man utd v liverpool

Two of English football’s biggest adversaries meet on Sunday afternoon, as Premier League leaders, Liverpool, welcome bitter rivals, Manchester United to Anfield for what is sure to be a compelling encounter.     

Match tips:

Liverpool to win 3-0 is 8/1 with 888sport

Get Mo Salah to score 2 goals or more @ 4/1 with Novibet

Over 3.5 goals is 9/5 with 888sport

Liverpool to win to nil and Sadio Mane and Mo Salah both to score is 10/1 with novibet

 

 

Here we preview the game and offer the best live betting tips.

 

Liverpool currently have a fourteen-point lead at the top of the Premier League, which could have been cut by the time this game kicks off as Manchester City play on Saturday. The Reds remain unbeaten after 21 games, with 20 wins and just one draw, which came at Old Trafford against United earlier in the season.

 

Their recent record in the EPL is quite staggering. Liverpool are now unbeaten in 38 league matches, a run that stretches back to January 2019, and they can boast an unbeaten home record in the EPL of 51 games, winning their last 18 in a row. As well as averaging over 2.3 goals per game, they have only conceded 14 times in their 21 EPL games this season and have kept six clean sheets in their last six fixtures.    

 

 

Manchester United’s 4-0 win against Norwich City last weekend saw them move up to fifth place in the Premier League, just five points off the top four. They have now won three of their last four league games, but they have only won three of their 11 away games in the EPL this campaign. One of United’s best results came at Manchester City at the beginning of December, so they have shown they can raise their game away from home against their rivals.

 

However, Marcus Rashford, their in-form top goal scorer, was risked in midweek against Wolves in the FA Cup and picked up an injury that is likely going to keep him out of the trip to Anfield.  

 

 

Head-to-head

    

Manchester United have not won at Liverpool since 2016, when a late Wayne Rooney goal secured the points for the visiting Red Devils. In the four games at Anfield since then, there have been two draws and two Liverpool wins, with United only scoring once. That goal came in a 3-1 win for Liverpool last season, when Sadio Mane and a Xherdan Shaqiri brace cancelled out Jesse Lingard’s equaliser.

 

When the sides met earlier this season, United became the only team to take points off Liverpool in the Premier League with the game finishing in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford gave the hosts a first half lead, but Adam Lallana scored to level the game with just five minutes remaining to preserve the visitors unbeaten run.      

 

 

Stats

 

Liverpool can boast a perfect home record of 11 straight wins so far this season, which has also seen them lead at half-time in every game but one.

 

Manchester United have kept just one clean sheet away from home this season.

 

Manchester United are winless in all six league games in which they have conceded first, a record which has not been helped by averaging just 1.09 goals per away game this campaign. They also have the worst record in the EPL this season for conceding goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half away from home.

 

Mo Salah has scored a first half opening goal in two of Liverpool’s last three EPL home games. However, despite scoring against 22 of the 25 Premier League sides he has faced in a Liverpool shirt, he has never scored against Manchester United.

 

Both sides have scored in over 72% of the games played in the EPL at Anfield.

 

 

Verdict

 

This was always going to be a difficult task for United, but the potential loss of Marcus Rashford makes it much harder. Liverpool have been described as being the best team in the world at the moment and have their huge lead in the Premier League, the World Club Championship and European Cup in their possession to back this up.

 

 

At home they are almost invincible, and they should secure another maximum points. However, derby games, especially against United, are never easy, as was proved at Old Trafford. We see the visitors coming to defend and Liverpool might have to be patient to break them down, but once they do, they could run away to a comfortable win, possibly to nil. Can Mo Salah get his first goal against the Red Devils?

 

Liverpool to win 3-0 is 8/1 with 888sport

Get Mo Salah to score 2 goals or more @ 4/1 with Novibet

Over 3.5 goals is 9/5 with 888sport

Liverpool to win to nil and Sadio Mane and Mo Salah both to score is 10/1 with novibet