Manchester City v Liverpool: 10 Vital Statistics

10. Liverpool outscore Manchester City 114-113 from their 77 previous top-flight meeting, of which both teams boast 28 wins with 21 draws. Liverpool are 18.00 to edge this game 1-0.

9. There has not been an away win in the last 13 Premier League games between City and Liverpool, since the Reds’ 3-2 triumph in Manchester in October 2008. Liverpool are 5.50 to win.

8. City have scored at least two goals in each of their last five top-flight home games against Liverpool and are 2.55 to net in both halves.

7. However, a goal for Liverpool on Saturday would see City concede in five consecutive Premier League home games for the first time since 2009. City are 2.80 to let in the opener.

6. If Liverpool fail to score they will equal their lowest goals tally (13 in 2010/11) set after 13 games in a Premier League season. City are 2.80 to win with a clean sheet.

5. James Milner scored 13 goals in 147 league appearances for City. The Liverpool vice-captain already boasts one strike for his new club, and six yellow cards, and is 8.50 to net at any time.

4. Philippe Coutinho scored the winner when Liverpool beat City 2-1 the last time they met, at Anfield last season. The Brazilian boasts three goals in two games this autumn and is 4.80 to bag another.

3. Combined, there were just three shots on target during City’s 0-0 draw at Aston Villa before the international break, while Liverpool’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace produced eight. Another 0-0 is available at 12.50.

2. City (18.4) average 3.1 more shots per game than Liverpool in the Premier League, sitting joint-top with Arsenal for efforts. They are 6.75 to net +3.5 goals on Saturday.

1. Liverpool join West Brom and Sunderland in picking up more yellow cards (26) than any team in the top flight bar Tottenham (27). Defender Martin Skrtel is 3.75 to get booked.