Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Liverpool take on Manchester City just three days after losing to them in the final of the Capital One Cup. The Reds were trailing before Philippe Coutinho's strike in the last minutes of the game gave them respite. Liverpool managed to take the game to penalties but a series of shocking takes and some wonderful goalkeeping from Willy Caballero ensured Pellegrini has at least one trophy in his final season as boss. Jurgen Klopp's men must quickly recuperate after the …
Observations from the battle of the top four

Observations from the battle of the top four

It’s a television broadcasters dream: four clubs, all in with a genuine shout of winning the Premier League, all playing each other on the same weekend. Arsenal played host to league leaders Leicester, Tottenham Hotspur visited Manchester City and in terms of drama, both games lived up to the hype. But what can we take away from the battle of the title contenders? The standard of refereeing in the Premier League is not good Sadly, the standard of officiating in …
Manchester City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Their loss to the high flying Leicester City has cast a shadow of doubt over the club's billing as the top contenders for the crown this season. Up next is another tough test for the side as they welcome 2nd placed Tottenham Hotspurs. With 48 points in their kitty, the London side are truly in one of their best seasons in the Premier League and would be keen to get a positive result at the Etihad. Team News Manchester City …
What will Manchester City really look like under Pep?

What will Manchester City really look like under Pep?

I’ve seen some absolute nonsense over the past week from ex-pros, sharing their thoughts on how the Manchester City under Pep Guardiola might look next season. First up, was Danny Murphy claiming that David Silva is not a Guardiola-type player! Excuse me, David Silva not a Guardiola-type player, really? I’m sorry, but if you were to identify which players currently in the Manchester City squad are archetypical for Guardiola’s preferred style of play, David Silva would have to be in …
Manchester City Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City Vs Everton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City and Everton have both suffered some rocky form over the last few months in the league and when the two teams meet at the Etihad on Wednesday night it is unpredictable as to which versions of each team will show up. City took a trip to East Anglia and defeated Norwich in a comfortable victory, just a week after a late pair of goals earned them the victory against Watford. The Manchester side will be hoping to use …
City Stroll to Win against Sunderland

City Stroll to Win against Sunderland

Manchester City sailed to a spectacular 4-1 win against relegation bound Sunderland on boxing day. The game was symbolically summarised by its first goal, a delicious cross from DeBruyne headed in by Raheem Sterling. Raheem is 5ft 7 facing 2 6ft plus centre backs John O'Shea and Seb Coates, and yet he headed in unchallenged on 12minutes. Sunderland were very poor, almost abject, unable to retain possession, and very weak in the challenge. Watching this Seb Coates display Liverpool fans …
Martial's first Manchester Derby

Martial's first Manchester Derby

In a Manchester derby defined by both manager’s risk-averse approach and an overall lack of clear goal-scoring chances, Martial’s darting runs from the left wing were a welcome breath of fresh air. In his first derby, the young Frenchman was by far the most exciting player on the pitch, the only one who seemed likely to break the tightly contested deadlock. Even though the circumstances hardly allowed for it, Anthony Martial put in another stellar performance. It was, once again, …
Premier League Preview: Match Day Two

Premier League Preview: Match Day Two

This weekend, the Premier League will showcase a number of intense rivalries, and at least one game that might go on to decide the eventual winner. We take a look at some of the key match-ups, so you can see what we mean. We'll be covering all these matches, with detailed picks, over on BookieSmash, where you can beat the bookmaker. On Sunday is the biggest match of the weekend, the showdown between Manchester City and Chelsea. It's reasonable to …
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