Manchester City vs. Liverpool

Manchester City vs. Liverpool

Premier League


11:00 AM, Sunday 01-14-2018



Team News Manchester City:

City find themselves in the middle of the greatest run in Premier League history. They are currently 15 points clear of Manchester Utd. on top of the table and are on an unprecedented 18 game win, 22 game unbeaten streak. They handed Liverpool their biggest loss of the season at the Etihad, a 5-0 thrashing of Jurgen Klopp’s 10-man side. This is arguably the greatest futbol we have seen in the Premier League since the Arsenal Invincibles of ’04. Pricey young purchase Raheem Sterling looks to finally be transforming into the $50 million purchase they made two years ago, with 14 goals this year. He is followed closely behind by deadly striker Sergio Aguero with 13 goals in 17 matches. City have the perfect attack to expose Liverpool’s questionable defense, with pacey wingers, a genius in the midfield in Kevin De Bruyne and a deadly striker in Aguero.


Team News Liverpool:

Normally, this would be a tough matchup to write about. However, Liverpool just lost their star midfielder Philippe Coutinho to FC Barcelona on a $150 million transfer, the second most in world history. First year Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has taken the league by storm, pacing the golden boot race with 17 goals in 21 matches and Roberto Firmino seems to finally be settling into the Premier League, with 9 goals in 21 matches. The Reds are a dangerous attacking side, but struggle defensively. They just splashed $70 million on Virgil Van Dijk who will no doubt strengthen their back line, but likely needs time to adjust to the system. If Coutinho were still at the club creating brilliance through the midfield this pick would be tough. The Reds could still certainly do some damage, but losing a magician like Coutinho is never easy to bounce back from right away.

I like City in this match up. They are overpowering in the attack and should be able to expose Liverpool’s weak outside backs. De Bruyne should have space in the midfield and Aguero is as reliable as they come up top. They have not won at Anfield in 35 years, but they have not lost a match this season and I do not see the first coming this weekend.

Pick: Manchester City to win at 11/10

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