liverpool victory may be a tough ask, but a win for Klopp’s men would give them a much needed boost at this point of the season, and also end City’s amazing unbeaten run.
Draws haven’t been that common when Liverpool play Man City with only 1 Premier League fixture actually ending in a draw since as far back as February 2013.
It may not be the most expected outcome, but Liverpool will be determined not to suffer a loss and lose more ground on the league leaders, and so a draw could be a realistic outcome.
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You can watch Liverpool v Man City live on SkySports at 16:00 on Sunday January 14th.
Liverpool are back in the top 4 having won 4 of their last 5 Premier League games, and are currently sitting just 3 points behind 2nd placed North West rivals Man Utd.
Liverpool are looking strong ahead of their clash with Man City, and come into the game on the back of decent victories over Burnley, Leicester and Swansea.
Although they have a couple of easier games coming up, Klopp really needs to secure as many points as possible if they want to hold on to a top 4 spot.
Unfortunately, Klopp has a few injury concerns to contend with in the lead up to the game.
Star man Salah as well as Sturridge, Henderson and Moreno are all still in doubt, and the squad could really benefit from having them back in the line up for Sunday’s match.
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Man City are having a fantastic season, and bookmakers don't expect them to lose thier first Premier League match of the season against Liverpool on Sunday.
Guardiola’s men have won 20 of their 22 game so far, only dropping 4 points all season and are 16 points clear of Man Utd who currently reside in second place.
Guardiola’s City are on fire, and have already beat Liverpool 5-0 in the first game of the season.
It’s easy to see why bookmakers offer Man City as the favourites given their recent performances, but Liverpool have a lot to play for and won’t make it easy for them!
Guardiola doesn’t even have too many injury concerns ahead of the Liverpool clash with only Kompany, Jesus, Foden and Mendy set to miss the match.
Man City are very difficult to beat, and it’s no surprise that odds on them winning are so short.
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