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EA Sports Player Performance Index : Liverpool Vs Man City
Friday, 27th Feb 2015 19:38

Liverpool come into this fixture hoping for a repeat of last season’s epic encounter, which saw them prevail 3-2. Liverpool are the league’s form team at the moment, having remained unbeaten in their last 10 matches, winning seven of those games. Liverpool will hope to keep up the good form with a third consecutive win, which could take them into the top four.

Liverpool will be hoping that they can keep their sixth clean sheet in seven Premier League matches, and will be looking for Martin Skrtel to lead the defensive line. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that he was won an impressive 81.3% of his 32 tackles this season, also racking up 238 clearances, 41 interceptions and a further 30 blocks. He will have to be at his imperious best to keep out an in-form Manchester City front line.

In the middle of the park, Liverpool will hope that their skipper Steven Gerrard can deliver on the big stage once more. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index tells us that he still possesses the necessary assets on top of his six goals this season, having won 41 tackles with a win percentage of 65.1%. On the ball, he is still extremely efficient; having completed 85.4% of his 1166 passes this term. He will look to win the battle of the engine rooms this weekend to give Liverpool a stronghold in the match.

Liverpool will be hoping that youngster Raheem Sterling can deliver the goods for them up top. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index reveals that he is just as likely to score as he is to turn provider, having notched up six goals and assists a piece. Sterling has completed a squad best 75 dribbles this season, and has hit a squad best top speed of 35.04km/h. These in conjunction will make him a major

threat to the blue half of Manchester, and he is 5/2 to score anytime with 888sport.com.

Man City will be hoping to come away with all three points this weekend to help them keep breathing down the league leader’s neck. City closed the gap to five points with an impressive win and a third win on the bounce could put them just two points behind Chelsea.

City will be looking for a big performance from their ever-impressive shot stopper Joe Hart this weekend. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index reveals that the England international keeper has already racked up 48 saves this season, at an average of 2.09 saves per goal conceded. He will be looking for back-to-back clean sheets to help City travel home with all three points.

City will be hoping for a repeat performance of last weekend’s impressive 5-0 demolition of Newcastle, and in particular, a repeat of David Silva’s dominant display. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index tells us that the Spanish midfield wizard scored with both of his two attempts on goal, also grabbing an assist. Silva finished the match with a 90% pass completion rate; completing 45 of his 50 passes. Liverpool will need to get close to Silva early on, or his vision and composure will help City to control proceedings.

Up top, Sergio Aguero continues to do what he does best, and that is scoring goals; lots of them. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index can reveal that his 15 goals this season have come at an average of just 93.3 minutes. In case that wasn’t enough of a threat, he also has the ability to turn provider, having racked up a squad best six assists as well. His pace will pose a major threat to Liverpool this weekend, having hit a top speed of 34.66km/h this campaign. He is 7/6 to score anytime with 888sport.com.

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