In the match of 1/8 finals of the EFL Cup, Manchester City will play at home against Liverpool. The fight will take place on December 22 and will start at 20:00 GMT.
Premier League 2022-23
Manchester City at the stage of the 1/16 finals received Chelsea as rivals, whom they defeated (2-0). A few days before that, the club had secured access to the playoffs of the Champions League.
In the Premier League tournament, the team led by Pep Guardiola recorded 10 wins and two draws over 14 rounds, which correspond to 32 points and second position.
Attacking performance is traditionally the best in the Premier League. In the last match before the international break, Man City lost to Brentford (1-2).
In the first stage of the English League Cup, Liverpool defeated Derby County, the club only defeated a representative of the lower division in a penalty shootout (1-0).
In the Premier League, Liverpool have recorded six wins and four draws over 14 games, which equates to 22 points and sixth position in the standings.
After a series of defeats, the guests got two successful victories against Tottenham (2-1) and Southampton (3-1).
Head to Head
Liverpool have an excellent record against Manchester City and the club have won 108 of the 222 matches played between the two sides, as opposed to Manchester City’s 58 wins.
Manchester City have not won their last five matches against Liverpool and have lost their last three matches in all competitions.
The game will be the main event of this stage of the English League Cup and is worthy of the final. Unfortunately, only one team will go further.
Most likely, both clubs will be able to put up an optimal squad, despite some players who have not fully recovered from the World Cup.
An exchange of goals is expected, moreover, both clubs have scored in 4 of the last 5 head-to-head matches.
Prediction for this match: Liverpool to win + both teams to score.