Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview

October 7, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

All eyes will be on Anfield on Sunday afternoon as the top two in the Premier League face off, with Liverpool playing hosts to champions Manchester City.

The Reds sit just behind their opponents on goal difference after their winning start to the campaign was ended at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

Daniel Sturridge’s superb late equaliser did maintain their unbeaten run however, and a return to winning ways here would see them head back to the top of the table.

Naby Keita may be fit to play despite spending Wednesday night in hospital after suffering a back spasm in Wednesday evening’s Champions League defeat to Napoli though the game will come too soon for Adam Lallana, although the England international is closing in on a return to action.

Mo Salah is favourite to open the scoring at 5.4 (22/5) with Unibet with Sadio Mane a 7.5 (13/2) chance with a variety of firms.

The home win is 2.65 (28/17) with Unibet with the visitors priced at 2.75 (7/4) with most firms. The draw can be backed at a widely available 3.6 (13/5).

Pep Guardiola’s side came from behind to beat Hoffenheim on Tuesday evening – their fourth straight victory in all competitions.

Their 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion last time out in the league was enough to see them move into first place, where they stayed after the draw at Stamford Bridge later that Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy could both feature after returning to training this week while Ilkay Gundogan faces a fitness test ahead of kick off and Fabian Delph remains out.

Sergio Aguero is 6.0 (5/1) to get the first goal of the game ahead of 8.5 (15/2) chance Raheem Sterling.

The two sides faced each other four times last season, with Jurgen Klopp’s side emerging as victory in each of the last three meetings.

Last season’s corresponding fixture finished 4-3 to the Reds and ended City’s unbeaten run in the league which stood at twenty-two games from the start of the campaign.

You can back both teams to score at 1.55 (11/20) with Betfair while several bookmakers offer 1.7 (7/10) for there to be three or more goals in the game.

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