Manchester City vs. Liverpool: Premier League – Match Preview

Liverpool travel to face Manchester City in the stand out fixture of the Premier League weekend.

Manchester City were eliminated by Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday, going out on away goals after a 3-1 loss!

They did progress into the FA Cup Semi-Finals, thanks to a 2-0 success away at Middlesbrough last weekend.

Liverpool recovered from a goal down to beat Burnley in the Premier League and cement fourth spot.

Emre Can’s winner was vital for Liverpool, who have played more games than their rivals for a Champions League spot.

Premier League form: Manchester City W4 D1 L0; Liverpool W3 D0 L2
Premier League top scorers
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 12 goals
Liverpool – Sadio Mane 12 goals

Match history
Liverpool edged past Manchester City earlier in the season, thanks to a Georgino Wijnaldum header.

Jurgen Klopp’s side thrashed City at the Etihad last term, winning 4-1 with Roberto Firmino among the scorers.

Last five Premier League meetings
Liverpool 1 Manchester City 0 – 31/12/16
Liverpool 3 Manchester City 0 – 02/03/16
Manchester City 1 Liverpool 4 – 21/11/15
Liverpool 2 Manchester City 1 – 01/03/15
Manchester City 3 Liverpool 1 – 25/08/14

Over 2.5 goals – 13/20 with Bet 365

Team news
Manchester City are expected to name the same front six that started against Monaco, meaning Yaya Toure will be among the substitutes.

Nicolas Otamendi and Pablo Zabaleta are expected to be rotated into the side here.

Firmino is expected to recover having missed the win over Burnley and will start in Divock Origi’s place.

Dejan Lovren is another who will return having featured for the under 23 side in the week.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-1-4-1): Caballero; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Kolarov, Clichy; Fernandinho; Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane; Aguero
Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Wijnaldum, Can, Lallana; Mane, Firmino, Coutinho

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (Evens with Betfair)

Correct Score: 2-1 (8/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Leroy Sane (11/4 with Paddy Power)

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