Man Utd v Liverpool
Preview by DAVE ANDERSON, 20/10/2019.
Our football betting preview for this week looks at the Premier League clash kicking-off at 4:30pm on Sunday when Man Utd take on Liverpool in the North West derby at Old Trafford.
Man Utd v Liverpool: Best Odds
Check out the best odds that British Bookmakers offer for a Man Utd win (H), a win for Liverpool (A), or a draw (D) below. Use the ALL ODDS tab to compare bookmakers odds.
NB: Man Utd v Liverpool odds correct at 01:44 on 20/10/2019 and are subject to change.
Man Utd v Liverpool: Betting Offers
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Man Utd v Liverpool: Match Preview
After a break for the latest round of qualifiers for next years Euro 2020, the Premier League returns to our screens this weekend with some key matches set to take place.
The season's already delivered some major upsets and unexpected results, and Sunday’s North West derby, could bring even more shockwaves to this seasons competition.
British Bookmakers offer Liverpool as firm favourites to win Sunday's clash, a result that would mean Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men would have only won twice in 9 Premier League fixtures.
Man Utd v Liverpool matches are always eagerly anticipated fixtures, and with Liverpool in stunning form and Man Utd majorly struggling, there’s a lot riding on this match!
Liverpool remain unbeaten in the competition, having already steamed ahead with an 8 point lead over 2nd place Man City, and a victory would put them in a fantastic position this early.
On the other hand, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man Utd have only won 2 matches so far this season and really need a home win to put more points on the table.
Although they’ve traditionally had more success when these sides meet, Man Utd have only won 1 of the last 6 fixtures – the same as Liverpool, while the other 4 have ended in draws.
In the lead up to Sunday's Man Utd v Liverpool, we've taken a look at both teams current form, and also checked out if any key players will be missing from either sides line-up.
Man Utd: Team News
Man Utd are having an absolute shocker of a season, having dropped to 12th place in the table.
They've only won 2 Premier League matches out of the 8 they’ve played, and with only 9 points on the board, they really need to turn things around if they want to challenge for the top 4.
A loss to Newcastle in their last outing, came on the back of a draw against Arsenal and a 2-0 loss to West Ham, meaning Man Utd haven’t won any of their last 3 Premier League fixtures.
Their form is what you expect to see from a team facing relegation, and if they can’t improve their performances, it will be interesting to see how quickly a new manager is brought in.
We’ve seen Man Utd face challenges before, but this season is showcasing a team that just can’t manage to pull it together with their best players going missing in key games.
On top of terrible performances, Solskaer has been dealing with a whole raft of injuries with key players Paul Pogba and David de Gea looking like they'll miss the match.
On the other hand, Anthony Martial, Phil Jones, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood and Victor Lindelof all expected to be back in contention.
Man Utd: Form
Looking at the last 5 matches that Man Utd have played in all competitions, they've won 0, drawn 3, and lost 2 scoring just 2 goals (0.4 goals per game) and conceding a total of 5 goals.
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Liverpool: Team News
In total contrast, Liverpool are having an absolutely incredible Premier League campaign, and Jurgen Klopp’s men come into the Man Utd fixture as the only side that remain undefeated.
Liverpool have secured 8 wins from their 8 fixtures and currently sit at the top of the league table on 24 points with a super impressive 100% record in the competition.
Man City are the closest team to be challenging them, however they are still 8 points behind, putting Liverpool in an extremely strong position so early in the season.
British Bookmakers offer Liverpool as the firm favourites to win, and although Man Utd have the home advantage, Klopp’s men look way more convincing and capable of claiming 3 points.
It won’t be a walk in the park, and Klopp’s men can’t underestimate Man Utd, but it shouldn’t be too challenging a match for Liverpool considering how bad Man Utd are at the moment.
Luckily Liverpool don’t have any major injury worries concerning them, especially as Mo Salah is expected back in the line up after suffering an ankle injury.
Xherdan Shaqiri, Joel Matip and Alisson Becker are also due back, with the only player that will possibly miss out being Nathaniel Clyne, who remains unfit after suffering a knee injury.
