While rivals Liverpool are not the strength of last season, any meeting between the two teams that have dominated the title scene in recent years is a huge affair.
Jurgen Klopp’s side may be going through a rough time, but beat Pep Guardiola’s men in October and have worked their way up in big games, beating Manchester United 7-0.
City have also shown some signs of fatigue, albeit not to the extent of Liverpool. The national champion is eight points behind Arsenal after a slightly more volatile season than in recent years.
Still, they went into the international break having scored seven goals past RB Leipzig before beating Burnley 6–0 in the FA Cup. That feels ominous and City are certainly capable of winning long streaks.
Date, start time and location
Manchester City vs Liverpool is scheduled for a kick-off at 12.30pm BST on Saturday 1st April 2023.
The Etihad stadium will host in Manchester.
Where can you watch Man City vs Liverpool?
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, broadcasting from 11.30am.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can watch the match via live stream via the BT Sport website or app.
Live blog: Follow all the action with Standard sports‘s special competition blog.
Man City vs Liverpool team news
A decision has yet to be made on Erling Haaland, with Guardiola confirming that the Norway international would need Friday’s training before a conclusion can be drawn.
Phil Foden will be in action for about two weeks following appendicitis surgery.
for Liverpool, Naby Keita is out, but Darwin Nunez is in. Thiago Alcantara and Joe Gomez are making good progress on their return.
However, the game comes too early for Luis Diaz, but Klopp confirmed the winger is in the “final stages” of his recovery.
Prediction Manchester City vs Liverpool
Liverpool have played some of the bigger games this season, but City looked to be in ominous form before the break. If Haaland plays, Klopp’s leaky defense certainly won’t have enough to stop him at the Etihad.
Manchester City wins 2-1.
Head-to-head (h2h) history and results
Manchester City wins: 59
Liverpool wins: 108
Manchester City vs Liverpool odds
Manchester City win: 8/13
Liverpool win: 4/1
Odds through Betfair and subject to change.