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Premier League preview and odds: Manchester City vs. Liverpool

Published on: 18/11/2015

Premier League preview and odds: Manchester City vs. Liverpool

November 21, 2015 17:30pm - Etihad Stadium

Premier League

The league leaders will face a tricky challenge from mid-table on Saturday when Manchester City play host to Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in the Barclays Premier League.

Man City dominant at home

Manchester City have the best home record in the league with just a single defeat against West Ham blemishing an otherwise perfect record. With a total of 19 goals, they have also scored six more times on home soil than their closest rival Leicester (13). In addition, Manuel Pellegrini’s men have only conceded five goals at home all term. A record only bettered by Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United.

However, they come into this game on the back of a 0-0 draw away to league whipping boys Aston Villa. Prior to that, they scraped to a 2-1 win at home to Norwich.

Klopp hoping for response after first league defeat

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was disappointed with both his players and fans reaction after going behind in the last game against Crystal Palace. They now face perhaps the toughest challenge since his arrival when they travel down the M62 to take on the top-ranked team in the league.

City’s last two performances were not entirely convincing but their record speaks for itself. Only West Ham have come away with anything from the blue side of Manchester this season and Liverpool will have to be at their very best if they are to end the Citizen’s three-game winning streak at home.

The Red’s crashed to a 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace last time out, a loss that ended their 12-games unbeaten run in all competitions. Their last defeat came against the other team from Manchester back in September. That was the only time that the Reds have been beaten on the road this term.

Team news

For the home side, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Samir Nasri, David Silva and Sergio Aguero could all be considered for inclusion this weekend, while Wilfried Bony will miss out.

Liverpool are top of the injury table with Mamadou Sakho the latest player to join the list of absentees that includes Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson and Jon Flanagan. Meanwhile, Jordan Ibe, James Milner and Kolo Toure could all be available.

Recent form (League)

Manchester City: DWDWW

Liverpool: LWDDD

Betting odds and tips

Man City will be favourites to win but Liverpool will pose a serious threat. The Reds have been unbeaten in trips to Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Stoke and Everton this season. They have drawn half of their away games, with their only defeat coming at Old Trafford.

You can back Liverpool to hold the home side to their first home stalemate of the season at 3/1 with Bet365. Philippe Countinho has scored three goals in his last two starts for the Reds and can be backed at 5/1 to strike again with Stan James.

Published on: 18/11/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (18/11/2015 15:17:21) but are subject to change.