The big match of the weekend takes place at Anfield Road, between Liverpool and Manchester City.
1st place holder Liverpool will take on direct title rivals Manchester City in a game that could see The Reds extend their lead over the 2nd place or see Pep Guardiola’s team decrease the gap and revive the battle for Premier League honors. Liverpool’s form at home has been nothing but amazing, as they steamroll whatever kind of opposition they face at Anfield. However, this time, they will meet a motivated City squad averaging 3 goals per game in the current season. In their last few games Liverpool have seen themselves trailing behind the score within the first ten minutes, something that they will try to avoid against City, or else it will be hard to come out with a victory. Currently going through a 45-game (!) unbeaten run at home in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s pupils will be confident enough that they have what it takes to gift their fans a win. Even though it feels like Liverpool has an invincible aura surrounding them at home, Virgil van Dijk and company will need to do a better job holding the fortress at the back as they’ve conceded in their last five home games.
Most managerial wins v Pep Guardiola:— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 8, 2019
8? JURGEN KLOPP
5? Jose Mourinho
3? Mauricio Pochettino
3? Arsene Wenger
In @premierleague meetings:
2? Klopp wins
2? Guardiola wins
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Currently sitting 2nd place, 6 points behind the top spot, Guardiola knows that there’s no margin for error when they visit Anfield Road on Sunday. The matches on the road have not been a problem for City this season, netting 4 wins and 1 loss, scoring in 16 consecutive away trips for the league. They have not conceded a goal yet in the last 30 minutes of their away matches, scoring seven themselves, an impressive stat. However, it’s a totally different thing playing in Liverpool’s home turf or in other Premier League’s grounds, as they will need to be more careful this time around. Sterling has been on a fine form this year, as he and Sergio Aguero are the main threats to The Reds defensive wall. Usually this matchup has presented us almost every single time with an early goal, so look out for that during Sunday’s clash.
It’s very hard in these kind of matches, between two offensive powerhouses, to see a drop in goals production. Even though they can opt for a more balanced playstyle, there will be lot of chances for both teams to score several goals.
Over 2.5 Goals @1.62
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