Sunday 20 October: 4.30pm KO
Live on Sky Sports
Liverpool have won all eight of their Premier League games this season. They’d love to beat their rivals Manchester United and make it nine out of nine. United meanwhile would just prefer to win and move back into the top half of the table. Another loss might just mean curtains for their manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.
Manchester United have earned nine league points this season. That’s only one more than the current lead that Liverpool have over the rest of the Premier League. Rather than challenging for the title, United find themselves in 12th placed in the table (probably lower by the time this game begins) and two points above the bottom three.
They are 15 points behind the league leaders and the pressure is building on Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. There’s already talk of him losing the job he probably should never have been given anyway. If he hadn’t played for United, would he have even been considered? He’s 3/1 (4.0) at SkyBet to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club.
United’s last five league games have only produced five points. Their only two wins in the Premier League this season have come at home against Chelsea and Leicester City. Two good scalps so they can’t be totally written off for this game. You can get odds of 9/2 (5.5) at Betfred that they can beat Liverpool on Sunday. The mere fact United are that price to win a home game says a lot about their present predicament.
Confidence is low however and even if it is a game against Liverpool, they may well struggle. It’s important for United to get the first goal in this match. Failure to do so could lead to another defeat.
Liverpool can be backed at odds of 4/6 (1.66) at William Hill to win the Premier League this season. They struggled to get past Leicester City in their last game but are now eight points ahead of Manchester City. Liverpool have won their last 17 Premier League games. Over the same number of games, United have earned 17 points, a third of Liverpool’s total. 16 United goals in 17 games compared to 45 for the Reds. United have a lot of catching up to do.
When you start getting disputed penalties in second-half injury time, perhaps your name is already on the trophy. Liverpool should have won the league last season but for an incredible Manchester City performance. With Pep Guardiola’s team not quite so dominant this season, the title is firmly in the hands of Liverpool. A win at Old Trafford has odds of 4/6 (1.66) if your wager is placed with Unibet.
With only two goals conceded in four away games, Liverpool are looking strong on their travels. Only Manchester City and Chelsea have scored more away league goals but have conceded 14 goals between them. There’s lots to bet on in this game, why not go to the Betbull site where a slightly different betting experience awaits you.
Manchester United have only lost one of their last seven games against Liverpool. Of those seven, five have ended in draws. If you think another stalemate is on the way, Betfair will give you odds of 3/1 (4.0).
Paul Pogba will miss this game for Manchester United. Liverpool have Allison fit again and he may replace Adrian.
Seven of the last nine meetings have had under 2.5 goals scored in them. Liverpool are clearly in better form than their opponents who also have key players missing. A bet on Liverpool to win and under 2.5 goals in the game has odds of 16/5 (4.2) at Ladbrokes.