Manchester City vs Liverpool FC

By Joe Pav
Sep. 05, 2017

Man City face off with Liverpool at the Etihad

Manchester City will play host to Liverpool FC in this match at Etihad on Saturday, September 9. The kick-off is scheduled for 12:30 BST/07:30 ET. The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League. Both sides sit in the top four after collecting seven points from their opening three games. Both sides have started the season with two wins and a draw. They are both Premier League title hopefuls. Manchester City are still seeking a first home win after being held to a 1-1 draw by Everton. Liverpool have won both their home games, including a 4-0 impressive win of Arsenal. A win for either side in this match would send the victors to the top.

Manchester City has only dropped two points from their first three fixtures so far. Raheem Sterling will be suspended for Manchester City for this match. Pep Guardioala has assembled talented players but they have been far from convincing so far. The Sky Blues wore down Brighton well enough but were then held to a draw at home by Everton. They also came away with a 2-1 win at Bournemouth with seven minutes into stoppage time. City weren’t dominant or coherent in their play. They seem to have a lack of tactical understanding at the moment.

Liverpool didn’t have the best start to the season but are level with City on seven points. Klopp is now adding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, which will give this well-balanced squad another boost. The earlier signings of Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson and Dominic Solanke are already settling in nicely. Liverpool’s front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have been unstoppable this season. The Reds have a high-tempo game plan to unsettle their hosts. Sportsbooks Games has to give the edge to The Reds in this fixture.