Ah Premier League soccer, welcome again candy one.
Having waved a fond(ish) farewell to worldwide motion till March, home affairs sit back into high gear with a top-flight six-pointer.
As first and second meet on Saturday lunchtime, Manchester Metropolis and Liverpool conflict on the Etihad Stadium with only a single level between them.
With the season now a 3rd of the best way by way of its course, this weekend’s duel could but show pivotal.
In what will probably be a 225th assembly in all comps, many of the more moderen battles between Metropolis and Liverpool have been set to the backdrop of the league title.
After considerably of an offseason for the Reds final time period, Liverpool arrive in Manchester very a lot again on an excellent keel with their hosts.
Thumped 4-1 once they final met again in April, the Cityzen juggernaut steamrollered Jurgen Klopp’s males en-route to overhauling Arsenal to retain the league title.
The boss on #MCILIV, @MoSalah and @Darwinn99‘s link-up, Alexis Mac Allister and extra 🗣️
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 24, 2023
For this newest version although, Liverpool look poised to strike for the league summit.
With all three of Mo Salah, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez on the scoresheet throughout the worldwide break, and with Salah and Diogo Jota each on track in opposition to Brentford final day out, Liverpool look well-set.
Notching away wins at Newcastle and an enhancing Wolves for present to this point this season, a Metropolis scalp can be the final word pointer of their newest kind run.
Spoilt for objectives
Not solely are Liverpool again within the objectives, Pep Guardiola’s males are as soon as once more scoring for enjoyable.
Sharing the spoils in an eight-goal Premier League basic with Chelsea a fortnight in the past, Erling Haaland took his tally to 13 for the season with a brace at Stamford Bridge.
However his uncertain standing forward of the sport throws Metropolis’s prep into a bit of uncertainty.
Haaland picked up an ankle damage for Norway throughout the worldwide break, and his physician away on responsibility said he was ‘in a lot ache’.
Understanding this, Liverpool will probably be eager to make his afternoon of better discomfort.
Reds a price punt
So what would be the story this time round?
Given their latest goal-scoring exploits, something lower than a repeat of the back-to-back 2-2 double throughout the 2021/22 marketing campaign can be a shock.
However for punters searching for an outright consequence, the guests might take the factors again down the M62.
Liverpool haven’t overwhelmed Man Metropolis within the league on the highway since 2015, when – nearly eight years to the day – a Philippe Coutinho-inspired Liverpool put the hosts to the sword 4-1.
Nevertheless, this Reds outfit have absolutely rediscovered their contact in entrance of purpose, notably within the league.
At an inviting 7/2 with BetUK, Liverpool look actual worth.
If nothing else, TWO Liverpool objectives at 13/8 with BoyleSports is an alternate.