Liverpool vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 7 February 2021
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
The Citizens have easily been the best team in the whole competition this season, and that too by a mile. They are placed at the top of the table, with a lead of three points, and that too with a game in hand.
They have so far conceded a total of 13 goals, whereas none of the other squads have kept it below 20.
They are also determined to deliver the title at any cost in 2020-21, after the Reds trumped them the last season – thus denying Pep Guardiola the rare feat of winning hat-trick league crowns in three major European countries.
Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp’s men have already admitted that they are no longer in the title race. They had huge hopes at the start of the season. However, countless injuries to their major players have taken them out of the equation.
As of now, they are struggling to show consistency, and even their fort Anfield has not been able to provide them security.
This is the right time for Pep to exact revenge for the countless heartbreaks the Reds had given them in the past few seasons.
Expect Manchester City to have the upper hand this Sunday against the defending champions.
Liverpool vs Manchester City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Six of the past eight overall match-ups had goals from both teams.
- It’s been 18 years since the Citizens have won at this ground.
- The latest clash at this stadium had ended in a 3-1 win for the hosts.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction
Klopp’s men lost 0-1 at home the last match-day, against Brighton. In the meantime, Guardiola’s men won 0-2 on the road the past game week, against Burnley.
Going on, the Reds were winless in seven of their last ten overall matches, and they have a total of one clean sheet from their former eight games.
They are also on a two-game losing run at home, and are on a four-match winless run as well here.
On the other hand, their opposite number are on a 13-fixture winning run, and a 20-game unbeaten run. In fact, they have lost just once in their last 30 matches, and this sole loss had come against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.
By the looks of things, expect Manchester City to have the edge this Sunday.
In addition, these two are the main contenders for the title, and a defeat this weekend will close out any chance of a Liverpool triumph in the title race.
Expect a fierce encounter from them. Moreover, Pep’s men have one of the best offenses in the whole of Europe as well.
Chances are very high for goals to come in huge numbers towards the end of the match-up.