Liverpool's record over their last 5 fixtures is impressive as they've won all 5. They've also scored more goals than Man Utd, 11 in total (2.2 per game) but conceded the same (5).
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Man Utd v Liverpool: Stats
Man Utd and Liverpool have played each other a total of 230 times with the Old Trafford side currently having the upper hand having won 88 of the fixtures, compared to Liverpool's 76.
There's been 53 matches between fierce rivals Man Utd and Liverpool in the Premier League era, with MUFC having the upper hand with 28 victories compared to just 14 wins for LFC.
The last 6 Premier League games involving both of these two teams has been quite even as they've resulted in 1 win for Man Utd, 1 win for Liverpool and 4 of the fixtures ending in draws.
The last Premier League fixture featuring Man Utd and Liverpool was played on the 24th of January earlier this year with the match at Old Trafford ending in a 0-0 draw.
It was the first time that both these sides had played out a goalless draw since a League Division One match at Old Trafford on the 6th of October 1991 also ended 0-0.
The last time this North West derby was played at Anfield resulted in a 3-1 win for Liverpool.
Sadio Mané gave Liverpool the lead, followed by an equaliser by Jesse Lingard before 2 goals in the last 17 minutes by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Jürgen Klopp the victory over José Mourinho.
The last match that Man Utd beat Liverpool at home at Old Trafford in the Premier League was when they met on the 10th of March in 2018 with the home side winning 2-1.
The match also featured a double, this time by Marcus Rashford, which was enough to put one over their North West rivals despite Eric Bailly scoring an own goal in the 66th minute.
The biggest win that Man Utd have ever had over Liverpool in a Premier League fixture happened on the 5th of April back in 2003 when they won 4-0 at Old Trafford.
Two penalties from Ruud Van Nistelrooy and a goal each for Ryan Giggs and current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did the damage in front of a crowd of 67,639.
The highest score that Liverpool have ever beaten Man Utd by in the Premier League era was the 4-1 win on the 14th of March in 2009 when they met at Old Trafford.
Despite Cristiano Ronaldo scoring in the 23rd minute, Liverpool went on to score 4 in reply with Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard, Fabio Aurelio and Andrea Dossena getting the goals.
Man Utd v Liverpool - 24/02/2019
Our football betting previews this week focus on the Carabao Cup Final, and Sunday's North West derby between Man Utd and Liverpool that kicks-off at 2:05pm at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Liverpool head to Old Trafford this Sunday afternoon, where they'll face rivals Man Utd in what is one of their most important fixtures of the Premier league season so far.
Both sides are on top form heading into this epic match, and while a loss for Liverpool will be a major blow for their title hopes, bookmakers offer them as favourites to claim all 3 points.
Liverpool won the first match of the season versus Man Utd back in December, when Klopp’s side secured a 3-1 victory at Anfield against José Mourinho's under performing side.
Since then, Man Utd have been under the guidance of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and have only lost 1 match since he came on board, a 2-0 loss to PSG in the Champions League.
Without a doubt, Man Utd will provide an extremely challenging match for Liverpool, especially with a home advantage, but Liverpool are having an incredible season.
In the lead up to Man Utd v Liverpool, we've taken a look at both team’s recent performances, and any player injuries that could impact either manager for this crucial fixture.
Man Utd v Liverpool will be broadcast live on SkySports at 2:05pm on Sunday February 24th.
Man Utd come into the Liverpool match sitting in 4th place on 51 points after a stunning recent run of results that's seen them climb from 10th place to above Chelsea.
Although they lost to PSG, Man Utd haven’t lost any of their last 9 Premier League matches and have really come back to deliver the high level of performances expected of them.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side may not be the favourites to win, but a victory against their long-term rivals would put them in a much stronger position in their chase for a top 4 spot.
That's especially important when you consider that they'll next play Crystal Palace and Southampton, before facing top 4 rivals Arsenal on the 11th of March.
