At the top of the Premier League table, things feel a little bit familiar as we return from the international break in November. Man City has recovered from a two-game losing streak to reclaim the top spot with 10 points from their last four games. The reigning champions defeated Chelsea in a thrilling 4–4 draw, but they also defeated Brighton, Manchester United, and Bournemouth. Man City went one point clear at the top of the league after trailing that game three times and being pegged back, including by an injury-time penalty from former player Cole Palmer.

Prior to the commencement of that match, Liverpool had maintained their own unbeaten streak by drawing points with both Man City and Arsenal. This season, the Reds have only dropped one league game—a 2-1 loss to Tottenham at the end of September. Ever since, Liverpool has only lost to Brighton and Luton in their last five games, winning three and drawing two of them. With eight goals scored against Brentford, Nottingham Forest, and Everton, the Reds have defeated all three teams. Liverpool is on a great good streak and proving that the previous season was an anomaly. They will also be hopeful that their momentum was not halted by the international break.

These are the numbers that support our Man City vs. Liverpool predictions:
The first goal for City in three of their past four games (all comps) has been scored by Erling Haaland.
In all competitions, Man City has won their last 23 home games.
In the last ten games between Man City and Liverpool, there have only been two clean sheets.
Liverpool has lost one and drawn two of its last three away games.

Man City vs Liverpool head-to-head record

  • 1 April 2023 – Man City 4-1 Liverpool – Premier League
  • 22 December 2022 – Man City 3-2 Liverpool – EFL Cup
  • 16 October 2022 – Liverpool 1-0 Man City – Premier League
  • 30 July 2022 – Liverpool 3-1 Man City – Community Shield
  • 16 April 2022 – Man City 2-3 Liverpool – FA Cup

Man City had defeated Liverpool in their previous two meetings, following a run of three straight losses in three different tournaments. Man City won the title last season by defeating the Reds 4-1 in the Premier League and eliminating them from the EFL Cup.

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