Liverpool vs Manchester City Predictions
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- Manchester City have won each of their last nine Premier League games.
- The Citizens have conceded just one goal in their last nine league assignments.
- Liverpool have failed to win each of their last four home league matches.
- Liverpool have failed to score in each of their last three Premier League home fixtures.
Decisive day for Liverpool
With their Premier League crown starting to slip, Liverpool need a win on Sunday to get their title defence back on track, though Pep Guardiola’s Man City juggernaut could be difficult to stop on Merseyside
Following successive home league defeats for the first time since 2012, fortress Anfield is starting to crumble, and despite their embarrassment of riches in attack, Liverpool were the ones looking red faced when they drew a blank against both Burnley and Brighton.
The depleted champions have now scored just one goal in 360 minutes of action in front of the Kop, and while their injury problems in defence continue to make headlines, Liverpool’s misfiring attack is the more interesting story.
City’s ominous form
Man City warmed up for their title test at Anfield by winning their ninth straight Premier League assignment in midweek, with a routine 2-0 triumph at Burnley.
In a remarkable display of defensive strength, the robust Citizens conceded just one goal during their nine-game surge, and with John Stones continuing to thrive alongside Ruben Dias at centre-half, City should prove tough to breach again on Sunday.
Momentum with City
City have won in incredible 13-games in all competitions, and with the Citizens’ self-belief peaking and the hosts on the verge of collapse, the Manchester giants are worth backing to win on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp has been talking openly about a crisis of confidence in his camp, and Liverpool’s haul of just two wins from their last eight Premier League matches certainly hints at dampened spirits.
With zero wins from their last four at home, Liverpool are bang out of form at Anfield, and though a victory is a must against City, the nervous Reds are expected to flounder again.
A City victory would open up a 10-point chasm between themselves and Liverpool in the standings, and Pep Guardiola’s relentless winning machine look powerful enough to pull clear with a win on Sunday.
Our 2-0 correct score prediction tips City to lean on their strong defensive foundations again, and with Liverpool’s frontline looking uncharacteristically out of sync, the Citizens can keep them at arm’s length.
Alisson, Fabinho and Sadio Mane all trained on Friday and the key trio will expect to start on Sunday.
New signings Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies are both available, though Jurgen Klopp might feel the City game is too big for either to start.
Manchester City and team news
Kevin de Bruyne, Nathan Ake and Sergio Aguero will all miss out again for City, though the Citizens have a clean bill of health elsewhere.
Pep Guardiola could choose to start without a recognised striker at Anfield, having enjoyed success with that set-up numerous times already this term.