The more points they accrue now, the better off they'll be heading into the final stages of the season and so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be determined to get something out of the match.
There are a few injury concerns for the Man Utd side, with Lingard and Martial ruled out, however defenders Darmian, Valencia and Rojo may be available for selection.
This isn’t going to be an easy fixture for Man Utd, and although Liverpool won the last outing, Man Utd won the previous fixture and held Liverpool to draws in the previous 3 matches.
If United can bring their A game on Sunday, there is no reason why they can’t beat Liverpool.
Liverpool are having an absolutely amazing season, and come into the Man Utd fixture sitting in 2nd place, on equal points with reigning Champions and current leaders Man City.
Remarkably Jurgen Klopp’s side have still only lost 1 match all season, and a win on Sunday could see them strengthen their dreams of securing their first league title since 1990.
A victory over their North West rivals would put them in a great position for the latter stages of the title race, as they'll face Watford, Everton and Burnley in their following fixtures.
Klopp really needs a win, not only to challenge Man City, but also to keep 3rd place Spurs off their back as they’re only 5 points behind and should beat Burnley this weekend.
Despite not playing this weekend due to the League Cup Final; Chelsea v Man City, they have a pretty easy run coming up compared to most and Liverpool will need to keep on top of them.
Fortunately Liverpool don’t have too many major injury worries to deal with ahead of the game.
Joseph Gomez (leg injury) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee injury) are definitely out, but Tavares, Shaqiri and Lovren are all expected to be back in time for Sunday's match.
Man Utd v Liverpool - 15/01/2017
The Premier League title race heats up on Sunday, when fierce rivals Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford in what's set to be the most bet on match of the weekend.
British bookmakers offer Man Utd as the favourites to win the North-West Derby on Sunday afternoon, but an in-form Liverpool will be a tough team to beat.
The North-West Derby is also one of the biggest rivalries in football, and always proves to be one of the most exciting games of the Premier League's fixture list.
The last time these teams met in the Premier League the game ended in a draw, however Man Utd won the previous 4 games and it’s easy to see why bookmakers offer them as favourites.
The last two games between these two teams in all competitions ended in draws, and the last Premier League game at Anfield last October ended with a 0-0 result.
While Man Utd are expected to win at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, a draw could be a very realistic outcome for the upcoming North-West Derby.
The Man Utd vs Liverpool game is live on SkySports 1 at 16:00 on Sunday 15th January, and bookmakers are offering plenty of decent odds and betting offers on the game.
Man Utd may have had a poor start to the season, but they’ve returned to form and haven’t lost any of their last 14 Premier League games.
Mourinho’s men come into the game after 6 straight top flight wins, and are currently sitting in 6th place, just 5 points behind Liverpool.
A victory over their arch-rivals on Sunday would move them to within 2 points of Klopp's Liverpool side, and give them a stronger chance of a top 4 finish.
Confidence will be high at Old Trafford ahead of Sunday’s game, and with no major injury worries, Mourinho’s main concern will be the tough attacking choices he needs to make to ensure he fields his best team against Liverpool.
If you’re betting that Man Utd will grab a home win and beat Liverpool, Ladbrokes offers best odds at 11/10.
Liverpool come into the game sitting just 5 points behind league leaders Chelsea, and a win is crucial for Klopp’s men if they want to keep their title hopes alive.
Unfortunately after a very good run, they weren't playing to the best of their ability in their last match and only managed to hold 18th place Sunderland to a draw.
Klopp has quite a few players still in doubt, with Henderson, Matip and Grujic all slight doubts for the trip to Old Trafford, however this shouldn’t prove too much of a problem.
It’s pretty tight at the top and Liverpool have a few tough games coming up, including a game against Chelsea, so they need to take as many points as possible off Man Utd.
Although online bookmakers offer Man Utd as the favourites, if Klopp plays a strong attacking team, Liverpool could very easily win the game on Sunday afternoon.
If you’re betting on Liverpool coming away from Old Trafford with three points, SportingBet offers best odds at 27/10.