Manchester United v Liverpool Premier League Betting Tips and Preview 02/05/2021
Man United vs Liverpool is one of the key matches in any Premier League season. At Old Trafford this Sunday afternoon, there is still plenty to play for in the latter stages of the 2020/21 season. United are in second place and 10 points off Man City at the top of the table, but they will be eager to secure second place in the Premier League. Liverpool must win on Sunday to keep chase with the top-four. They are sixth and four points off Chelsea in fourth place. If Jurgen Klopp’s side wants to play Champions League football next season, they need three points from Man United.
United come into this match following a 13-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. The Red Devils were held to a 0-0 draw away at Leeds last weekend, ending their five-match winning run. Liverpool has drawn their last three matches in all competitions. Last weekend, they led Newcastle 1-0 for most of the match, but the Magpies equalised with the last kick of the game to deny the Reds a fourth Premier League win in five games. Ole Gunnar Solskjær will be without Phil Jones and Anthony Martial this weekend. They are both out with knee injuries. Liverpool is still without Divock Origi (muscular), Virgil van Dijk (knee), Caoimhin Kelleher (chest), Joe Gomez (knee), Joel Matip (ankle) and Jordan Henderson (groin).
In the match winner market, there is plenty of value for this fixture. Man United are in excellent form at Old Trafford and have won their last four in all competitions at home. They are also unbeaten in 10 consecutive home matches in all competitions, so SBK’s 45/23 odds for a United win represent good value. Liverpool’s overall form has been patchy recently, but they have been performing well away. The Reds have won seven of their last 11 away games in all competitions and have won five of their last seven away Premier League matches. To back Liverpool to win this weekend, Unibet’s odds of 31/20 are the best value. For the best value in the match winner market back a draw at Old Trafford. Both teams drew in their last Premier League matches, and Liverpool are on a drawing streak currently. Also, these two sides have drawn four of their last six at Old Trafford, so Bet 365’s odds of 13/5 provide good returns for another stalemate in this fixture.
Although Man United and Liverpool are among the highest goalscorers in the Premier League this year, there have been few goals between the sides in recent meetings. Four of the last five matches in this fixture have seen under 2.5 goals, while six of seven meetings at Old Trafford have ended with under 2.5 goals. Bet Victor offers the best odds of another lower scorer, and they will return 1/1 on under 2.5 goals between United and Liverpool this weekend. Our under/over tip this weekend is to go even lower. United have seen under 1.5 goals in 12 Premier League matches this season, and three of the last five meetings between these sides at Old Trafford have ended in a 0-0 scoreline. At 3/1, Paddy Power will provide the best returns on under 1.5 goals in this fixture.
Anytime Goal scorers
There are several in-form players for both sides coming into this match, so the anytime goalscorer market is a good option for United vs Liverpool. Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood have scored regularly for United in recent weeks. Greenwood scored a brace in United’s 3-1 win over Burnley two weeks ago and has five goals in his last seven matches for United. For Greenwood to score at any time, Unibet will return 17/5. Cavani has also found his feet at Old Trafford recently. The Argentinian striker has three goals in his last four matches, and Paddy Power will provide good value odds of 2/1 for a Cavani goal at any time against Liverpool. A player who cannot be ignored on their current form is Liverpool’s Mo Salah. The Egyptian striker scored last time out against Newcastle, and he has six goals in seven matches for club and country. With 20 goals in the Premier League this season, Unibet’s 7/5 odds for a Salah goal at any time present great value in the goalscorer market.
Man United vs Liverpool never disappoints. There is a lot at stake for Liverpool in this match, and they will be giving their all to secure a result and keep their Champions League push on track. However, United are a tough side to beat and will not give the Reds an easy game. This is definitely a highlight of the upcoming Premier League game week. If you choose one of our tips this weekend, we hope you can get some great value and good returns. It is also important to enjoy the match and to gamble responsibly. Always ensure you are making informed decisions before wagering on any sporting events. Our aim is to provide good value tips based on team news and form, and they are not guaranteed winners. For more information on the latest free bets and offers from bookies, check out our home page.