Manchester City vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: 1 April 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will look to extend its winning streak to seven matches when it takes on Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday. Both Manchester City and Liverpool were involved in a heated battle for the title last season, but they have started to regress this season.
With eight points behind league leader Manchester City, Liverpool needs to quickly turn its season around if it wants to challenge for a place in the top four and secure a return trip to Europe’s elite competition. In 2021, Manchester City won the Premier League with 93 points, while Liverpool came in second with 92.
The match between Liverpool and Manchester City will start at 7:30 am at Etihad Stadium in England. According to the oddsmakers at Caesars sportsbook, Manchester City is a -165 favorite on the money line. On the other hand, Liverpool is listed as a +420 underdog. A draw would result in a total of 2.5 goals, while the over/under is 3.5.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Head-to-head
- This will be the fourth meeting between Liverpool and Manchester City this season. The two have met in each of these instances, with the former winning two and the latter losing one.
- In December, Manchester City ended their five-game winless streak against Liverpool by defeating them 3-2 in the League Cup.
- Over 2.5 goals has been scored in each of the seven previous meetings between these two teams. Both teams have also been able to score in each match.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Prediction
Despite the impressive form of Liverpool this season, City looked to be hitting their stride before the break. Haaland is a threat every time he touches the ball, and the leaky defense of Juergen Klopp cannot stop him.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Team News :
It is still to be seen whether or not Erling Haaland will be fit for Friday’s training session. According to Pep, the Norway international will need to take part in the session to determine his future.
Phil Foden is expected to be out for around two weeks following his appendicitis operation.
Naby Keita is unavailable for Liverpool due to injury. Darwin Nuno is in contention. Joe Gomez and Thiago are making good progress as they continue to recover from their injuries.
Although it is too soon for Luis Diaz to play, Klopp stated that the attacker is close to a return.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo, Haaland, Grealish
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Elliott; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez