FM Preview: Manchester City v Liverpool 03 Feb 2013

Last updated : 02 February 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Manchester City v Liverpool fixture

Manchester City prepare to entertain Liverpool at Eastlands on Sunday afternoon, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 33 of the 83 previous games, with the Sky Blues winning just 28.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Eastlands was just last season, in January 2012, with Liverpool inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Sky Blues in a League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sun 26 Aug Liverpool 2 - 2 Man. City Premier League
2011/2012 Wed 25 Jan Liverpool 2 - 2 Man. City League Cup
2011/2012 Wed 11 Jan Man. City 0-1 Liverpool League Cup
2011/2012 Tue 03 Jan Man. City 3 - 0 Liverpool Premier League
2011/2012 Sun 27 Nov Liverpool 1 - 1 Man. City Premier League
2010/2011 Mon 11 Apr Liverpool 3 - 0 Man. City Premier League
2010/2011 Mon 23 Aug Man. City 3 - 0 Liverpool Premier League

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Sky Blues, with 4 goals against.

Liverpool have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Manchester City's total of 52 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Liverpool lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 35 from their 24 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Manchester City 6 5 1 0 11 0 16
Liverpool 6 3 1 2 15 8 10

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Manchester City may be coming up against a decent side in Liverpool, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Sky Blues. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Manchester City Won 4 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 7 matches.
Liverpool Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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