Liverpool v Man Utd Betting Tips
The Premier League returns with a bang after the international break. Liverpool versus Manchester United is one of the English football’s biggest fixtures and this Saturday’s edition could be an absolute classic.
The hosts, Liverpool, got their campaign off to a strong start but have struggled over the last few weeks. By contrast, Man Utd have managed to maintain the fast pace they set early doors and are second to Man City at the top of the table by just one goal.
United’s Improvement Can Help Provide a Cracker
For a fixture with so many incredible memories, the last few encounters between Liverpool and Man Utd have been rather unmemorable.
United’s last trip to Anfield was particularly disapointing as a clearly worried Jose Mourinho sent his team out to stop the in-form Liverpool by killing the game. The game ended 0-0 with barely a moment of intrigue but things should be very different this time around.
Man Utd have ditched their reputation as a cumbersome, dare we say it, boring side. With 21 goals in seven games, they are the second top scorers in the Premier League and confidence is so high that Mourinho will be much more ambitious at Anfield almost exactly one year after last season’s stalemate.
Attack the Only Form of Defence for Liverpool
When Liverpool blew Arsenal away 4-0 in their third league game of the season the Anfield faithful began thinking about the Premier League title.
Unfortunately, that win is the last time that Jurgen Klopp’s team have kept a clean sheet in all competitions. Long term, Klopp must address his team’s issues at the back, for now though, he’ll have to rely on his forwards outscoring the mistakes made by their teammates in defence.
This should be a proper blood and thunder match and we agree with the market that both teams will score at a best price of 8/13 with Coral.
We don’t, however, agree with the market which has made Liverpool the narrow favourites for the game. The home fans are becoming restless and they will not be happy if Man Utd get any sort of early foothold in the match.
With extra pressure from the stands, playing at Anfield may actually become more of a burden than an advantage. Liverpool will surely make a game of it but we fancy Mourinho’s me to pick up another three points so bet on Man Utd to win and over 2.5 goals which is 3/1 with Ladbrokes.
United Set for Another Strong Finish
While Man Utd have been scoring goals almost for fun this season, they’ve not sacrificed any of their defensive solidity.
Mourinho’s been happy enough for his team to start games by keeping things tight at the back before injecting pace into attack to take advantage of tiredness in the opposition’s legs. That’s largely why United have scored twice as many goals in the second half as the first.
To make the most of this with your bets try a bet on the second half having more goals than the first at evens with Betfair. It may also be worth taking the 5/1 that Bet365 are quoting on the draw/Man Utd selection in their half time/full time market.
In terms of the players capable of turning the game in the latter stages for Man Utd, Anthony Martial has been particularly effective.
The Frenchman is battling it out for a place in the starting XI with Marcus Rashford and he can show how deadly he is with the ball at his feet by scoring the game’s last goal at 7/1 with 888Sport.