Man Utd v Liverpool Betting Preview | Saturday 10th March
In our Man Utd Liverpool betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for this weekend’s Premier League battle.
Man Utd v Liverpool Betting Preview
Venue: Old Trafford
Channel: Sky Sports Main Event
It might not have lived up to expectations in recent meetings but this game is still one of the biggest in world football and both sides will be fancying their chances of taking all three points.
The bookies cannot seem to call this one and fans and pundits a like are struggling to call a winner. There have been four consecutive draws between these two sides in their most recent games and 5/2 for the same outcome looks the most likely outcome.
However, value seems to be fading on United to win with 37/19 the best priced bet available for them at home. Liverpool are at 9/5 best price and they look like the most popular bet for this game and odds have been shortening on them all week.
On paper, both sides come into the game in good form. United have won six of their last eight games and Liverpool have won eight of their last 10. United have won 12 of their last 15 home games, whilst Liverpool have scored at least two goals in 11 of their last 12 Premier League games.
United looked shaky defensively against Palace and will need to be better if they are to keep out this Liverpool side, who are playing their best football under Jurgen Klopp. The away side have lost just three games all season and are undefeated against United in their last five games. Four of those games are draws and there has been under 2.5 goals in all five of those games.
Liverpool seemed to have strengthened defensively of late, keeping three clean sheets in their last five games. Having said this, against top six teams away from home, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in seven of their eight games. Jose Mourinho has been criticised for his approach in big games but against Chelsea and Palace they have shown they can be dangerous in an attacking sense and should be confident of breaching the Liverpool defence.
Liverpool travel to Old Trafford with just two wins there since 2009 and can expect Mourinho to have a very specific game plan. United may have been conservative in recent years but do not be surprised to see United to go for this one a bit more given they are at home. Sure is set to be a very intriguing game whatever happens.
Victor Lindelof in particular looked vulnerable against Crystal Palace and is expected to be replaced by fit again Eric Bailly, who has been out since November.
Marouane Fellaini is also available to play again after a month out with injury. He could be a good option off the bench for United as he usually has good games against Liverpool.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is confident that the trio of Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Andrew Robertson will be fit to feature after missing the Champions League tie against Porto on Tuesday.
Potential Man United Starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young; McTominay, Matic, Pogba; Mata, Lukaku, Sanchez
Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Can; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Head To Head
Man Utd have lost just one of the last eight Premier League games between the two, drawing three and winning four.
Stats & Facts
- There have been under 2.5 goals in this fixture in the last six games across all competitions.
- Liverpool have been winning at half-time/full-time in their last three Premier League games.
- United have scored at least two goals in their last three Premier League home games.
United – 37/19 Draw – 5/2 Liverpool – 9/5
- BTTS – 4/6
- Under 2.5 goals – 9/10
- Liverpool win, BTTS – 4/1