On the big match of this 4th Premier League’s matchday, the current 2nd and 4th placed teams will face off…
On point equity, with 7 points going into this matchday, these two teams are two of the best attacking teams in this league, totaling 13 goals scored and 5 goals conceded so far.
From the Citizens’ side, Sterling is absent due to his suspension, while Gundogan is still suffering with an injury; on the Reds’ side, Bogdan and Lallana
were already absent and now Clyne and Ings are also added to the unavailable list.
Manchester City is having a pretty consistent start of the season, having two wins in the 3 matches they already played, only slipping up against Everton,
on a 1-1 draw and in a poor exhibition from Pep Guardiola’s squad.
It is also curious to see that they’ve won both away matches they played but then were disappointing in front of their own fans.
With their several signings, it is natural that the Spanish manager takes some time before he is able to potentialize his players in the best possible way and makes them improve as a team,
which is never easy on a competition such as the Premier League.
From the Liverpool side, they are having a start of the new season that could be considered as a positive one, since they’ve achieved qualification for the Champions’ League group stage,
with a triumph over Hoffenheim, and they’ve also won 2 out of their 3 matches in the Premier League,
starting off with a draw against Watford but then winning twice, against Crystal Palace and Arsenal, with the latter being a very dominant performance and victory.
Manchester City vs Liverpool – Betting Tip and Prediction:
As it was expected, these first matches of the season for Liverpool have been, in its majority, high-scoring, which is natural,
if we consider the mentality imposed by manager Jurgen Klopp. That can lead to some good results (like it happened against Arsenal, where everything went right for them),
but can also lead to some upsets (matches where the team creates a lot of chances offensively, but they get too disorganized in defence, and end up conceding a lot of goals).
On the City’s side, we can see that the team is still far from their peak of improvement and, this way, they will still face some troubles.
Well, normally, Liverpool tends to do well in the big matches, but most of them also tend to have some goals. I expect the same to happen here, for the reasons I presented above.
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