Manchester City v Liverpool – 101 Great Goals prediction: Man City 2-2 Liverpool
We’re expecting a lot of goals in this one!
Liverpool head into the match with bags of confidence following their 4-0 win against Arsenal.
The Reds’ front three is likely to prove too much for Man City’s questionable defence, although home advantage could be enough to earn Pep Guardiola’s side a share of the spoils.
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Manchester City v Liverpool betting tips
Despite Liverpool’s excellent record against the Top Six under Jurgen Klopp, Manchester City are 5/6 favourites with the bookies for this match.
Liverpool to be winning at half-time and Manchester City to claim victory at full time is 20/1 with Bet365.
Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero are the most likely players to score, at 5/6.
Man City v Liverpool: Premier League preview
Premier League action returns on Saturday with an early kick off at the Etihad.
Both Man City and Liverpool are on seven points, having entered the international break on the back of their respective victories.
The Reds are two places above City in the table, thanks to a better goal difference.
Man City recorded a 2-1 away win at Bournemouth. Gabriel Jesus’ 21st-minute goal cancelled out Charlie Daniels’ sublime opener.
The match looked set to be a draw before Raheem Sterling netted the winner in the 7th minute of second half stoppage time.
Last time out Liverpool recorded what is arguably the result of the season so far, hammering Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield. The Reds’ lethal attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah all got on the scoresheet, before substitute Daniel Sturridge added a fourth.
A win for either side would see them, at least temporarily, move to the top of the table, with league leaders Man United only in action later in the day.
Defeat for either side would be their first of the season.
Man City players back from international duty
Fatigue could play a large part on Saturday. Liverpool had 18 squad members away on international duty, four more than Man City’s 14. Between them they travelled more than 185,000 miles.
Managers Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp will also be mindful of their midweek fixtures when making their team selection.
The two sides begin their Champions League campaigns on Wednesday, with Liverpool hosting Sevilla and Man City away at Feyenoord.
Man City team news v Liverpool: Sterling suspended
There will be no reunion for former Red Rahem Sterling, who is suspended for the home side. The winger picked up a needless second yellow card at Bourenmouth for celebrating in the crowd.
Vincent Kompany has a knock and will face a late fitness test, while Saturday’s match is likely to come too soon for the returning Ilkay Gundogan.
Kyle Walker returns from his one-match suspension.
Sergio Aguero started on the bench last time out and could return to Guardiola’s starting eleven.
Liverpool team news v Man City: Chamberlain debut
Deadline day signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who played against Liverpool two weeks ago, could make his club debut.
There’s a chance The Ox could feature at right back, with Nathaniel Clyne confirmed to be out with a back injury until January at the earliest
After his move to Barcelona failed to materialise, Philippe Coutinho could make his long-awaited return to the side. With Liverpool’s front three firing nicely, the Brazilian would likely slot into a three man midfield.
James Milner could face his former side, while Adam Lallana remains sidelined with a long-term thigh problem.