Manchester City and Liverpool were the top goal scorers by a distance in the Premier League last season as they both scored over 100 goals.
The two teams have averaged four goals against each other in recent seasons and in last season's contests, eight goals were scored as City won the first match 2-1 and Liverpool won the second match 3-2.
Even in the pre-season tie the two teams had, City and Liverpool played out a 2-2 draw.
Today, both teams will be missing their respective talismans up front as Aguero is still being nursed after a taxing World Cup and Luis Suarez now plies his trade for Barcelona.
That might make a big difference in how the two teams are able to finish off the chances they create. Dzeko and Jovetic will be expected to start up front for City but it is speculative as to what impact they can make.
Dzeko has a suspect record against the Premier League big clubs and has an even more suspect record against mobile sides who are able to cut off his supply.
Jovetic has no such problems with mobility, though he himself is more of a link up player than an out-and-out goalscorer.
City's main threat should come from Yaya Toure but as last season's matches against Liverpool showed, the Reds tend to dominate the midfield battle due to their greater numbers.
If as expected Liverpool line up in a 4-3-3 against City's probable 4-4-2, the aforementioned trend should continue. Where City might find there best chance of scoring is from a set piece. Vincent Kompany exploited City's height advantage against Liverpool in City's 2-1 win last season.
Whilst Liverpool are expected to see more of the ball, with Suarez gone Daniel Sturridge is the only goalscorer Liverpool have left. In recent matches between the two sides, Liverpool's wingers have been the key to getting goals and much will be asked of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho.
Expect one of the two to be involved in any goal Liverpool score, though they will need to at their very best to help Liverpool win today.
Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool
* City to score from set piece
* Liverpool to score on counter attack
* Coutinho to assist