On Thursday evening, from 22:15, Manchester City receives the visit of Liverpool, in a match that counts for the 32nd round of the Premier League.
Anthony Taylor was delegated to lead this confrontation, which promises to be extremely attractive.
In the round match Liverpool beat Anfield with the score of 3-1.
Manchester City: Team form, news and statistics
Pep Guardiola is already in his fourth season at Manchester City and has not yet managed to win the coveted trophy.
The Champions League remains a forbidden dream for Sheikh Mansour, but he will certainly not give up. He is currently in the round of 16, where he faces Real Madrid for a place in the quarterfinals.
At the Santiago Bernabeu, they won 2-1, Sergio Ramos was eliminated, and now he is waiting for the return, which will take place on August 7.
In the current season, the situation is not pleasant at all, because the proposed objectives were bold. With 6 stages before the final, Manchester City is in second place with 63 points and will most likely remain in this place. Guardiola’s philosophy has not changed and will not change, but he must improvise, because he has reached 8 defeats in 31 stages. Neither in Barcelona, nor in Bayern Munich did he have a season in which to reach more than seven failures. The previous stage had a difficult trip to London, where Frank Lampard’s boys produced the surprise of the stage, managing to win 2-1. The hosts suffered in terms of possession, although until then only Tottenham managed to have a superior possession. 13 minutes before the final whistle, Fernandinho was eliminated and for this reason he will miss two stages. In his place will most likely play Nicolas Otamendi, the one who did not miss any match in the Champions League. Midfield is dominated by Kevin De Bruyne. He is responsible for goal passes, but is often found in the box, thus managing to reach 10 goals scored in the Premier League.
In the previous weekend, he secured his presence in the FA Cup semifinals, after beating Newcastle 2-0, quite difficult. For a place in the final they will fight Arsenal, and the match will take place at Wembley.
Sergiu Aguero is the team’s top scorer with 16 successes in the championship, but in the match with Burnley he got injured again, and in these conditions he will miss the top scorer trophy.
Liverpool: Team form, news and statistics
After 30 years of drought, Liverpool became the champions of England, without playing, after Manchester City was defeated by Chelsea.
Fans came out to the stadium and celebrated the success, even though the mayor of the city, Joe Anderson, did not agree with this.
It took 2-3 years for Jurgen Klopp to have a team at this level. Last year he won no less than three important trophies: the Champions League, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup. This season he was eliminated from the Champions League by Atletico Madrid, after the return match needed extra time. Although he dominated the game from the first minute and had no less than 36! Only Wijnaldum Georginio managed to get hold of the rebound and tucked the ball into the empty net. In overtime, although Firmino opened the scoring, Atletico came back and scored three times in a row. He didn’t even make it to the FA Cup. Surprisingly, he lost in London to Chelsea, score 2-0.
In the 31 stages played in the Premier League, he suffered only one defeat, away to Watford. He had good chances to finish the season without feeling the taste of defeat, but that’s not bad at all. At home it has a percentage of 100%, no team was able to get a point.
Away instead, he has a defeat and two draws, in addition to the 12 victories. The trio of Salah, Firmino and Mane has reached 40 goals scored in the championship so far. Alexander-Arnold was the replacement.
Xherdan Shaqiri and James Milner are still unavailable, while Joel Matip is uncertain, but he had little chance to catch the team anyway.
⚽️Statistics of direct matches Manchester City vs Liverpool
In the last three direct confrontations, both teams managed to score, but a bet on the prognosis “both score” seems a bit risky, given the conditions in which the match takes place.
In the tour Liverpool also led 3-0, and we expected to get again the three points at stake.
▪️10.11.2019 Liverpool – Manchester City 3-1
▪️04.08.2019 Liverpool – Manchester City 1-1
▪️03.01.2019 Manchester City – Liverpool 2-1
▪️07.10.2018 Liverpool – Manchester City 0-0
▪️26.07.2018 Mnachester City – Liverpool 1-2
Football Prediction of the Day Manchester City vs Liverpool
The team prepared by Jurgen Klopp has an excellent morale and comes to Manchester to win.
There are 21 points left in the game and theoretically it has chances to reach 100 points.
As a champion, expectations are high and for this reason, in the top 11 will be the best players available at the moment.
Under these conditions, Manchester City will have a difficult confrontation, in which it starts with a second chance, in my opinion.
Bet Tips: Liverpool (Asian Handicap 0)