Liverpool v Manchester City is first biggest derby of the Premier League in 2019. In the past seasons, it’s been a one-sided series, mostly in favor of the Merseysiders. Manchester City have won just one of their last 11 meetings with Liverpool in all outings (seven losses and three draws), but that single win was indeed an emphatic one.
Pep Guardiola’s men mauled Liverpool 5-0 at home in Premier League last season. Also, the Citizens has not lost back to back home games since early 2016, since before the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona was manager. Thus, you can understand why the Citizens are favored in this one.
Players who will get the nod of starting on Thursday night remains to be seen, but we are backing John Stones to start at the heart of defence for Man City while Aymeric Laporte or Danilo could be their first choice left back in place of suspended Fabian Delph.
As shown below, Oleksandr Zinchenko doesn’t look worthy enough to earn a first-team call-up against Liverpool after his bad performance against Southampton. Also, Kyle Walker, despite the poor form he has shown lately. The rest is pretty straight-forward.
The Bank’s Manchester City Starting XI (4-3-3) Prediction vs Liverpool
Forwards: Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling
Midfielders: David Silva, Fernandinho, Bernando Silva
Defenders: Danilo Aymeric Laporte John Stones Kyle Walker
Football Tips‘ Liverpool Starting XI (4-3-3) Prediction vs Manchester City
Forwards: Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah
Midfielders: Adam Lallana, , Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson
Back line: Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Trent Alexander-Arnold
Betting Tips Odds via Bet365:
Manchester City 21/20, draw 29/10, Liverpool 5/2
Both sides last six outings:
Recent form: Liverpool- WWWWWW Manchester City- WLWLLW