The last two champions of England Liverpool and Manchester City and leaders in the standings before the start, but as many as six teams are one point apart.
Liverpool is the only one left undefeated since the start of the race after four wins and two draws in g.r. 15: 4, started with a bang in his group in the Champions League, achieved two successes - very difficult with 3: 2 over Milan on this field after a turnaround and a convincing 5: 1 over Porto at Estadio do Dragao. This is good news for Jürgen Klopp and company, Salah is the famous goal machine with 5 goals in the Premier League, he is well invited by Jota and Mane with 3. There was some criticism about some mistakes in defense, despite the return of Van Dyke, for the last 3: 3 in London against rookie Brentford, but this is rather an exception, of course today against the champions the defense and Alison will be tested very seriously. The Reds will not rely on the injured, Alcantara, Elliott and Arnold.
Manchester City come for this more important from a psychological point of view clash after losing in the Champions League in Paris to PSG with 0: 2, this is the second defeat of the season after that 0: 1 in the first round in London against Tottenham. Of course, both losses are not particularly worrying about the ultimate goals pursued by the "Citizens", but these are signals to Per Guardiola that despite their stellar lineup, they are not insured against losses, but he must minimize them and not are in the most important matches of the season. Gundogan is injured, Mendi is punished, and Zinchenko's involvement is in question.
In 2018 - 2019 the match on this field ended 0: 0, and as hosts Manchester City won 2: 1. In 2019 - 2020, the teams exchange definite home successes - 3: 1 for Liverpool and 4: 0 for the "Sky Blues". Last season at the Etihad the match was a draw - 1: 1, but at Anfield the champions from City defeated "Merseysiders" with 4: 1. Today, guests have little priority in betting. The computer tips are three - goal / goal, X2 and over 2.5 goals and the three are very logical based on the last meetings on this field, we focus on the option with the highest odds - forecast over 2.5 goals
Who will win the derby?
This is the big match of the English Premier League program.
And no doubt many bets will be made on him.
Traditionally, most of them will be directed to the end-of-market for no good reason.
Here, however, the risks are great. Because the real of the three signs, with the greatest value and probability is the one for equality.
He is the most common sign in matches between the top teams of the Premier League.
We have discussed the reasons in other similar football predictions . And we don't have to repeat them.
Liverpool are unbeaten at Anfield
Otherwise, according to the bookmaker, Manchester City has been chosen as the favorite. Which I think is ridiculous to say the least.
Provided that out of 20 Anfield matches, the Citizens have only one victory.
And last season, when Liverpool had a lot of injured players.
Manchester City has a long bench
However, it is correct to mention that Manchester City is the team with the greater depth of the team.
To this I will add the very important absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold for this match.
Which will certainly limit Liverpool's creativity.
Prediction for Liverpool - Man City
I had categorically focused on the equal sign as a prediction for this derby between Liverpool and Manchester City.
But I came across an article in the Daily Mail.
According to her, Kevin De Bruyne had a tendency not only to commit two or more offenses.
But also to receive cards in important matches and against strong rivals.
His similar performances against all major teams in the English Premier League are listed.
Also against PSG now. As in the previous two clashes with them.
And, of course, against Liverpool from past seasons.
Despite the wonderful "X" odds in the match, I like the one I offer you even more.
Probable starting lineups
Liverpool : Alison; Milner, Matip, Van Dyke, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Diaz, Laporte, Cancello; Silva, Rodri, Foden; Jesus, De Bruyne, Greenish.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Liverpool is in a series of 13 games without a loss : 10-3-0.
- Liverpool is in a series of 15 homeless games: 11-4-0.
- Liverpool have scored 3+ goals in each of their last 6 games.
- He has over 2.5 goals in his last 6 games against Liverpool.
- Man City have won 6 of their last 8 games: 6-1-1.
- Man City have lost 4 of their last 6 away games: 2-0-4.
- City have won just one of Liverpool's last 23 visits: 1-9-13.
- He has under 2.5 goals in his last 5 away games against Man City.