What a way to start 2019, than with a top of the table clash between last year champions Manchester City and current league leaders Liverpool. The Citizens find themselves 7 points behind the Reds, after surprisingly going down to Crystal Palace and Leicester on Boxing day, but managed a win in the last game of 2018 against Southampton. Liverpool had a perfect record in December and managed eight wins, in as many games.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Head to Head
|Last H2H games since 2000||Last 10 games at Man City||Last meeting|
|Manchester City||3 W/ 7 D/ 10 L||4 W/ 2 D/ 4 L||Draw|
|Liverpool||10 W/ 7 D/ 3 L||4 W/ 2 D/ 4 L||Draw|
Worth mentioning: City are without a win against Liverpool in the last 5 games, and managed to end a run of four straight losses, drawing last time out. Four times the matches produced over 2,5 goals and 3 times saw both sides scoring. At Etihad the stats are no different and four of the last five meetings saw over 2,5 goals scored, with both sides finding the net also happening on 4 occasions.
Last game between the teams: 07.10.2018 Liverpool – Manchester City 0:0; Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty in the 86’.
Last game at this venue: 10.04.2018 Manchester City – Liverpool 1:2 (Champions League semi-final); Gabriel Jesus 2’; Mohamed Salah 56’, Roberto Firmino 77’.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Stats
as of: 31.12.2018
|Last game||Last 10|
|Manchester City||Win||5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L||4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
|Liverpool||Win||9 W/ 0 D/ 1 L||4 W/ 0 D/ 1 L|
Worth mentioning: Liverpool are still unbeaten and boost the best defensive record in the Premier League, but they will have the best attack in the league against them on Thursday. The last six Manchester City games saw both sides finding the net, while Liverpool managed four clean sheets in the same period. In the previous game at Etihad, the Blues recorded their first home loss for the season in the Premier League. Roberto Firmino became the highest scoring Brazilian in the Premier League history with his hat-trick in the last game.
Last game Manchester City: 30.12.2018 Southampton – Manchester City 1:3; Pierre Emile Hojbjerg 37’; David Silva 10’, James Ward Prowse 45’ (own goal), Sergio Aguero 45’; Pierre Emile Hojbjerg was sent off in the 85’ with straight red.
Last game Liverpool: 29.12.2018 Liverpool – Arsenal 5:1; Roberto Firmino 14’, 16’, 65’, Sadio Mane 32’, Mohamed Salah 45’ (penalty); Ainsley Maitland-Niles 11’.
Top performers Manchester City: Raheem Sterling 9 goals, 6 assists; Sergio Aguero 9 goals, 5 assists; Leroy Sane 6 goals, 7 assists.
Top performers Liverpool: Mohamed Salah is with 13 goals and 7 assists. Sadio Mane 8 goals, 1 assist and Roberto Firmino 7 goals, 3 assists.
Manchester City vs Liverpool News
Missing players Manchester City: Cladio Bravo, Benjamin Mendy, Kevin De Bruyne are all injured. Fabian Delph is suspended after he was given a straight red in the game against Leicester.
Missing players Liverpool: Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Dominic Solanke and Rhian Brewster will all miss the game for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Manchester City vs Liverpool Predictions
Manchester City to win
Both teams to score & over 2,5 goals