Man Utd vs Liverpool: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s inconsistent Manchester United face a tough test as their enduring rivals Liverpool head to Old Trafford this Sunday at 4.30pm.
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Manchester United’s season so far has unpredictable at best. Although the Red Devils have produced some scintillating displays in comfortable wins against the likes of Leeds United and Newcastle United, inconsistency continues to plague Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men as shown by last week’s defeat to Leicester City.
A stunning 3-2 comeback win over Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday night may have boosted confidence, but in truth the result papered over some serious cracks within another flawed performance from United. Anything less than a victory over old rivals Liverpool on Sunday may have some sections of the club’s fanbase questioning Solskjaer’s capability once again.
Liverpool are considered to be very much one of the title favourites this season and they appear to be in scintillating form at the moment, causing those title claims to gather some momentum. The Reds are yet to lose in their 12 games in all competitions so far this term and indeed they’ve won nine of those 12, being held to draws by Chelsea, Brentford and Manchester City.
Also successful in the Champions League in midweek with a 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid, Jurgen Klopp’s men appear to be capable of challenging on all fronts this season and with star man Mohamed Salah in the form of his life at the moment, they will be expecting to leave Old Trafford with all three points once again on Sunday afternoon.
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Match Stats
Goals are to be expected in this game. With both sides involved in five-goal thrillers in Europe in midweek, it’s also worth noting that the only team to manage more goals than Manchester United’s 16 in the Premier League thus far is indeed Liverpool, who have racked up 22. The last meeting between these sides saw six goals scored, we anticipate a minimum of four on Sunday.
Mohamed Salah has been running riot for Liverpool of late and his confidence is reflected in the fact that no player has taken more shots at goal than him in the Premier League this season with a total of 33. Bruno Fernandes ranks fifth with 26 and in what is likely to be an open game, we expect both of these attacking players to be in the shots at Old Trafford, so we like the Sky Bet price of 13/2 on the two players to have five or more shots on target between them.
13 May 2021 – Man Utd 2-4 Liverpool – Premier League
24 January 2021 – Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool – FA Cup
17 January 2021 – Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd – Premier League
19 January 2020 – Liverpool 2-0 Man Utd – Premier League
20 October 2019 – Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool – Premier League
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League meetings with their old enemy Manchester United, although it is worth noting that six of those 10 matches have ended level and the Red Devils did come out on top when the two teams met in the FA Cup last season.
The Merseysiders did win the last meeting between the clubs though as a Roberto Firmino brace helped them on their way to a 2-4 victory in May’s re-arranged clash.