Premier League : Thursday , 3 January ,2019 at 8 pm (Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
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Its the game the of the season at the start of a new year, unbeaten vs champion, a mouth watering clash that could potentially decide the title right here right now. Liverpool will be facing Manchester City at the Etihad stadium and if there is one thing we can expect from this game is ‘goals’ and plenty of them. Its a battle of two of best managers in the world of football at the moment , Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola , the enigma against the tactician. The match is of huge stakes and with plenty of players to look out for. Both teams have one of the best squads in the world at the moment so this isn’t going to be a easy one to decide so lets dive in to both the teams individual proficiencies.
Starting with the home team , Manchester City have a plethora of talent among the ranks with the leagues best talent as the likes of Aguero, Silva, Sterling and Sane all will be looking to have a say in this match and win it for their side. They are the highest scoring league side up till now this season and although goals haven’t been a problem recent defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City have somewhat diminished their confidence this season. Raheem Sterling though has been their best player by far this season scoring and assisting at will and has been almost irreplaceable from Guardiola’s starting XI and against his former club will be looking to prove a point. This is an important game for the ‘citizens’ as they would looking to cut the gap from the league leaders from 7 points to 4.
For the away side, Liverpool have been unbeaten this season which has been down to their terrific defence conceding only 8 goals in twenty games this season showing everyone that spending big money on goalkeeper Allison and defender Van Dijk hasn’t gone to waste. Coming from an amazing 5-1 win against Arsenal the confidence in the ‘Reds’ is sky high and it doesn’t look like they are stopping any time soon. The trio of Salah, Mane and Firmino has been at their best again scoring 28 goals this season. Klopp has found his perfect tactic and team shape and no English looks to break the dominance of club this season. The man of the moment though is again last seasons hero and ‘The Egyptian King’ Mohamed Salah who is Liverpools leading goal scorer with 13 goals this term and has been in scintillating form. Winning this, Liverpool will be 9 points clear of second placed Tottenham and will look to secure their first Premier League title.
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Has scored the most goals this season with 54
Pep Guardiola has never lost consecutive home games since February 2016
Sergio Aguero has scored in all of his home games against Liverpool
Haven’t loss their in their last five meeting against Manchester City (All Competitions)
Have the leagues best defensive record with 12 clean sheets
Mohamed Salah has been involved in 20 goals directly in 20 matches this season
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This is a very tight call given two giants of the Premier League are going head to head. Considering the fact that Liverpool have been unbeaten this season with the best defense, second best attack and their form I don’t think that there is a way Liverpool can lose this tie although City will fight till the final whistle. I predict a Liverpool win.
Manchester City 1 – Liverpool 3