Manchester City vs Liverpool Premier League Gameweek 8: Prediction, preview, head to head results and injury news
Manchester City host defending Premier League champions Liverpool at the Etihad in a mammoth fixture. Alley Sport brings you the match preview for Manchester City vs Liverpool.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Match Preview and Head to Head results
Hosts Manchester City come into the game in flying form. The Citizens are unbeaten in their last 8 matches in all competitions. Their most recent win was the 3-0 drubbing of Greek side Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Having a played a game less than all the teams above them, Manchester City languish in 10th place on the table with just 11 points from 6 games. However, a win against Liverpool will take them all the way up to 3rd in the league, with still one game in hand over the Reds.
Since dropping points controversially against Everton in mid-October, Liverpool have won all of their 5 matches in all competitions. The wins include the recent 5-0 thrashing of Serie A side Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League stage, with Diogo Jota grabbing a hat-trick.
Despite injury issues and a freak loss to Aston Villa, the Merseyside giants lead the pack and sit pretty at the top of the Premier League table, with 16 points from their 7 matches.
Manchester City form (in all competitions): W-W-W-D-W-W
Liverpool form (in all competitions): D-W-W-W-W-W
Manchester City vs Liverpool Head to Head (last 6 matches): Man City wins: 3, Draws: 1, Liverpool wins: 2
Manchester City vs Liverpool Injury Update and Team News
For Liverpool, midfielder Fabinho Tavares, defender Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are unavailable for selection. Star signings Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota are both doubtful to start after recovering from knocks. Find the Liverpool predicted lineup here.
For Manchester City, star striker Sergio Aguero, midfielder Fernandinho and left-back Benjamin Mendy will be out of the matchday squad. Ferran Torres will start after showing scintillating goalscoring form in the last 3 matches. Find the Manchester City predicted lineup here.
Both teams have no players out through suspension and are expected to field their strongest possible side in this early ‘title decider’.
Manchester City vs Liverpool match prediction
In big games such as this, the form guide does not matter. Both teams will be looking to get the maximum points, but the game may itself be a cagey affair with too much at stake. Both teams all miss their star players and a draw will not be a bad result for either of the two teams, especially Liverpool, who are away from home and lead City by 5 points.
Alley Sport predicts a tightly fought 0-0 draw.