Manchester City v Liverpool Match Preview

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Saturday evening Premiership action comes from the Etihad Stadium and you can view the whole game Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 17:30pm (GMT)Kick Off Time.

Manchester City v Liverpool Match Preview

Manchester City have had a strong start to their season with most people backing them to win the premiership as they currently sit at the top of the table after 8 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. City started the season in phenomenal style as they got off to the perfect start with five straight wins but they did experience a dip in form when they lost three from four matches but it is clear that is all it was as they have now recovered and are currently on a nine game unbeaten streak.

Manchester City will be keen to take all three points here as they remain level on points with title contenders Arsenal who play West Brom on the weekend. Their main concern and a huge talking point going into this game will be the fitness of Sergio Aguero because in their goalless draw last time out against Aston Villa, it was clear that they lacked a goalscorer and if they want to make it their 3rd premiership title they will need Aguero fit.

Jurgen Klopp has had a steady start to life as Liverpool manager with just one loss in seven matches. They managed to put together three straight victories in competitive fixtures for the first time since February before losing to Crystal Palace at home two weeks ago and they performed well in that match too but a couple of defensive errors coupled with missed chances allowed Crystal Palace to take advantage.

Liverpool know that they have a huge task on their hands going into this game and they will need their defence to be on top form if this wish to get anything out of this game. Dejan Lovren will need to be on top of his game coming into a Liverpool back-line facing a City side that have scored at least two goals in their last five home matches.

Manchester City Latest Team News:

Manchester City have been trying hard to get both David Silva and Sergio Aguero back for this match but Pellegrini has confirmed that David Silva will not feature in the squad however Sergio Aguero could return after being sidelined for six weeks. They will be hoping that Aguero can start as Wilfried Bony has been ruled out for this match as well as Captain Vincent Kompany.

Liverpool Latest Team News:

Jurgen Klopp has stated that Daniel Sturridge is not 100% but he has hinted that the forward may be used off the bench towards the end of the game if necessary. Liverpool were dealt a huge blow last time out as their best defender so far this season in Mamadou Sakho suffered a knee injury which is expected to keep him out for up to two months.

Manchester City vs Liverpool Head to Head Statistics

01/03/15 BPL Liverpool vs Manchester City 2 : 1
25/08/14 BPL Manchester City vs Liverpool 3 : 1
31/07/14 INT Liverpool vs Manchester City 2 : 2 (3 : 1 Pens)
13/04/14 BPL Liverpool vs Manchester City 3 : 2
26/12/13 BPL Manchester City vs Liverpool 2 : 1

Manchester City have faced Liverpool on 164 different occasions and Liverpool have came out with a significant advantage after beating City in 82 of those games whilst losing just 41.

And even in the 82 matches where Manchester City have held the home advantage, Liverpool have been marginally the better side with 32 wins to City’s 28.

Using head to head statistics alone it would suggest that Liverpool have a better chance than Manchester City of coming out of the game on Saturday with all three points despite them being the away side.

Manchester City Recent Form

08/11/15 BPL Aston Villa vs Manchester City 0 : 0
03/11/15 CHA Sevilla vs Manchester City 1 : 3
31/10/15 BPL Manchester City vs Norwich 2 : 1
28/10/15 CAP Manchester City vs Crystal Palace 5 : 1
25/10/15 BPL Manchester United vs Manchester City 0 : 0

Manchester City head into this game in very strong form as they remain unbeaten in their last five games after winning three and drawing the remaining two matches with one of those draws coming against rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford which is a decent result. However, they will be disappointed with their draw last time out against bottom of the league Aston Villa as they had more than enough chances to win the match.

Liverpool Recent Form

08/11/15 BPL Liverpool vs Crystal Palace 1 : 2
05/11/15 EUR Rubin Kazan vs Liverpool 0 : 1
31/10/15 BPL Chelsea vs Liverpool 1 : 3
28/10/15 CAP Liverpool vs Bournemouth 1 : 0
25/10/15 BPL Liverpool vs Southampton 1 : 1

Liverpool are also heading into this match in strong form after winning three of their previous five matches but with their terrific form coming to an end against Crystal Palace last time out who have been a bogey team for Liverpool in recent years, they will be eager to rectify that result and get at least a point here.

Manchester City vs Liverpool Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 164 games that have taken place between these two sides, there has been a total of 512 goals scored meaning that there has been an average goals per game of 3.12.

And in the 82 games that have been hosted by Manchester City, there has been 236 goals scored meaning that there has been an average goals per game of 2.88.

The information above would seem to suggest that we should see at least three goals scored in this match.

Manchester City vs Liverpool Current Betting Odds Market

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Liverpool are currently the underdogs to win this match and I agree, it is difficult to see them coming out of this match with all three points.. The best price is 9/2 with Coral – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets for New Customers.

Manchester City vs Liverpool Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

I think that this should make for a close but entertaining game as Liverpool will be trying to come out of this game with a point whilst City rejuvenated by the return of Sergio Aguero will want to get the win.

I expect City to come out with the win in this match as Liverpool haven’t looked too strong going forward and with Dejan Lovren coming in for injured Sakho, their defence will be weaker than usual and City should be able to break them down.

But even though I think that City will win, I am expecting both teams to score and I have used that as my banker. Manchester City’s last seven home games have featured both teams scoring whilst four of Liverpool’s last six away games have also done so.

And as for my saver with the return of Sergio Aguero likely, I am fancying the look of him to score the first goal on his return in this match.

Manchester City vs Liverpool Banker & Saver Tips

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