Liverpool v Man Utd Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 16/12/18
Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Liverpool v Manchester United and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s 16:00pm kick off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Liverpool v Manchester United Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 16/12/18
- Time: 16:00
- Venue: Anfield
- Channel: Sky Sports Premier League
Manchester United come into this after defeat to Valencia in the Champions League mid-week and face off against unbeaten Liverpool, who are going through their best period in a generation. However, with United 16 points from the leaders in the league is significant and time is ticking faster for the United gaffer.
In what is one of the most watched fixtures around the globe, Liverpool are a short 4/7 to continue their winning run with United at a BIG 5/1. You would have to think both teams are going in different directions here. However, this fixture has landed up goalless in the past two seasons at Anfield and you just know Jose Mourinho will set up the game to go this way again.
Liverpool are on a high after capturing qualification in the Champions League midweek and are certainly looking good to conquer united third time lucky at home after two successive draws in the home fixture.
Liverpool won their crucial Champions League group game in midweek but it came at a cost. Joel Matip is now out for six weeks and Trent Alexander-Arnold is a huge doubt for Sunday.
Nathaniel Clyne is also an injury concern for Liverpool, which may see James Milner start at right-back for the second league game in a row.
Naby Keita and Fabinho did not start against Napoli but only the former may come into consideration for a starting berth against Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho rested a number of first team players in midweek’s trip to Valencia and will restore most of them here.
The Manchester United manager confirmed after the 2-1 defeat to Valencia that Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young, who all came off the bench on Wednesday, will start at Anfield.
Paul Pogba audition for a starting berth against Liverpool didn’t go exactly to plan and it remains to be seen whether Mourinho will pick him to start at Anfield. Romelu Lukaku’s place in the team is not certain, though that may depend on Anthony Martial’s availability.
Diogo Dalot certainly deserves to start ahead of Antonio Valencia at right-back, but Mourinho may opt for Ashley Young if Luke Shaw is fit enough to start on the opposite flank.
Chris Smalling is also carrying a knock but is expected to be fit in time to start against Liverpool. Phil Jones or Eric Bailly will partner him at the back with Victor Lindelof still side-lined.
Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Milner, Lovren, Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino and Salah
Potential Manchester United Starting XI: Gea, Young, Bailly, Jones, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Fellaini, Lingard, Lukaku and Rashford
Head To Head
- Liverpool 1-4-1 (Last six)
Key Stats & Facts
- Liverpool are undefeated in their last 28 home league matches.
- Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in 11 of their last 12 home league matches.
- There have been three or more goals in Manchester United’s last six away league games.
- Manchester United have at least two goals in their last three league games.
- Liverpool – 6/10 Betfair
- Draw – 33/10 BetVictor
- Manchester United – 111/20 Marathonbet
The style of quality of both sides is evident, with Liverpool increasingly attacking style separates the sides. Liverpool haven’t won a Premier League game at home to United since September 2013 but it’s hard to look beyond a Liverpool win on Sunday. Klopp’s side are superior in almost every department and should really have a field day up against United’s leaky defence.
Although Manchester United have been scoring, they have not been that convincing, making backers of particular markets a little uneasy.
With Liverpool’s form and growing confidence, they have enough to take the three points. However, at 6/10 does question mark whether they are too short. However, Liverpool have won by at least one goal in six from seven home games and are a smidgen under evens to win by more than one goal on the Asian Handicap. With the -1 this triggers a stake refund if Liverpool win by exactly a goal, with a loss or a draw against us.
With Manchester United’s leaky defence, United have conceded in all but one this season away from home. If Liverpool were to fail to win this, Klopp would see this as a disappointing result, but think they are able to turn over Jose’s less than enthusiastic visiting side.