Manchester United v Liverpool Betting Preview
When Jurgen Klopp became Liverpool manager, he said that his first job was to change the mentality of the club. He wanted to engender an atmosphere of positivity around Anfield to help push the team on to success on the pitch.
Sir Alex Ferguson did something similar during his time as Manchester United manager, only in his own way. He put Liverpool firmly in the crosshairs, famously saying that he wanted to “knock them off their perch”.
Ferguson achieved that goal, but it’s positivity that is very much winning the day in 2019. Whilst Liverpool are the reigning European champions and sit eight points clear at the top of the Premier League, Manchester United are 12th in the league and barely standing out in the Europa League.
The stark difference in quality between the two sides is laid bare by the odds for their meeting at Old Trafford on Sunday. Liverpool are the odds on favourites to win the match with United 4/1 and even bigger in places.
Liverpool to Continue Winning
Liverpool head to Old Trafford looking to equal Manchester City’s record run of 18 straight Premier League wins. They’ve been pushed hard in recent weeks – riding their luck a little against Sheffield United and Leicester in particular – but this current side are fully deserving of equalling and even breaking that record.
Man Utd fans would dearly love for their side to be the team to bring Liverpool’s run to a crashing halt, but it’s hard to see how the team can achieve that.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may well decide to employ the same sort of defensive strategy that produced a forgettable 0-0 draw they last time these two met at Old Trafford. Liverpool are used to teams sitting back against them though and would surely be able to pick this Man Utd defence apart.
If Solskjaer instead decides to play with the same attacking intent and intensity of Man Utd teams of old, it’s easy to see the home side getting picked off on the counter. What United really need is to improve dramatically in just a couple of days. That is not going to happen so Liverpool really do look like worthy favourites at 3/4 with Boylesports.
Expect More Entertainment Than Last Time
Jurgen Klopp’s immediate thoughts on the most recent match between these two could not be repeated in polite company. His gave his opinion in the form of a four-letter word to Solskjaer on the touchline. We think it will be different this time around.
Back in February, Liverpool were being rightly praised for the big steps forward they’d taken with their defence. That defensive unit has not been so solid this season due to the injury to Alisson and some uncharacteristic mistakes from key players.
Man Utd will believe they have a good opportunity to score on Sunday afternoon. The problem is they have serious problems of their own in defence. Liverpool have one of the most fearsome front-threes in European football so a bet on over 2.5 goals being scored should pay out at 5/6 with Betfair.
You can combine these two betting tips into one bet by heading to the bookies’ correct score markets. Of the bigger priced options around, a bet on Liverpool winning the match 3-1 really stands out at odds of 14/1 with bet365.
Liverpool to win at 3/4 with Boylesports
Over 2.5 goals at 5/6 with Betfair
Liverpool 3-1 correct score at 14/1 with bet365
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