Manchester City is gearing up for a thrilling showdown with Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in Round 13 of the Premier League.
City is riding high at the pinnacle of the league standings but encountered a nail-biting draw in a sensational eight-goal clash at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. This left them missing out on the opportunity to widen their lead by three points.
Meanwhile, Liverpool is nipping at City's heels, trailing by just one point in the second spot on the points table. They secured a convincing 3-0 victory in their latest match against Brentford, with Salah stealing the spotlight by scoring a remarkable brace. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
Salah's on-field performance has been truly mesmerizing, consistently captivating fans with his exceptional skills and goal-scoring prowess.
The betting tip is...
Salah to score a goal
Manchester City has kicked off the Premier League with a stellar performance, clinching triumphs in nine out of 12 matches.
However, the team faces a setback as Zack Steffen, Gomez, Nunes, and Kevin De Bruyne are nursing injuries, and there's uncertainty around Haaland and Nathan Aké's availability.
Despite these challenges, City's offensive prowess has been nothing short of phenomenal, notching an impressive 32 goals in these 12 games. Leading the charge is Haaland, making a substantial contribution with 21 goals and assists combined.
Nathan Aké is doubtful to start for Manchester City.
Predicted Lineup: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodri, Akanji, Foden, Grealish, Silva, Doku, Haaland/Alvarez.
Liverpool will be facing some challenges with Thiago Alcántara, Stefan Bajcetic, Joseph Gomez, and Ibrahima Konaté sidelined due to injuries. Additionally, there's uncertainty surrounding Ryan Gravenberch's availability.
Despite these obstacles, Liverpool's defense has showcased remarkable resilience, conceding only three goals in their last five matches.
On the attacking front, Nicolas Mac Allister and Van Dijk have emerged as standout performers, boasting impressive shots-on-target rates of 13.7% each.
These players are undoubtedly the ones to keep a keen eye on in the forthcoming match, as they continue to make a significant impact for Liverpool.
Diogo Jota is expected to start against Manchester City.
Predicted Lineup: Alisson,Tsimikas, van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Gakpo, Szoboszlai, Endo, Jota, Nunez, Salah
In their recent encounters with Manchester City, Liverpool has displayed dominance by clinching victories in three out of their last five matches. Notably, Salah and Nunez have been outstanding, collectively contributing 16 goals and assists for Salah and 12 for Nunez. These two players stand out as major threats that the City must closely monitor.
However, City has the potential to be a formidable force when operating at its peak. Their impressive average possession rate of 65.17% underscores their ability to control the game's tempo, presenting a significant challenge for Liverpool. Ederson, with 25 saves, adds to City's defensive strength.
Still, there's no denying that Manchester City possesses a top-tier squad brimming with exceptional talent and tactical prowess. This firmly positions them as the undisputed favorites to triumph in this eagerly awaited showdown.