Etihad Stadium in Manchester will be the venue of the English Premier League super derby, as Manchester City awaits Liverpool this Thursday.
The Citizens are eager to beat the newly crowned champions and show that they do not acknowledge their title, and still consider themselves as the best crew in England. A victory over City is the one thing Liverpool needs in order to complete its impressive run and shut down all the possible critics.
PEP 💬 In sport you have to prove every time. We are satisfied with what we are doing but athletes are never enough.
Past is the past. What we have done remains in our soul and memories.
Now we must go on, it's a new chapter in our lives and you have to live it.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 1, 2020
Pep Guardiola is without Sergio Aguero, which is a massive setback for the hosts, but his presence now wouldn’t change anything at all. The Citizens won three games since the restart of the EPL, losing just one against Chelsea, 2-1, which was the moment when they officially lost the title.
Yet in all three wins, Ederson didn’t allow a single a goal, proving that he and his colleagues from the back line are in a fantastic form.
On the other side, Liverpool, played two games, without conceding a goal, posting a win over Crystal Palace 4-0, and a draw in the Merseyside Derby against Everton 0-0. Unlike their future opponents, they don’t participate in the Champions League, meaning that Klopp doesn’t have to be careful and make some calculations coming into this event.
The Reds do have one more goal in front of them, and that is to reach a 100-point mark, which isn’t that hard. They are 14 points short, with seven games to go.
The important thing is that the front trio Salah-Mane-Firmino is all ready for this match and that guarantees an exciting an interesting development on the field of Etihad Stadium.
Having in mind that these teams are filled with offensive potential, the experts believe this match should be fun to watch, and for all those who like to bet, goals on both sides are expected. But because of the low profits, the final pick for this event should be both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
Don’t be confused with the results and the fact that these sides didn’t concede too many goals. Remember that first head to a head contest of the season at Anfield ended with 3-1 for Liverpool.