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Manchester City vs Liverpool, Premier League 2020-21, Match Prediction

Two Premier League heavyweights Manchester City and Liverpool, lock horns in the Sunday encounter of the Premier League 2020-21. Liverpool would face a challenging task to break City’s fortress. 

Match Timings: Nov 08, 10 PM 

Team Preview 

Manchester City hosts champion Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium in a high-voltage battle of Premier League. Both sides are the arch-rivals from the last two season to fight for the title. In 2019, City enjoyed the triumph, and in 2020, Liverpool broke their 30 years drought of winning a Premier League title. Liverpool is placed at the second with 16 points, behind Southampton in goal difference. On the other hand, Man City occupy the 12th spot with 11 points. Three points will give them just 2 points difference to the visitors. If they lose, Liverpool would take 8 points advantage and 

This season is not just about City and Liverpool, as we saw some unpredictable results in the first two months. After dropping points against Leeds United and West Ham United, following the woeful 5-2 home defeat to Leicester City, put them behind in the table. Liverpool were also hammered by Aston Villa with a record 7-2 margin, but they bounced back to retain their top spot.

The City is unbeaten in eight games across all competitions and kept the clean sheet in their previous three wins, most recently edging past Olympiacos in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Pep Guardiola’s side scored nine goals this season, and this is the lowest scoring for the former champions since 2008. 

The Citizens require a center-forward who can tackle Liverpool’s unit, and in the absence of Sergio Aguero, the task looks quite tricky. Gabriel Jesus would be back in teh side who scored off the bench in midweek. Man City have won nine of their last 10 Premier League meetings with the Reds, the most recent came in July this year. The task for Kloop would not be easier as Liverpool have won 11 games at home before losing to Leicester City in September. 

Liverpool is entering into this away encounter with successive home wins against Sheffield United and West Ham. The defense remained a big worry sign for Kloop this season as the Reds have only kept one clean sheet in their last 12 games and shipped in 27 goals in 14 outings since the title victory. In away-fixtures, they have won just three and lost four of their previous nine league games. 

Possible Lineups & Current Form 

Manchester City 

Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling

Premier League form: W L D W D W

Liverpool 

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane; Jota

Premier League form: W W L D W W 

Key Players 

Manchester City 

Phil Foden 

2 goals in Premier League 2020-21

Raheem Sterling 

2 goals in Premier League 2020-21 

Liverpool 

Mohammed Salah 

7 goals in Premier League 2020-21 

Sadio Mane 

4 goals in Premier League 2020-21 

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