Liverpool vs Man City Preview and Betting Predictions Nov. 27th

by Punter's Hero on November 27, 2011

in Football, Latest News

Liverpool will host league-leading Manchester City at Anfield on Nov. 27th in one of the weekend’s most anticipated English Premier League games. City are at the top of the table with 34 points on from 11 wins and a draw and are the only unbeaten team in league play so far this season. Liverpool heads into the game in sixth place on 22 points from six wins, two losses and four draws, 12 points behind City. If they have any hope of winning the league this year this is a game they need to win.

City is a beatable team as Napoli proved earlier in the week when they beat them 2-1 in a Champions League game. However, Liverpool will be without their captain and inspirational leader Steven Gerrard who’s still out injured. Fullback Glen Johnson is back in the lineup and he proved how valuable he is by scoring the late winner at Stamford Bridge last weekend in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Chelsea.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has most of his squad to choose from and could go with the same side that beat Chelsea. This means striker Luis Suarez could start up front with Dirk Kuyt while Andy Carroll sits on the bench yet again. He also has Craig Bellamy if e needs another attacking option.

Man City manager will be without Owen Hargreaves, who’s injured again. It’s hard to understand why Mancini signed the former Manchester United midfielder since it’s obvious he’s more interested in collecting a pay cheque than he is in playing. Of course, the other City player who’s only interested in money, Carlos Tevez, won’t be playing either.

Neither of those two players are needed anyway as Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko each have 10 league goals this season, good for second place in the league. Robin Van Persie of Arsenal with 13 goals is the only player to have scored more. Anfield has been a bit of a nightmare for City over the years though as they haven’t won there in their last eight visits to the Merseyside ground. They’ve only managed two draws and have lost the other six.

Liverpool still has a problem finding the back of the net and has scored just 16 goals in their dozen league games while City has banged in 42 already. No team has scored as many goals in the first 12 games of the season for the past 48 years.

Each team won 3-0 at home last season and the previous three matches against each other ended in draws. Liverpool hasn’t lost in their last seven league games and City will be beaten at some point this season, but it’s not likely to be in this game. A draw is more likely here at Anfield.
Sportsbook William Hill has the odds of a Liverpool win listed at 7/4 and a City win at 6/4. A draw is currently at 23/10.

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