by Ian S. Palmer
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Liverpool and Manchester City will be meeting each other again in a matter of a few days after Man City downed the Merseyside club in the English League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium last weekend. Man City hoisted the silverware after winning a penalty shootout. The match ended in a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes and 30 minutes of extra time. This time the two sides will be meeting in an important Premier League clash at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool on Wednesday, March 2.
Liverpool vs Manchester City – Pinnacle Sports Soccer BETTING LINE:
- Pinnacle Sports currently lists Liverpool as the favorites at +158 with Man City +188 and a draw at +250
Liverpool vs Manchester City – Head to Head:
- City won the League Cup in a penalty shootout on February 28. The two teams also met at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester back in November with Liverpool taking all three points with a 4-1 triumph. Liverpool were 2-1 winners at home in league action last season while City won 3-1 at the Etihad. City has lost their last eight Premier League visits to Anfield and Liverpool has won three of the past four league encounters. However, they won just once in their previous nine meetings. Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho has five goals in his last six games against City, including one in the League Cup final last Sunday. Overall, the teams have met 203 times with Liverpool winning 99, losing 53 and drawing 51.
Liverpool enters the match in ninth place in the standings with 38 points from 10 wins, eight draws and eight losses. They’ve scored 38 times and allowed 36 goals against. The Reds have four home wins along with five draws and three defeats with 16 goals for and 17 against. They have three clean sheets at Anfield and have failed to score twice. Liverpool has two wins, three draws and two losses in their past six home encounters. Overall, they have eight clean sheets in league play this season and have been shut out eight times.
Man City currently sits in fourth place in the league with 47 points from 14 wins, five draws and seven losses. They’ve scored 48 goals and allowed 28 against. The team has five victories on the road along with four draws and three defeats with 13 goals for and 11 against. City has seven clean sheets away from home and has been shut out four times. Overall, they have 11 clean sheets and have failed to score on five occasions. City has two wins, two losses and two draws in their past six road fixtures. They enter the game nine points behind league-leading Leicester City and three up on fifth-place Manchester United with a game in hand on each of those two teams.
Man City is unbeaten in their past four road trips with two wins and two draws, but they haven’t won in their past dozen fixtures at Anfield with eight defeats and four draws. They’ve also won just twice on the road in their past nine road games. However, they do lead the league with seven clean sheets away from home. City is expected to be without Kevin de Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri due to injuries while Liverpool should be without Danny Ings, Mamadou Sakho, Dejan Lovren, Kevin Stewart, Martin Skrtel, Jordan Rossiter and Joe Gomez.