Manchester City are likely to need a perfect end of season run-in if the defending Premier League champions want to catch leaders Arsenal, and they return action against rivals Liverpool this weekend.
These two sides have built up a real sense of animosity in recent seasons, as they have battled it out for the Premier League title, with Arsenal replacing Jurgen Klopp’s team in 2022/23.
Pep Guardiola is still in the running for a potential treble this season, but the former Barcelona boss faces a crucial run of games in April, as he looks to fight across multiple fronts.
Here’s all the key information on the match, including kickoff time, live streaming and TV channels, lineups, and betting odds.
What time is Man City vs Liverpool kick off?
This Premier League match kicks off at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, April 1 at 12:30 p.m. local time.
Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Sat, Apr. 1||08:30 EDT|
|Canada||Sat, Apr. 1||08:30 EDT|
|UK||Sat, Apr. 1||12:30 GMT|
|Australia||Sat, Apr. 1||22:30 AEDT|
|India||Sat, Apr. 1||18:00 IST|
|Hong Kong||Sat, Apr. 1||20:30 HKT|
|Malaysia||Sat, Apr. 1||20:30 MYT|
|Singapore||Sat, Apr. 1||20:30 SGT|
|New Zealand||Sun, Apr. 2||01:30 NZDT|
Man City vs Liverpool live stream, TV channel
Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:
|UK||BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate||BT Sport app/site|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport Premier League||Sky Sport NOW|
|India||Star Sports Select 2||Jio TV, Hotstar VIP|
|Hong Kong||Now Premier League TV (Ch.620),
Now Premier League 1 (Ch.621)
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport 3||
Astro GO, sooka
|Singapore||221 Hub Premier 1,
222 Hub Premier 2
UK: This match will be broadcast live in the UK via BT Sports’ TV and streaming services.
USA: This match will be televised on the Peacock Network.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via fuboTV in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.
Man City vs Liverpool lineups
Star striker Erling Haaland looks increasingly likely to miss this tie after being forced to withdraw from the Norway squad last week due to a groin injury.
City have been working on his recovery, but after sitting out their first training session since the international break, the signs do not look positive, with Phil Foden already out after undergoing appendix surgery.
Man City starting XI (4-2-3-1): Ederson (GK) — Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake — Gundogan, Rodri — Mahrez, De Bruyne, Silva — Alvarez
Man City subs: Ortega (GK), Gomez, Lewis, Akanji, Laporte, Phillips, Grealish, Palmer, Perrone
Spanish international Thiago Alcantara is expected to return for Klopp, after a month out injured, with Stefan Bajcetic now ruled out for the season.
Darwin Nunez should be ready in time to start with the fit again Luis Diaz set to feature on the bench.
Liverpool starting XI (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Robertson — Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago — Salah, Nunez, Jota
Liverpool subs: Kelleher (GK), Matip, Gomez, Phillips, Elliott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Diaz, Gakpo
Man City vs Liverpool prediction, odds
Despite finding themselves outside of the Premier League title race this season, Liverpool are still pushing for a top-four spot, and they picked up an impressive late 1-0 Anfield win over City back in October.
However, Klopp’s charges continue to blow hot and cold in 2023, and with City winning their last six in all competitions, the hosts will be confident of edging out a vital victory.
Prediction: Man City to win 2-1
|Man City win||-172||4/7||1.60||1.52||1.58|
|Over/Under 2.5 goals||-167 / +120||8/13, 6/5||1.62 / 2.30||1.60, 2.26||1.65, 2.24|
|Both teams to score Y/N||-147 / +105||4/6, 11/10||1.62 / 2.15||1.61, 2.04||1.68, 2.10|