Manchester City vs Liverpool – Saturday 9th September 2017 – 12:30 - Sky Sports Football

Man City are 17/20 with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus at 7/2 to score first.

Manchester City face Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday lunchtime, a perfect match after the international break.

Pep Guardiola's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 win against Bournemouth, continuing their excellent start to their season.

The hosts took a shock lead in the 13th minute through Charlie Daniels, a thunderbolt opener for the Cherries.

Gabriel Jesus equalised just eight minutes later (21), with the young Brazillian poking past Asmir Begovic.

Raheem Sterling had the final say with a goal late in injury time (90+7), before getting sent off just two minutes later.

Success Needed

Manchester City have had an unbeaten start to this season, they face a stern test in Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.

They have faced Bournemouth, Brighton and Everton and have taken seven points from their opening three matches.

The Spaniard has spent well, spending well over £200 million on the likes of Bernardo Silva, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker.

They will go top of the Premier League with a win over Liverpool, a massive motivation for Guardiola's side.

City Favourites

Pep Guardiola's side come into this match as favourites, with home advantage informing the bookies.

This will be an intriguing encounter, with Liverpool an exceptional attacking force but can City probe their poor defence.

Man City will be looking for a first win in seven matches against the Reds.

Solid Start

The Reds come into this match in great form, after a thumping 4-0 win against Arsenal prior to the international break.

Liverpool extended Arsenal's winless run away from home to 13 matches, in a humiliating afternoon at Anfield.

Roberto Firmino opened the scoring for Liverpool (17), with the Brazillian heading home a perfect cross from Joe Gomez.

Sadio Mane made it 2-0 just before the break (40), curling a brilliant low shot past Cech to double their advantage.

Mohammed Salah continued his fine start for Liverpool (57), scoring past Cech after dispossessing Bellerin on the halfway line.

Daniel Sturridge completed the scoring for the Reds, with the fourth goal coming with thirteen minutes to go (77).

 

Huge Result 

That was an incredible result for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, although they will have been disappointed at the timing of the international break.

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain joined from Arsenal on deadline day, they have also managed to keep Phillippe Coutinho.

They have been in good form and are unbeaten in the Premier League, this will be a huge challenge though.

Liverpool do find themselves second in the Premier League, with their 4-0 win giving them an excellent goal difference.

Reds Underdogs

Liverpool come into this match as the underdogs, with the City's home advantage informing the odds.

Jurgen Klopp's side will be looking to put in an excellent performance in this match, they have an excellent record against the top sides.

The Reds were unbeaten against Manchester City last season, a record Klopp will be keen to continue.

Liverpool are 14/5 with Sadio Mane at 6/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Jesus to score first @ 7/2

Tip 2 – City to win 3-2 @ 18/1

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