Manchester City vs. Liverpool: Premier League – Match Preview

Liverpool’s first match since being confirmed as champions is a trip to the former holders Manchester City.

Manchester City’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea on Thursday secured Liverpool their first ever Premier League title.

City did bounce back to ease past Newcastle United in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Liverpool thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 last Wednesday, with Trent Alexander Arnold and Fabinho scoring stunners in the win.

The other two goals came via predictable sources in the form of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Premier League form: Manchester City W3 D0 L2; Liverpool W3 D1 L1
Premier League top scorers
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 16 goals
Liverpool – Mohamed Salah 17 goals

Both teams to score: 25/1 with William Hill*

Match history
Liverpool recorded a 3-1 win when the two sides met earlier in the season, with Fabinho scoring another rocket.

The meeting between the two last term was the game that decided the title in City’s favour, as they edged to a 2-1 victory.

Last five Premier League meetings
Liverpool 3 Manchester City 1 – 10/11/19
Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1 – 03/01/19
Liverpool 0 Manchester City 0 – 07/10/18
Liverpool 4 Manchester City 3 – 14/01/18
Manchester City 5 Liverpool 0 – 09/09/17

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Team news
Fernandinho will complete the second of a two game ban here, meaning Nicolas Otamendi will start in defence.

Pep Guardiola may go with Bernardo Silva or Raheem Sterling as a false nine on Thursday.

Joel Matip won’t play again this season having suffered an injury in the Merseyside derby.

Jurgen Klopp will likely rotate from now till the end of the campaign; however will go full strength here.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, D.Silva; Mahrez, B.Silva, Sterling
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (21/20 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-1 (17/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Kevin de Bruyne (11/4 with Betfair)

Odds correct at time of article (01/07, 09:45), they are subject to change

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