Liverpool vs. Manchester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Liverpool will look to end Manchester City’s hopes of an unbeaten Premier League campaign when the pair meet at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool progressed in the FA Cup against their local rivals Everton last time out, with Virgil van Dijk scoring a debut winner.

The Reds may have brought the Dutch defender in, however Philippe Coutinho has departed for Barcelona.

Manchester City hold a narrow advantage going into the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final with Bristol City after Sergio Aguero’s late winner at the Etihad.

Aguero was also among the goals in the FA Cup, as City rallied from a goal down to thrash Burnley 4-1.

Premier League form: Liverpool W4 D1 L0; Manchester City W4 D1 L0
Premier League top scorers
Liverpool – Mohammed Salah 17 goals
Manchester City – Raheem Sterling 14 goals

Match history
Manchester City thrashed Liverpool 5-0 at the Etihad earlier in the season, however the Reds played over an hour with 10 men.

Sadio Mane’s early red card played a huge part in the result, after the visitors had initially made a good start.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester City 5 Liverpool 0 – 08/09/17
Manchester City 1 Liverpool 1 – 18/03/17
Liverpool 1 Manchester City 0 – 31/12/16
Liverpool 3 Manchester City 0 – 02/03/16
Manchester City 1 Liverpool 4 – 21/11/15

Over 2.5 goals – 4/7 with Betfair

Team news
Mohammed Salah is set to return for the hosts after a two game absence with a muscle injury.

Jordan Henderson remains out injured, whilst Alberto Moreno is unlikely to be fit enough to return.

With Gabriel Jesus injured for a few weeks, Aguero is guaranteed to start for a prolonged period.

John Stones has returned to full fitness, although Vincent Kompany remains an absentee for Pep Guardiola.

Expected starting XI’s
Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet; Gomez, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Can, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane

Predictions

Result: Liverpool (21/10 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-1 (11/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Mohammed Salah (7/4 with Betfred)

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