Both teams are extremely motivated – the Citizens are fighting for the title, while the Reds are fighting for a place in the European Cup zone. Who will be stronger this time?
Indeed, the Citizens look like the strongest team in the APL at this stage. They have no particular problem scoring points, and in the return leg of the Champions League and even declassified Leipzig 7-0. The distance to Arsenal is only 5 points and that handicap can easily be won in the remaining rounds of the national championship.
Also Manchester’s confident move is promoted by the almost complete absence of injured. While the opponents are pondering who to replace the departed players with, the Citizens have the opportunity to field the optimal squad for each opponent. At the moment, MC is the best home team in the APL, the Blues have lost only 4 points at the Etihad.
This season, the Reds have shown a game of decent quality only in the home arena. It seemed that Liverpool had already overcome their crisis – points began to accrue in the APL, Klopp’s charges came close to the Eurocup zone and even defeated Manchester United 7-0. However, the trip to Bournemouth showed that the problems remain, and outside Anfield the Reds play much less confidently.
For that very reason, MC are the clear favorites to win the upcoming game. At the moment, the Citizens’ game looks much more integral, and the home field factor looks like a verdict for Liverpool.
It’s hard enough to imagine that the Reds will manage to win points at the Etihad, but it would be wrong to write them off. MC are a big irritant in the APL and every opponent sets up for the Citizens in a special way.
- Manchester City are unbeaten in 9 straight games in all competitions
- Liverpool had a three-game unbeaten streak before losing to Bournemouth
- At the moment, Holland is the city’s top scorer in the AFL with 28 goals.
- Liverpool’s most prolific forward is Salah, with 11 goals under his belt
- “Citizens score most in AFL – 67 goals in 27 games
- Liverpool occupies only the 11th position among the Premier League clubs in terms of away performance statistics
The Premier League continues to delight us with big events and the confrontation between Manchester City and Liverpool is one of them. The forecast for matches of this caliber is never clear-cut, as the giants of English soccer meet and anything can happen. Of course, the Citizens are the clear favorite before the game and that’s understandable. Manchester City now has the most realistic chance to catch up with the leading Arsenal.