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Another Klopp Defeat for Guardiola? | The Analyst Hat-Trick: Episode Seven

Last season, in this exact Premier League fixture, Manchester City ran out 4-1 winners over Liverpool – ending a run of 17 away leagues games without a win at Anfield. However, the Reds haven’t lost consecutive league games against the Citizens since a run of four between 1935 and 1937.

Add in that no manager has enjoyed more success against Pep Guardiola in all competitions than Jurgen Klopp and we are set for a belter of a Premier League match at Anfield on Sunday.

The Analyst Hat-Trick is here to help you look forward to this Premier League crunch match, with insights from our win probability model as well the results of the poll run on our Twitter account

PredictionLiverpool v Manchester CityCrystal Palace v LeicesterWolves v Newcastle
Opta Analyst CommunityLiverpool Win (47.1%)Crystal Palace Win (35.1%)Wolves Win (71.3%)
Win Probability Super ComputerManchester City Win (38.8%)Leicester Win (42.1%)Wolves Win (42.0%)
Ollie HopkinsManchester City WinLeicester WinWolves Win
Matt FurnissLiverpool WinDrawNewcastle Win
Kevin ChroustLiverpool WinDrawNewcastle Win
Jonny WhitmoreManchester City WinLeicester WinWolves Win
Duncan AlexanderDrawPalace WinNewcastle Win
Graham BellDrawLeicester WinDraw
Andy CooperDrawDrawWolves Win

Not only that we will also take a closer look at two other key matches in the Premier League this weekend. Leicester will be hoping to shake off their London blues when they make the trip to Crystal Palace. They’ve lost each of their three away games against London sides, as many as they had in their previous 14 trips to the capital.

Whilst Wolves and Newcastle will be hoping to keep their incredible record of having played 12 Premier League games with both teams scoring in going. The last five games between the sides have ended in 1-1 draws.

Here’s how our Analyst contributors have fared in their predictions this season, alongside those in our Opta Analyst community and the super computer.

   
GameWeek6Season Percentage
Matt Furniss0 of 344.4%
Opta Analyst Community1 of 344.4%
Qwinn Model1 of 344.4%
Jonny Whitmore40.0%
Andy Cooper0 of 338.8%
Graham Bell2 of 338.8%
Kevin Chroust1 of 333.3%
Duncan Alexander2 of 333.3%
Ollie Hopkins0 of 327.7%
Jon Manuel1 of 325.0%