RANKED 2 Latest Football News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 BEST OF Eddie Nketiah starts up front for the Gunners Arsenal XI: Cech; Lichtsteiner, Koscielny, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Elneny, Ramsey; Maitland-Niles, Willock, Iwobi; Nketiah.Subs: Martinez, Jenkinson, Medley, Torreira, Guendouzi, Saka, Lacazette. There is a start for Joe Willock MONEY Confirmed team newsArsenal’s injury crisis continues, with Mesut Ozil, Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi and Konstantino Mavropanos all missing.Premier League top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is rested, while Alexandre Lacazette starts on the bench in a heavily-rotated Gunners team. huge blow Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Arsenal begin their FA Cup campaign with a trip to Blackpool on Saturday evening.The Gunners have enjoyed great success in the competition in recent years, claiming the trophy on three of the last five occasions. REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice And they will know all about their opponents from an earlier meeting in the Carabao Cup this season, where a spirited Blackpool side lost 2-1 at the Emirates.You can listen to the action LIVE on talkSPORT from 5.30pm.
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