Manchester City vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
The football treats just keep coming for lovers of the beautiful game and following a midweek of Champions League and Europa League action we return to domestic games. There’s plenty to keep armchair fans entertained from the Premier League but the match of the day comes from the Etihad Stadium where title rivals Man City and Liverpool clash from 16:30 GMT on Sunday.
The stats associated with this fixture show these teams have met 185 times in the past in competitive action and Liverpool hold the lion’s share of wins. The Reds have claimed victory 90 times already with the Cityzens on 47 and 48 games ending in a draw. Man City did ease to the points when these clubs last crossed paths, winning 4-0 at this venue back in the summer.
Manchester City vs Liverpool: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met on the pitch, the Citizens registered a 4-0 win.
- Nine of the former ten clashes had three or more goals.
- 12 of the preceding 14 games at this stadium had three or more goals as well.
- Jurgen Klopp’s men last recorded a league win at this stadium back in 2015.
Manchester City vs Liverpool: Prediction
It is the clash of the Premier League’s two strongest sides and despite being so early in this season, this game could be key in the outcome of this season. Although City haven’t looked great and have had a poor start to the season, a win over Liverpool and a win from their game-in-hand will see them leapfrog the champions and potentially to the top of the league. The absence of Van Dijk and the return of Gabriel Jesus couldn’t have come at worse time for Klopp, but the experienced manager will instil a calm mentality across the Liverpool dressing room and the Reds will be up for this one. Based off the start to the season and current form, the Reds would be favoured, but expect this game to be tight. This really is a game that could go either way with fine margins and moments of brilliance likely to decide it, but expect both managers to pay respect the other and to play this slightly more cautiously than they usually would play. Under 2.5 goals is worth considering here.
Manchester City vs Liverpool: TEAM NEWS
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Ruben Dias, Laporte, Joao Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, Jesus, Sterling
Unavailable: Fernandinho (Injured), Mendy (Injured), Aguero (Injured)
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson; Keita, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mane, Jota, Salah
Unavailable: Oxlade-Chamberlain (Injured), Van Dijk (Injured), Fabinho (Injured), Thiago (Injured)
Questionable: Jota (Injured)