In this Premier League preview, we’ll be looking at the matchup between Liverpool and Manchester City, the weekend game.

On top of that, this match has the potential to pit Mohamed Salah and Erling Haaland, Liverpool’s and Man City’s top scorers this season and two of the greatest strikers the Premier League has ever seen, against one other, which might have a significant impact on the championship battle.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Both teams to score: ⚽1.44 at Bet9ja
Full-time draw: 🥅3.90 at 1xbet
Over 2.5 goals: ✅1.50 at Sportybet

Liverpool and Manchester City: Previous Games 

The rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester City is firmly established in the annals of English football, as evidenced by the frequency of their head-to-head encounters.

Throughout history, Liverpool has maintained the upper hand in 139 meetings, securing 67 victories (equivalent to 48.2% of the fixtures). In 33 contests, Manchester City has emerged victorious; the remaining meetings have been resolved in draws.

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During the Premier League era, Liverpool FC maintained a more impressive record, accumulating 21 victories from 53 matches, compared to the City’s 12 wins and 20 draws.

On the contrary, Liverpool’s recent encounters with City have not been encouraging. Their last victory occurred at Anfield in October 2022, when Mohamed Salah scored the game-winning goal (1-0).

It is worth noting that in the annals of the Premier League, City has won a mere twice, most recently by a score of 4-1 in February 2021.

In their November 2023 meeting at the Etihad Stadium, Trent Alexander-Arnold salvaged a 1-1 draw for Liverpool FC.

Probable Liverpool Lineup

Kelleher; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Endo, Elliott, Mac Allister; Gakpo, Nunez, Diaz

Probable Manchester City Lineup

Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Rodri, Stones,Foden, Alvarez, De Bryune, Silva, Haaland.

Betting tips: Liverpool x Manchester City

Check out our predictions of the day for Liverpool vs. Manchester City

Prediction 1: Liverpool x Manchester City / Both teams to score

This match is anticipated to feature an end-to-end struggle, a pound-for-pound competition, pyrotechnics, intensity, duels, perspiration, collisions, and an endless clamor of support from the crowd.

City enter this match with a considerably more robust squad, thanks to the returns of Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne, whereas Liverpool continues to be without Alexander-Arnold. On the other hand, the Reds will be encouraged by Salah’s return, and they hope that Nunez’s prolific form will sustain their unbeaten streak at Anfield this season.

City should dominate this matchup, but Liverpool should have sufficient power to exploit City’s defensive high line.

Prediction 2: Liverpool x Manchester City / Full-time draw

Due to their historically competitive nature, goals are virtually assured in encounters involving Klopp and Guardiola’s squads.

Given the minimal difference of two points separating the top two teams, a draw in this matchup might not inherently hurt the aspirations of either team.

Prediction 3: Liverpool x Manchester City / Over 2.5 goals

A lively atmosphere is assured during matches between Manchester City and Liverpool. During the last ten meetings between the two organizations, an average of three goals were scored per game, and nine times during that time, bets on BTTS were successful.

Liverpool, much like City, which has allowed more goals than any other team in the top three, has been experiencing defensive difficulties recently. In their last six Premier League matches, Jurgen Klopp’s squad has maintained a solitary clean sheet, with both teams scoring in five of those contests; we believe there will be a lot of goals at Anfield this weekend.