Rivalry in English football doesn’t get bigger than Manchester United versus Liverpool. Forget about the Manchester derby, the Merseyside derby and every other derby in English football, combined together!
Whenever these two sides clash, especially in recent times, it goes well beyond just because of bragging rights. The Red Devils taunt the Reds about winning more league titles while the Reds (Scousers) return the favor by reminding the Devils which English side is the most successful in Europe.
As we countdown to the early kick-off and as you’re getting ready to place those bets, here are some betting tips you will find useful :
Manchester United’s home advantage
This season, making your home ground a fortress has been the order of the day – or should we say, “order of the season.’ Liverpool and Manchester City have not lost at home. Arsenal, for all the bashing they have received this season, has only lost twice at home this season.
The same applies to Manchester United. They have only lost once at home this season – to Manchester City. During the 14 games (11 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss) played at home this season, they’ve scored 31 goals and have conceded just 6 goals. That’s an average of 2 goals scored in every home game.
For all the fanfare about this game, the goals have dried up in the recent meetings between both sides. The last time a game between both sides had over 2,5 goals in it was in 2015, September to be precise, when Manchester United defeated Liverpool by 3-1.
Since then, it has been a cagey affair between both clubs, with two of the games since then ending with no goals, one with just 1 goal and the last three ending with two goals.
Draws and staying undefeated
Liverpool has remained undefeated in their last 5 meetings against Man. Utd in all competitions. The same can be said about Manchester United too, especially when they’re playing at home against Liverpool.
The Red Devils have not lost any home game to the Reds in their last 3 meetings inside the Theatre of dreams. They have also drawn their last four meetings against Liverpool in all competitions.
Most likely scorers
Romelu Lukaku may be notorious for not turning up against the big clubs this season but the Belgian has scored the most goals for Manchester United this season – 14 goals and 6 assists. On the other side of the divide, Mohamed Salah has taken the league by storm with the 24 goals he has scored in the league this season.
Players like these perform really well in games like this.
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