By far the biggest game of the premier league this season will be played at the Etihad stadium this Sunday. Man City file out against defending Champions Liverpool, in a game that could decide who gets the early advantage in the league.
Despite being 10th on the table, City head into the game with just one loss this season, and and a game in hand. Liverpool on the other hand have bounced back from the embarrassing 7 – 2 loss at Aston Villa, and have been in decent form, winning five of there last 7 games.
Despite the fact that Liverpool are on top of the league and have scored some of the highest goals in the league (17), our odds favour City to beat Jurgen Klopp’s side. It’s not just a prediction, it a conclusion backed up by facts.
Check out the 5 reasons why Liverpool will find it very hard to win and likely lose at the Etihad stadium on Sunday.
5 Reasons Why Liverpool is likely to Lose this Sunday
1 Man City have not lose at home to Liverpool in 5years
Yes, you had me righty. Manchester City have won four of the last six matches against Liverpool and haven’t lose at home to the Reds since 2015. The Etihad is not one of Liverpool’s best places to visit. Infact the last time Klopp visited Manchester, he got one of his biggest losses of the season, as he left City with an unhappy fiur-goal deficit, despite fielding his best team.
That result was the third successive time City had beaten Liverpool at the Etihad, and it will not be a shock if they do it again. One of naija fast growing bet, betBonanza are offering Man City to win @ 2.08 odds, which is one of the best in Nigeria. You can check it out.
2. Liverpool are defenceless without Van Djik, Matip and Fabinho
You should no it all to well. One reason why Liverpool have been so dominant in recent seasons, is the fact that their key players have always been fit, and the players have generally avoided those long term injuries. That seemed to have changed as three vital players defensively were sidelined. The likes of Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Kevion De Bruyne and even Gabriel Jesus will definitely be happy with a Liverpool defense who havs let in 15 goals in their last 7 league games. Bank on Steeling to score at 2.50 odds.
3. Pep Knows Liverpool are week and will exploit it
While many are beginning to doubt the genius of Guardiola, he is still one of the most successful managers in the league. Liverpool may have won Ajax, Midtjylland, and West ham, but those team do not have the tactical experience of Guardiola.
While Man City normally set up in a 4-3-3 formation to trick Liverpool, Pep may likely go for a 4-2-4 formation while on the attack to o erload the defense of Liverpool and cause the inexperienced Rhys Williams or Nathaniel Philips to make mistakes; and of course we know Robertson and Alexander Amold are wingbacks who are not always the best defensively. This Liverpool team could take a couple of goals in quick succession if the pressure is right.
4. Man City haven’t lost any of there last Eight games
- Man City 3 – 0 Olympiacos
- Sheffield 0 – 1 Man City
- Marseille 0 – 3 Man City
- West Ham 3 – 3 Man City
- Man City 3 – 1 Porto
- Man City 1 – 0 Arsenal
- Leeds 1 – 1 Man City
- Burnely 0 – 3 Man City
This is one of the best runs of any team in the league, and Pep will be banking on his players to continue with the form, and get the win.
5. Gabriel Jesus is Back!
Since the arrival of Jesus from Brazil, he has been one of the most important players for City. He has been tipped to replace the ageing Sergio Aguero, and proof it in the game against Olympiacos Where he came off the bench to score City’s 2nd goal, finding the net in just 12 minutes. The presen of Jesus will give Pep more attacking options to unleash on Liverpool’s defense. Betbonaza is offering Jesus to score anytime @ 2.50 odds. You can latch on to it.
While Liverpool head into the match on top of the table, it is fair to say they have been unconvincing in the league this season. Liverpool aren’t the same watertight defensive unit of 2019/2020, and City possess the talent to punish Liverpool if they make any mistake. Guardiola’s side ha e looked much better at home and seem a good bet to pick up three points.