Liverpool v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th October 2017

United to deny Liverpool at Anfield

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Liverpool v Manchester United Betting Preview – Premier League 14th October 12.30pm

What makes this one so interesting is not only the high-profile nature of the clash but because this is the first time this season that Manchester United will have been tested against a top six side from last season. United have put together a good season so far having dropped only two points, but how will they stand up to the quick Liverpool attack? The Reds have home advantage and while inconsistencies have plagued them this season, they need a big performance to shift some momentum and maybe this is the game it happens in.

Liverpool v Manchester United Betting Tips

What a game to kick off the Premier League return with. Liverpool needs a big performance in this one to land a victory that could really spark their season into life. So far this season, their returns in the top flight have been a little disappointing with a W3 D3 L1 record having been posted by Jurgen Klopp’s men. They are unbeaten though at home in the Premier League with a W2 D1 record with wins over Crystal Palace and Arsenal, but their most recent home game saw them frustrated in a 1-1 draw with Burnley. Liverpool’s attack has either not been clinical enough on the day, or shoddy defending has let them down. Not everything has come together often enough for them. But they are a talented, positive squad and are favourites because they handled themselves well against the other top six last term. With each of the last five between these two having produced two goals or less, under 2.5 goals at bet365 looks a bit of value at even money.

Last Six Premier League Head to Head
Man Utd 1 – 1 Liverpool
Liverpool 0 – 0 Man Utd
Liverpool 0 – 1 Man Utd
Man Utd 3 – 1 Liverpool
Liverpool 1 – Man Utd 2
Man Utd 3 – 0 Liverpool

Liverpool vs Manchester United 2017 Infographic

The two fixtures between United and Liverpool in the top flight last season both ended in a draw. In the anytime goalscorer market, Liverpool’s shortest priced options are Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino at 6/4 while Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are at 13/8. Liverpool to win to nil is 7/2 at bet365 and that would be on the back of them having collected two clean sheets in three league home games this season and having blanked United in their last two home games against them (one Premier League, one Europa League). Both teams not to score in this fixture at bet365 returns a price of 6/5. Because of their patchy form, this suddenly becomes a high pressure game for Liverpool who start seven points back of the Red Devils in the league standings. Back in August, they caused a stir in destroying Arsenal at Anfield, can they do the same to the Red Devils? They have only gone W1 D4 L1 in all competitions in their last six games, so aren’t necessarily carrying great form so would need to raise their game.

Current League Form (most recent last)
Liverpool WWLDWD
Man Utd WWDWWW

Manchester United have had a solid and comfortable start to the season. They have only conceded two goals now in their last nine Premier League games stretching back to the end of the last term. They are ticking over in great form at the moment with them being on a six match winning streak going across all competitions. However, their fixture list so far has favoured them a lot and this will be the first time this season that they have faced any of the teams who are currently sitting inside of the top ten in the table. So they really haven’t been tested at all, so how will their defence stand up against a good attack? United have six clean sheets in their seven games and United to win t nil at bet365 is a 9/2 price. Out on the road, they have gone W2D1, the dropped points coming in a draw at Stoke.

When they went to St Mary’s in their last league away game they had a real test against Southampton and had to get out of Dodge with a 1-0 win. But Liverpool will threaten them a lot more than the Saints did. Romelu Lukaku, who has seven Premier League goals this season is the bet365 first goalscorer favourite at a price of 7/2. The Red Devils have suffered just the one loss in their last eight games across all competitions against Liverpool in a W4 D3 L1 record They are winless in their last four against them though in a D3 L1 record. The Red Devils have shown this season, especially late on in games, that they are a powerful side on the counter attack. Against a Liverpool side who like to throw men forward, that could work well in their favour. But there will be question marks over they handle their first real test of the league season.

Liverpool v Manchester United Betting Odds

Liverpool 8/5, Manchester United 13/8, Draw 12/5

Liverpool v Manchester United Predictions

Draw: There is no clear picture of how United’s defence will stand up to a stern test, while Liverpool haven’t been able to put a winning performance together for a while and remain vulnerable at the back. Therefore backing the recent trend of drawn matches between them should offer value.