Manchester City: Hart, Boyata, Kolarov, Lescott, Kompany, De Jong, Toure, Silva, Johnson, Balotelli, Tevez.
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Liverpool are unbeaten at home since Kenny Dalglish took the reins at Anfield. Seven games have produced five wins and two draws since the Scot assumed caretaker charge.
A goal fest may be a tough ask as the sides are both deep in the bottom half of the average goals per game table. Liverpool sit 14th with an average of 2.58 goals per game whilst City sit in 16th, averaging 2.48 per game. Blackpool top the pile as league entertainers, averaging a whopping 3.48 goals per game.
Despite a slightly inferior goals-per-game average, City fans can draw comfort from the fact their side currently top the clean sheet table for this year’s Premier League. In 31 fixtures, Roberto Mancini’s men have shut out the opposition 14 times.
Joe Hart and Pepe Reina have both taken part in every one of their respective sides' 31 league fixtures this season.
In each of Manchester City’s last seven outings, the away side have failed to register a goal.
The Reds better the head-to-head form with 74 victories in 149 matches. City have only 38 victories but haven’t lost to their hosts since 2008.
Liverpool have a perfectly balanced form record in the ten Premier League games missed by crocked captain Steven Gerrard this term. Without their skipper, the 18-time league champions have won four, lost four and drawn two.
City have won nine penalties this season, more than any other Premier League side.
The Eastlands outfit have the worst disciplinary record in the league this season, amassing a whopping 64 yellow cards and five dismissals.
A City victory would produce a first league double over Liverpool in 74 years, the last league double coming when City beat the Reds 5-1 at home and 5-0 at Anfield in 1937.
August 23, 2010: Manchester City 3 - 0 Liverpool
A comfortable night’s work for city as they brushed Liverpool aside. Gareth Barry opened the scoring against the club who pursued him at length prior to his move to Manchester and Carlos Tevez added two more to leave Roy Hodgson with the taste of defeat for the first time as Anfield boss.
EA Sports have simulated Monday's forthcoming fixture on Fifa '11, and there's no doubt it proved to be a closely contested encounter on Merseyside. Click Play and check out the action, and be sure to leave your prediction in the comments area below...
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