Match: Manchester City – Liverpool
Date: November 21, Saturday, 2015
Start time: 17:30 GMT
In the derby of the 13th round of the “Premier League” Manchester City accepts Liverpool. The match is on Saturday, November 21 at 17:30 GMT on ‘Etihad Stadium’.
Manchester City is a leader in the standings with a total of 26 points, as there is a second Arsenal. Once made several missteps in September, “The Citizens” returned to the brilliant level that may allow them to win the championship this season. Arsenal and United are the main competitors of the team of Pellegrini, but with the depth that the Chilean specialist has in its composition, it is difficult to see anything but Kompany to lift the trophy in May.
In the upcoming match Pellegrini will be able to rely on Aguero and Silva, who missed a lot of important meetings in the last month.
City performed very well against Liverpool at home, having won 3 of their last 4 games. Liverpool will travel to Manchester without many key players, so to “citizens” no alternative but victory.
After a good start to the era Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool recorded their first defeat at home after losing to Crystal Palace. The style of play has improved during the German but still is still there. Liverpool had control of the game but Palace took advantage of mistakes the team in defense and go home with all three points.
Heavy blow to hopes of Liverpool City against the loss of Mamadou Sakho – Liverpool was unbeaten in 12 games in which he fell in the starting lineup. Sturridge is possible to return against City in a long injury, but the likelihood of an Englishman to start as a starter is very small.
Responsibility in the team again will rely on Coutinho and Benteke, who should create situations in front of Joe Hart and to complete them in order for their team to go at least a point from ‘Etihad’.
Last season, “The Citizens” prevailed “Liverpool” 3:1 at home. In the last meeting between the two teams but the winner was Liverpool after in March this year beat City with 2:1 at “Anfield”.
Has yet to make general conclusions from the work of Jürgen Klopp led Liverpool. German specialist is very good coach and I am sure it can unpleasantly surprise vying for the title Manchester City. I think the match will be open and there will be many attacks on both doors, which leads me to believe that both teams will score at least one goal.