Liverpool vs Manchester United prediction & betting tips brought to you by football expert Tom Love.
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 46 home league matches.
- Manchester United have won 11 of their last 12 league games.
- Liverpool are undefeated in 10 of their last 11.
- 2 of the last 3 league meetings between these two have ended all square.
This is not only a hotly contested derby game between two old foes it is also looking like a pivotal one in the title race, even this early on. United sit 3 points clear of their counterparts at the top of the table and a win here would be a sizeable stretch all things considered. The Red Devils are still rated as outsiders by the bookies for the title compared to Liverpool and Manchester City and it will be interesting to see how that market moves if there is an away win here.
Even though United have been superb on the road, scoring plenty, it’s important to still respect Liverpool’s exemplary record at Anfield. Few can get anywhere near their unbeaten home record and you have to go back to 2017 for the last time you’d have made money backing an opponent at Anfield, so the 3/1 quotes, there or there abouts on them to lose here doesn’t appeal.
I do feel like both sides wouldn’t be too disappointed with a draw and a more risk-averse approach by the pair is to be expected. This game has always been given the big build up before failing to ignite in the majority of meetings in the last decade and with the table scenario it could be another underwhelming affair on Sunday. The draw stands out at almost 3/1.
We’d hope for this to be more feisty than your usual premier league game and thankfully we have a card happy referee in Paul Tierney in the middle. Tierney is right up there for cautions, averaging around 4.4 per game this season. Player card prices have been chopped with the derby factor but one player that does stand out at the odds is Andy Robertson.
With Paul Pogba budging his way into the starting line up he could occupy an inside left position, pushing Marcus Rashford out to the right which could spell trouble for the fiery Scotsman. He loves the big occasion and he’s half the price in some places so it looks worth a small play at 6/1.