Kick-off: 2000, 03/01/2019
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Man City vs Liverpool
Liverpool could take a huge step closer towards ending their Premier League title drought if avoiding defeat at Manchester City and the omens look good for the Reds to achieve that feat.
The Citizens have only come out on top once in their last 11 head-to-head encounters at the end of normal time and are not used to playing under this kind of pressure.
Winning at Etihad Stadium will be tough, but 14/5 for Jurgen Klopp’s side to secure a share of the spoils and stay seven points clear is our initial Man City vs Liverpool prediction.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City bounced back from losses to Crystal Palace and Leicester by securing a 3-1 success at Southampton on Sunday, despite some defensive blips.
A mistake by Alexander Zinchenko allowed Pierre Hojbjerg to cancel out David Silva’s early opener, but a James Ward-Prowse own goal and Sergio Aguero header then put the Blues in control.
Club captain Vincent Kompany has challenged City to now take the battle to league leaders Liverpool in this pivotal clash.
He told the club’s official website: “We shouldn’t focus too much on points at the moment, we know if we can play to our potential, we are a good team.
“Our pride has been hurt over the last few weeks but we have everything to play for and it depends on us.
“It’s one of those key games you live for. Every living soul that comes into the stadium on Thursday has to be ready to fight and give it to them – we should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game.”
However, the tension got to both teams when they drew 0-0 at Anfield in early October and we can see this being another close encounter.
Looking at the Man City vs Liverpool odds, there is plenty of appeal in 5/1 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time.
Last Man City line-up: Ederson, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, B Silva, D Silva, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Sterling, Aguero, Mahrez.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool were outstanding when securing a ninth straight Premier League victory by thrashing Arsenal 5-1 on Merseyside, with Roberto Firmino hitting a hat-trick.
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were also on target as Klopp’s big guns yet again showed their class in a high-profile fixture.
Midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri said of this contest: “We don’t go there to take Man City out of the race, we go there for a Premier League game.
“We go there to make a good performance first of all and try to win the game. That’s the only goal that we have.
“There are not other things in our minds at the moment. We just have to keep going, to work hard every day in training to win games.”
However, he accepted: “Of course, they’re going to come after us and try to win, to grab three points.
“The pressure is always here. If you are top of the table, everybody is coming after you, everybody wants to beat you.”
Although blowing the Gunners apart in awesome fashion, most of Liverpool’s matches have not been as explosive this season, as they have adopted a more controlled approach which has ultimately been, so far, more successful.
We’re expecting more of the same here and 7/1 for a 1-1 stalemate completes our Man City vs Liverpool betting tips.
Last Liverpool line-up: Alisson, Van Dijk, Lovren, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Shaqiri.
Southampton 1-3 MAN CITY – David Silva, James Ward-Prowse (og), Sergio Aguero
LIVERPOOL 5-1 Arsenal – Roberto Firmino (3), Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah (pen)
Head-to-head: Liverpool 0-0 Man City, Man City 1-2 Liverpool, Liverpool 3-0 Man City, Liverpool 4-3 Man City, Man City 5-0 Liverpool
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