The two Premier League games between Liverpool and Man City this season have finished one a piece – despite the aggregate score of 8-4 in favour of City.Whether that goal fest will continue at Anfield tonight in the first leg of a fascinating Champions League Quarter Final remains to be seen. In short, it’s a whole new ball game as it’s the first time the two sides have met on the European stage.Quarter Final first legs are traditionally cagey affairs but that didn’t really hold out last night with the first two legs producing six goals including the out of this universe strike by Ronaldo.You’d have to think Liverpool will need a DRAW, at worst, to continue their semi-final hopes and the fact they are the only side to have beaten the Premier League Champions elect must give them plenty of confidence on home soil.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: ”It is a big game against one of the best teams in Europe, if not the best team in Europe at the moment. We are not in the quarter-finals by coincidence.“Yes, we beat Manchester City a few months ago – we knew before the game it was possible. With our skills, we can cause them problems.“It is a big job to do. Manchester City are a special team. They deserve to be the champions of the Premier League. In football it is not about being the best, it is about being perfectly prepared for the next game. It is not about yesterday, it is about tonight.“It is clear City’s confidence is on an outstandingly high level, but we are in a good moment as well. They have a chance because they win wherever they go, but we can win football games as well.”Man City will again be without Sergio Aguero with his knee injury whilst Liverpool are without Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan in defence.Liverpool v Man CityUEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg19:45 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Jan 2018 PREMIER Liverpool 4-3 Man CitySep 2017 PREMIER Man City 5-0 LiverpoolMar 2017 PREMIER Man City 1-1 LiverpoolDec 2016 PREMIER Liverpool 1-0 Man CityMar 2016 PREMIER Liverpool 3-0 Man CityFeb 2016 CAPITAL ONE CUP Liverpool 1-1 Man CityNov 2015 PREMIER Man City 1-4 LiverpoolMar 2015 PREMIER Liverpool 2-1 Man CityAug 2014 PREMIER Man City 3-1 LiverpoolApr 2014 PREMIER Liverpool 3-2 Man CityAs expected there are a whole host of markets on the game on starsports.betFor me, man of the moment Mohammed Salah to score at anytime in the match makes appeal at 8/5 (he’s 5/1 on the special below to score first) and one first half goal at 17/10 is also a bet for me.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK SALAH TO SCORE ANYTIME 5 points at 8/5 with starsports.betBACK ONE FIRST HALF GOAL 5 points at 17/10 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 129.27 points
regions: Houston Rice Jones Graduate School Announces New Online MBA Program RelatedThe Best MBA Return on Investment in the Houston MetroOne of the top things an MBA looks for when choosing a business school is the return on investment. Return on investment, or ROI, is one of the most common profitability ratios, and an easy way to determine if an MBA is “worth” your time and money. We took a look…August 31, 2017In “Featured Home”Jones School Rises in Ranking of Top MBA ProgramsThe Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Business MBA program has ranked No. 25 of the best full-time MBA programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Over the last decade, Rice has seen a tremendous rise in ranking, increasing from below the top 40 to top 25…May 18, 2016In “Featured Region”Finding The 6 Most Affordable Houston MBA ProgramsThere are various investments a prospective MBA needs make when deciding to pursue an advanced degree, especially investments of time and money. When it comes to cash, some top-tier business schools ask for more than $60,000 in tuition, which automatically put them out of the question for lots of folks. Luckily,…June 12, 2017In “Featured Home” About the AuthorKelly Vo Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo Last Updated Jul 4, 2017 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Technology has transformed almost every aspect of our world, and that includes MBA programs. While just a few years ago, the only way to earn an MBA was to attend classes in person, that’s drastically changing, even at top-tier schools. For example, just last year five more schools were added to the annual Financial Times Online MBA Ranking. Even more telling, enrollment in online programs rose on average 7 percent for the 15 schools in the 2016 ranking.“Nearly everywhere you look, demand by students for online education has exceeded supply,” Matt Robb, managing director at Parthenon-EY—an education industry consultancy—told the Financial Times. “The question has never been whether there is a market but whether there is sufficient supply.”Now, the Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, in partnership with 2U Inc., is joining the online revolution. Starting in 2018, the school plans to launch a new online MBA program called MBA@Rice. MBA@RiceRice’s online MBA will be designed for working professionals who already have extensive experience in the corporate world. It will require MBA students and faculty to meet weekly in live, small-group online sessions. Students will also have access to pre-recorded interactive content as well as a few required on-campus and off-site experiences. These experiences will allow students to collaborate both online and in person, as needed, to further develop their leadership skills in a global and immersive context.“Rice Business’ top priority is to deliver distinctive degree programs and groundbreaking research to impact businesses worldwide,” Peter Rodriguez, dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business, relayed in a press release. “Offering these degree programs will increasingly involve leveraging digital education, and we demanded a partner of the highest caliber. Through the new relationship with 2U, we have found that partner. Now working professionals across the country will have the opportunity to experience the same Rice MBA program we offer to our on-campus students without the need to relocate. We’re thrilled to partner with 2U to develop and deliver such an academically rigorous online MBA program.”The MBA@Rice program still needs to be approved by the Rice Faculty Senate as well as Rice’s regional accrediting agency—the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges—but so far the program is on track. It already has strong approval from the Jones Graduate School of Business faculty as well as Rice University President David Leebron and Provost Marie Miranda.The school’s goal is to offer the same rigorous MBA education through MBA@Rice as it does in its on-campus programs, but in a way that fits the ever-changing business landscape. Students will be able to complete the 54-credit curriculum in as few as 24 months.“We’re excited that the Jones Graduate School of Business plans to offer Rice University’s first online blended degree program,” Leebron said in the release. “The Jones School faculty rightly insisted the highest standards be applied to this program, and we believe it will make an outstanding business education available to a larger number of talented students around the world.”About the Jones Graduate School MBA ProgramThe Rice Business on-campus MBA program is one of the largest in Houston and one of the leading programs in the nation. Last fall, it enrolled 655 students and was ranked eighth in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The Jones School was also ranked highly as a graduate school, tied with two other schools for the 29th place in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” ranking.The new MBA@Rice program will join the school’s three other MBA programs, which include the full-time Rice Business MBA, the Rice Business MBA for Executives, and the Rice Business MBA for Professionals. No matter the program that students choose, they will be taught the same core business fundamentals and specialized applied topics by the same nationally recognized team of professors.About 2U, Inc.2U is a digital education platform that partners with colleges and universities to provide a comprehensive fusion of technology, services, and data architecture. Its goal is to help programs transform their high-quality, on-campus experience into a digital version. “2U’s No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes,” explains 2U.com.