Posted by Macot (2017-03-18 23:29 CET)
Well I don`t agree with Manchester City being such favourites, they are coming off a very painful loss in Champions League against Monaco and for sure they were not able to recover fully. Their rhytm and tempo in recent months was very tough and players are visibly tired. City does not play well and their defence is woeful. Guardiola looked lost against Monaco and I am not sure if he will be able to mentally recover his players... Simply, they are not good enough at the moment. City don`t have many missings for this match (the same as Liverpool, who only miss Firmino and long term Sturridge), but as said, I am not sure how strong motivation will be at the players. To make things worse, this match is only a prelude to a terrible streak of games City faces in the next weeks: Arsenal twice and Chelsea will follow after this match!
Liverpool on the other side were able to prepare for City. They are not playing Europe and would surely take some conclusions from AS Monaco v City match. Klopp will 100% attack City on their half, they will play pressing and we saw how vulnerable City were in such situation against AS.
So, for me it will be a very very tough match for home team. And I simply can not see them winning. My call is 1-4 away win, my favourite results!
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