With just a few days remaining for the start of fresh season 2019/20, the two Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester City are going head-to-head in the 2019 FA Community Shield. The Champions League winner Reds will look to avenge the Premier League Champions on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London.
FA Community Shield: Liverpool vs Manchester City
- Date: 4th August, Sunday.
- Time: 10 a.m. ET, 7:45 pm Nepali Time.
- Location: Wembley Stadium, London
- TV channel: BT Sport 1
- Streaming: ESPN+
- Odds: Liverpool +275 | Man. City -110 | Draw +260
- Referee: Martin Atkinson
The match between Manchester City and Liverpool will kick off at 10 a.m. ET.
These two sides were at their best in both, the Premier League as well as in UEFA Champions League. Manchester City outcasted Liverpool in the Premier League whereas, Liverpool ditched Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final. Therefore, there will be a feeling of revenge for both the teams.
Liverpool had won the Shields 15 times, which is the second-highest just behind Manchester United who had won 21 times. However, Manchester City had 5 in their name with the latest coming in their name following last year’s 2-0 win over Chelsea.
This will be the 214th encounter between these two sides and Liverpool looked superior, looking at the history with 104 wins compared to 55 wins of City.
Liverpool will be without Sadio Mane as he is yet to join the squad following his presence in Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal. He is expected to join the team on Monday. However, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will be available for the selection, though both of them were busy in summer with their national sides.
Similarly, looking at the City’s squad, it depends on Pep Guardiola whether Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, and Nicolas Otamendi will be included in the starting XI or not as they returned to training this week. Similarly, Ederson, Fernandinho, as well as Riyad Mahrez were given extended break following their international duties.
Benjamin Mendy is yet to fully recover while Aymeric Laporte is ruled out due to the injury he sustained during training.
The match between Liverpool and Manchester City will be live on BT Sport 1 FROM Wembly with coverage starting from 10 a.m.
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Probable Liverpool starting XI: Alisson, Trent, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Origi, Salah, Firmino.
Probable Man City starting XI: Bravo; Walker, Stones, Garcia, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva; Bernardo, Sterling, Sane.
With Liverpool looking all set with most of their regular players, the match could go on their way. So, the prediction is 3-1 for Liverpool.