Manchester United hosts Liverpool in the biggest English Premier League derby. The two sides have a long and pretty intense history. They are the teams with the most fans and trophies in England, and also fierce enemies, which is what makes their meeting so attractive. Be sure that the Old Trafford will be much more noisier than usual because United’s fans love to see Reds on the pitch. On the other side, L’Pool’s supporters won’t be quiet despite being in the minority.
Manchester United (+200) survived a big challenge against Atalanta, coming back from a two-goal deficit at halftime and recording a massive win. Something keeps on saving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from getting fired, and just when you think that the ice under Norwegian is going to crack, he gets another chance.
United’s defense is terrible; that is something obvious. In nine consecutive matches, the Red Devils couldn’t post a clean sheet, and up next, they are about to face with one of the best attacks in the world.
Also, Solskjaer’s guys haven’t won in three straight domestic games at home, posting losses to West Ham and Aston Villa prior to the draw against Everton. In the last five, they allowed at least a goal.
Liverpool (+135) is on the rampage. The Reds didn’t lose this year, winning nine matches and posting three draws as well. But what scares the United’s fans is the fact that Klopp’s boys scored at least three goals in each of their seven road games.
Yes, you’ve read it well; Liverpool is fantastic away from Anfield. Their combined goal difference on the road is 25-6. They’ve packed three in Madrid against Atletico, one of the best defensive squads in Europe.
The majority of the fans and pundits are debating about PSG, Man City, and Bayern Munich. At the same time, nobody notices Liverpool’s fantastic performances and the fact that they are the only defeatless team among the top UCL title contenders.
Diallo, Martial, and Varane are definitely out for this event.
Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliot and Thiago Alcantara won’t appear for Liverpool.
Head to Head Games
United has a positive record against Liverpool, winning 89 times, compared to the Reds’ 78. Sixty-eight games were without winners. Though, in the past 13 events, the Red Devils posted only two wins. In the 2021 season, These teams met three times. Liverpool won at Trafford, 2-4 in EPL clash, the first leg was a goalless draw at Anfield, while United eliminated the Reds from the FA Cup at Trafford, 3-2.
Liverpool’s phenomenal attack is the reason why we believe that they have more chances to win. The Reds will find a way to penetrate United’s defense because all three players upfront, Salah, Mane, and Firmino, have more quality than any of the hosts’ defenders. Also, Jurgen Klopp is a far better manager than his counterpart on the opposite bench, and we are pretty sure that the German is going to use all Solskjaer’s weaknesses.
Pick: Liverpool +135
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