Man City and Liverpool face off in what is the highest profile Premier League game this coming weekend. Both sides dropped points in their last outings and will face a tough challenge in claiming all three this weekend. Man City can make a massive step forward in their title challenge, while Liverpool could reignite their Champions League prospects.
The citizens have performed well on the basis of home form. At the Etihad, Manuel Pellegrini’s team have won five and lost one from six. Their only blemish came in the form of a 2-1 defeat to West Ham in November. Since then, they have won three-straight at home.
Man City have not had a clean bill of health so far this season, which further highlights the importance of their summer acquisitions. Currently, however, they are weak up front. Sergio Agüero is likely to sit out with a hamstring injury, while Wilfried Bony is at risk of sitting out. Goals will not be quite so easy to come by without a striker.
Jürgen Klopp is not hitting the highs expected by Liverpool fans, who have to remember that Klopp’s squad is laden with injuries. Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings, Jordan Henderson, Mamadou Sakho, and Joe Gomez are all missed by Klopp, whose squad appears threadbare at the moment.
The injuries could make winter extremely difficult for Klopp. Liverpool could only create four shots on target from a staggering 22 total attempts against Crystal Palace. They fell behind 1-0 before drawing the game and then ultimately losing. Philippe Coutinho still appears to be the only clear source of creativity in the Liverpool team.
Match Tips – 21 November 2015
Tip one: Man City @ 1.61 with Betfair
Tip two: Under 2.5 goals @ 2.05 with Betfair
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Man City have beaten Liverpool 2-1 and 3-1, respectively, in their last two Premier League matchups at the Etihad. On this occasion, however, there are likely to be fewer goals. Man City have strengthened their defence and do not have a fit Agüero in their first XI. They can win this game with a lower score-line than in recent history.