After a troubled start to their 2020-21 campaign, Manchester City test their strength against an in-form Liverpool side this weekend. The match schedules for Sunday at the Etihad Stadium with kickoff at 7:30 pm.
Manchester City heads into the match while sitting 10th on the table. Liverpool is currently second on the table after a successful Southampton win. Only five points separate the two sides while Man City is boasting with a game in hand. A win this Sunday will see the Citizens bridge the gap closer this weekend.
The unpredictable 2020-21 season means it is no longer a two-horse battle for the Premier League. However, the two sides remain favorites to pick a win this season. A win this Sunday could set the tone for the race in the Premier League.
Manchester City extended their high scoring form in the Champions League group stages with a 3-0 win over Olympiacos. It follows a narrow 1-0 win over Sheffield United in their last time out in the league.
Liverpool is making a mark in the Champions League with a 100% clean record in the group stages. It marked with a 5-0 win over Atalanta, who failed to score for the first time in their Champions League group stage matches. Jota was on form, netting his third hat-trick in the Champions League. He was the savior last weekend after a 2-1 hard-fought win over West Ham.
Manchester City vs. Liverpool Head to Head
Both sides have 37 games against each other, with Manchester City taking home nine wins while Liverpool with 17 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Man City 3-0 Olympiacos
Sheffield United 0-1 Man City
Marseille 0-3 Man City
West Ham 1-1 Man City
Man City 3-1 FC Porto
Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool
Liverpool 2-1 West Ham
Liverpool 2-0 Midtyjjland
Ajax 0-1 Liverpool
Everton 2-2 Liverpool
Manchester City Team News
Pep Guardiola will be without prolific goal scorer Sergio Aguero, who is not expected back with a hamstring injury till after the international break. After scoring after coming off the bench, Jesus will be filling the position upfront. Fernandinho and Meny will remain sidelined this weekend.
Liverpool Team News
Klopp will be without the services of Thiago Alcantara, who misses six straight matches after picking a knee injury during the Meyerside Derby. Other injury woes at the camp include Van Dijk, Fabinho, and Oxlade Chamberlian. An injury boost for Klopp is the return of Joel Matip to full training.
Prediction and Odds
It is a tough match to decide the winner, with both sides able to reap havoc on each other this Sunday.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5