Odds on Liverpool to beat Manchester United 2017-10-1410th October 2017 / lee
Saturday lunchtime sees Manchester United heading across the country to face Liverpool on Merseyside. This is one of the biggest games of the Premier League season and for the Red Devils, it will be the first real test of their defence in the top flight this season. United are defending their unbeaten record in the top flight this season, while Liverpool will see a win in this one as a catalyst to start putting some winning momentum back together. Who will come out on top in the big Premier League showdown?
Liverpool v Manchester United Betting Odds
Liverpool 8/5, Manchester United 13/8, Draw 12/5
The Premier League returns in some style as Liverpool play host to Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime. With a trip to Spurs coming up after this, the Reds will be feeling the pressure to put a win on the board in this game. It has not been the most profitable season for Jurgen Klopp’s men so far in the top flight, having dropped nine points from their seven games already in some frustrating results. Their record stands at W3 D3 L1 for the term but they have posted a positive W2 D1 record at home, the dropped points there coming in a 1-1 draw with Burnley.
Liverpool have a great attack, but there have been times this season when it just hasn’t been clinical enough. Their defence has had some really poor moments as well this term and really aside from their big 4-0 home win over Arsenal, it hasn’t all come together for them yet this term. But they remain a positive-minded attacking side and last season they performed extremely well against the other teams inside of the top six. They need a big performance in this one to try and get themselves some momentum going again. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 has appeal, as each of the last five between these in all competition have gone under the goal line.
Last Six Premier League Head to Head
Man Utd 1 – 1 Liverpool
Liverpool 0 – 0 Man Utd
Liverpool 0 – 1 Man Utd
Man Utd 3 – 1 Liverpool
Liverpool 1 – Man Utd 2
Man Utd 3 – 0 Liverpool
There were two draws between these English giants last season. Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino are at 6/4 in the bet365 anytime goalscorer market, while Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are at 13/8. The Reds have actually shut out United in their last two home games against them (across all competitions) and they have conceded in just one of their three home games this term. Liverpool to win to nil is 7/2 at bet365. Both teams not to score in this fixture at bet365 returns a price of 6/5. Liverpool go into this game seven points adrift of the Red Devils already so really need something to close that gap a little big. In their big home game, they did tear Arsenal apart and that is the kind of form that they need to replicate in this one. Their current form across all competitions only reads W1 D4 L1 so they aren’t running too hot.
Current League Form (most recent last)
Man Utd WWDWWW
The Red Devils have been on cruise control this season with only two dropped pins in their seven games so far. That came in a surprising 2-2 draw at Stoke. Away from home, they have gone W2 D1 then, and they have put together a six match winning streak in all competitions for their current form. But realistically the fixture list at the start of the season has been very kind to them and this will be their first league game this season against a side who are currently sitting in the top half of the table. So their credentials really have not been tested all that much along the way. How will their defence fare against one of the better attacks in the league? United have six clean sheets in their seven games and United to win to nil at bet365 is a 9/2 price.
They did have a bit of a struggle in a 1-0 win at St Mary’s against Southampton in their last away game and Liverpool will offer a lot more going forward than the Saints did. Romelu Lukaku, who has seven Premier League goals this season is the bet365 first goalscorer favourite at a price of 7/2. United are in pretty good shape in the head to head against Liverpool with a W 4 D3 L1 record against the Reds in all options, but they have failed to win any of their last four against them in a D3 L1 record. United have looked clinical on the counter attack, especially late on in games and they will find gaps in the Liverpool back line. But overall, how will they handle their first real test of this new Premier League season?
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