Sunday 19 January: 4.30pm KO
Live on Sky Sports
Manchester United are the only team to have been able to take a point off Liverpool this seaspn. Can the side fifth in the Premier League go one better and end the unbeaten run of the league leaders?
Liverpool start the weekend 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Any fans not sure of them winning the title can at least be relieved by the fact they have a game in hand. They would have a 100% record but for only drawing at Manchester United earlier in the season.
Now they aim to ensure that United don’t take their perfect home league record. You can get odds of 4/11 (1.36) at Unibet that they can beat United on Sunday. They will also be aiming to continue their impressive defensive record.
It’s not all about scoring goals at Liverpool as they have won six league games in a row without conceding. A clean sheet in this match has odds of 1/1 (2.0) at Betfair as Liverpool aim to win a 13th straight league game since that draw at Old Trafford.
Manchester United are fifth in the table and the same number of points behind the final Champions League place. It’s 3/1 (4.0) at Betway at that they can finish in the top four this season. To do that though, they need to find some more consistency.
Only twice this season have United managed to win successive league games. They beat Norwich City 4-0 last week but you can get 15/2 (8.5) at BetVictor on them winning this game on Sunday.
If they do win, it will be only their fourth away victory of the season. They have already lost five away league games and if Watford and Newcastle can beat them at home, then surely Liverpool will.
Liverpool have only lost one of their last nine games against Manchester United. Six of those matches have ended in a draw and the odds of that happening on Sunday are 17/4 (5.25) at Sportingbet.
Manchester United will be hoping that Marcus Rashford will be fit for this match. If he does play, the odds on him scoring at Anfield are 2/1 (3.0) if your bet is placed with Ladbrokes.
It’s hard to look past a Liverpool win here. They have turned Anfield into a fortress with 18 league wins in a row. United haven’t been at their best on their travels this season and a bet on Liverpool to win and be leading at both half and full time has odds of 1/1 (2.0) at Paddy Power. That’s a bet that has come up in all but one of Liverpool’s home league games this season.