Liverpool fancied to retain unbeaten record at Manchester City


Liverpool head to Manchester City on Thursday aiming to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League table.

The Reds head into the game with a six-point lead over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, with City a further point adrift in third.

Liverpool are still without defenders Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, but James Milner has returned to training and is expected to be in the squad.

Kevin De Bruyne is doubtful after missing City’s victory over Southampton, while Fabian Delph misses the game through suspension. Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo are long-term absentees.

Liverpool have held the upper hand over City since being demolished 5-0 in the corresponding fixture back in September 2017.

Jurgen Klopp’s side won the return league game 4-3 and also triumphed in two Champions League meetings later in the campaign.

This season’s first meeting between the two teams ended in a 0-0 draw after Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty at Anfield.

Liverpool haven’t dropped a point in the Premier League since the start of November when they were held 1-1 at Arsenal. They’ve reeled off nine wins in a row since then, bagging 27 goals in the process.

By contrast, City have lost two of their last three games although they returned to something like their usual form in their 3-1 victory at St Mary’s on Sunday.

Three points on Thursday would take Liverpool nine points clear of Spurs and set them up nicely for a favourable run of fixtures during January.

Games against Brighton & Hove Albion (A), Crystal Palace (H) and Leicester City (H) all look winnable, but a defeat this evening would certainly put a different complexion on the title race.

Predicted starting line-ups:

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Bernardo, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Fabinho, Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Man City vs Liverpool Betting Tips

Mohamed Salah has scored 13 Premier League goals this season. Bet on the forward to get on the scoresheet with at 27/20.

The two sides have scored 102 league goals between them this term. Over 3.5 goals in the match is priced at 8/5.

City are priced at 21/20 to win the match, with Liverpool on offer at 49/20. However, a tight game could be on the cards and the draw looks the call at odds of 11/4.

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