Liverpool v Man Utd Odds, Tips and Predictions
Standout of this weekend’s round of Premier League matches goes on at Anfield on Sunday afternoon as leaders Liverpool roll out the welcome mat for old rivals Manchester United. There’s no love lost between these sides and their fans and that should make for the usual fiery encounter we have come to expect over the years. Will Liverpool continue their march towards the title or can Man Utd dent their hopes and end as the first team to defeat The Reds this season?
It’ll be great fun finding out and we expect Anfield to be packed to the rafters by fans hoping to see a free-scoring and entertaining 90 minutes of football. Of you can’t make it along to the venue in person you can join the millions of football fans around the world watching the live TV coverage of this match. Sky Sports present to UK armchair fans from 16:30 GMT.
Major bookmakers give us the chance to spice up our viewing with a bet on the outcome. You can predict the winner and get your cash down or play one of more than 100 specials – maybe try football spread betting. Other specials include both teams to score, handicap, correct score, total goals and first goalscorer. Which is the market for you? Our team of sports betting writers offer their tips and predictions after running through the best odds available on each side.
Reds Have a 14 Points Gap
Liverpool hasn’t put a foot wrong so far this season and is comfortably clear in a Premier League title battle that is fast becoming a one-horse race. Critics said The Reds would fall off the pace and leave the back door open for a strong Man City to smash their way back into contention. That may still happen, of course, as there is still plenty of football to be played but if it is to happen and change the direction of the league trophy, it must happen in the very near future. Liverpool is showing no signs of slowing down, that’s for sure.
The home side prepares for this match with a record reading 20 wins and one draw from 22 starts. The club has a stunning 14 points cushion over Man City in second and boasts a game in hand over the current champions. Win that and the game will be up for the chasing pack. No team has ever thrown away such an advantage in this division and it would be a major shock if Jurgen Klopp’s side were the first to do it. They move closer to the prize with the passing of every game.
We last saw Liverpool secure an important and impressive win over Tottenham in London, a game many shrewd heads expected them to lose. Jose Mourinho would have loved to burst Liverpool’s bubble, but he was unable to derail the title charge, Liverpool securing a 20th win of the season and 1-0 victory over Spurs. Firmino scored the only goal of the game that day and it was enough to see the points head back to Anfield. A 21st season win has been priced as 4/9 favourite; market best price offered by Ladbrokes at the time of writing.
Man Utd Has Reason to be Confident
Man Utd is up against it when meeting the league leaders and all-conquering Liverpool at Anfield, but they have reason to be confident. The reason for that is Liverpool have dropped points just once this season when being held to a draw on the road. The team responsible for that was Man Utd, of course. That makes things even more interesting. Will we see repeat or revenge here? Will Man Utd go one better and secure the points?
The Red Devils make this trip with their recent form reading three wins and two defeats. The team is now fifth in the league with 34 points on the board. That tally leaves them five points behind Chelsea who is currently fourth and holding onto a Champions League finish. The visitors collected a win last time out, although five of the top six teams also banked three points, Leicester City being the odd one out. This is a competitive race behind the leaders.
We last saw Man Utd getting the better of lowly Norwich last Saturday. The scoreboard that day showed a comfortable 4-0 win for The Red Devils, the points achieved thanks to goals from a Rashford double, Martial and Greenwood. The away win is 13/2 with Betfair, a draw 15/4 at the same online betting firm.