Man Utd Vs Liverpool Betting Tip: Second Half Highest Scoring – 2 May 2021

Old Trafford showdown could be a slow burner

ManU / Allianz Stadium ©IMAGO / ZUMA Wire 18.02.2021

England Manchester United Vs Liverpool England

Sunday 2nd May 2021 – 16:30 (Sky Sports)
English Premier League
Pick: Highest Scoring Half – Second Half
Odds: 21/20
Bookmaker: BetFred
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 30th April 2021)

Preview: In what is a must-win game for the visitors, three points at Old Trafford for Liverpool would boost their claims of finishing in the top-four whilst simultaneously ensuring another seasons with a Premier League title for fierce rivals Manchester United.

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Manchester United – Red Devils cannot stop the inevitable?

It has been a valiant effort from Man Utd (W19 D10 L4) in trying to chase down an irrepressible Man City, a team well on their way to becoming European champions later this month. However, an eighth successive season without a league title looks increasingly likely following last week’s goalless draw with Leeds that left the 19-time English champions ten points adrift of the Premier League summit.

Should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men lose at Old Trafford on Sunday, Man City will be confirmed as champions should they also beat Crystal Palace. The Red Devils have only been beaten once in previous fifteen competitive home games against Liverpool, though, and did secure progress at this ground in the FA Cup earlier in the season at the expense of their great rivals after a Bruno Fernandes-inspired 3-2 victory.

However, in the league, United have only managed one win across their last nine meetings with Sunday’s opponents (D6 L2). Furthermore, they have struggled to get the better of the league’s elite at Old Trafford this season, with two wins from seven at home to sides currently in the top half of the table. This despite wins in each of the last four league games here, versus Brighton, Burnley, Newcastle and West Ham.


Draw/Liverpool (HT/FT)



Liverpool – Faltering Reds will appreciate being back on the road?

Qualifying for the Champions League could now depend on Liverpool (W15 D9 L9) winning at Old Trafford in the league for the first time since 2014. This is because the Reds fell four points behind fourth place Chelsea, who could even extend that gap when they face struggling Fulham at home on Saturday, after dropping four points courtesy of late goals conceded in recent draws with Leeds and Newcastle.

Jurgen Klopp said he was outraged about his team’s performance last time. Their failure to capitalise on a dominant first-half in which they created an abundance of scoring chances was one thing, but how they wilted in the later stages was alarming and makes a mockery of the ‘mentality monsters’ moniker from the past two seasons. Liverpool have now dropped 15 points from winning positions, their most since 2016-17.

Despite the recent frustrations, it is easy to forget – largely because back-to-back draws with Leeds and Newcastle felt like defeats – how this team has put together a five-game unbeaten run (W3 D2). The Reds have also preferred being on the road lately, registering maximum points in five of their last seven away league games (D1 L1) having won at the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham in 2021.

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Manchester United Vs Liverpool Betting Advice

The Premier League title is beyond them yet their place within the top-four is secured. Therefore, the only factor imploring Solksjaer to name a strong side on Sunday is the notorious rivalry between the clubs. With this fixture falling between two legs of a European final. Should there be changes, it would hinder the host’s chances of claiming a first win of the season at home to a traditional ‘Big Six’ side.


Manchester United Vs Liverpool – Key Facts:

  • Having won their previous four league games at Old Trafford, Man Utd could record five consecutive wins in Premier League home games for the first time since March 2018.
  • However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have not beaten any of the traditional ‘Big Six’ at home in the league this season (D2 L2).
  • Liverpool‘s struggles at home are well documented, however, away from Anfield it is five wins from the last seven Premier League away games (D1 L1).


Three points are a must for Liverpool in their pursuit of the top-four. Five wins in their last seven away league games certainly bodes well. Neither team, however, is renowned for their ability to start quickly. United have scored all of their last ten league goals in the opening period, while 14 of the last 15 scored by Liverpool came after the break. So expect a tense affair to liven up considerably in the second-half.

Best Betting Odds – Manchester United Vs Liverpool

Manchester United – 2/1 (Unibet)
Draw – 13/5 (Boylesports)
Liverpool – 7/5 (PaddyPower)