Liverpool vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting Tips
Liverpool vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting: The Premier League enters its 19th week as the teams gear up to play quality football.
On Sunday night, Manchester United is set to face a massive challenge in Liverpool at Anfield in what looks a battle between two giant sides. The home team looked a little tentative in their last fixture and would be looking to get back to their best, to keep that top spot for themselves.
On the other hand, Manchester United have no signs of backing down without a fight after having momentum riding their back in the recent past. This sets up the perfect platform for an interesting clash in Liverpool’s backyard.
Liverpool have won only 2 of their last 5 games while lost 1 and Manchester United on the other hand have won 4 and drew on one occasion. Overall Manchester United with 11 wins and 3 losses are currently leaders of the points table and Liverpool with 9 wins and 2 losses are just below them trailing by 3 points.
Liverpool vs Manchester United : Offensive and Defensive stats
For Liverpool, Sadio Mane has been sharp and the game changer for the team since his inception. He has 12 goals and 3 assists in 31 matches along with 76.5% pass success and 2.6 shots per game.
Their prime striker Mo Salah has 17 goals and 4 assists in 19 games with 81.1% pass accuracy. He has a superior rating of 7.29 in this season.
Roberto Firmino has been amazing in the previous games with 7 goals and 3 assists so far and is someone who is versatile playing at different positions for the side. In addition to his goals and assists, he has 79% pass accuracy and creates 1.9 shots on target.
The Manchester United attack has shown drastic improvement in the last few games after scoring consistently in the last few outings.
Anthony Martial has largely been underperforming this season so far. This trend has been evident even in the last few games with the striker losing sight of the ball on so many occasions.
Bruno Fernandes has been the best player for the side on the pitch who has netted on 16 occasions along with 9 assists and a 76.3% pass success. He has won Man of the match in four games and has a rating of 7.55.
Marcus Rashford is an important element who will be key in creating chances and netting in crucial moments. He has 16 goals, 4 assists along with 81.2% pass success in 29 games and has been an asset for the side.
Liverpool are ahead on attack.
Bruno Fernandes has been excellent this season for Manchester United. He has scored at a rate of 0.6 goal per game and has maintained a passing accuracy of 76%.
He is well assisted by Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba who have been average form so far.
For Liverpool, Thiago Alcantara is back. He will be assisted by Jordan Hernandes and James Milner.
The likes of Fabinho has been good so far, He has around 92% passing accuracy with over 89.0 touches so far.
Manchester United are ahead in midfield.
The Liverpool defense was caught napping against Southampton as they surprisingly conceded 3 points at St. Mary’s stadium.
Andrew Robertson will most probably play as the left back defender for the team who holds on to the ball pretty well and frustrates the opponent’s attack. He has 82.9% pass completion rate along with a goal, 5 assists and 1.4 clears in the last 30 appearances.
Fabinho’s strengths include passing, tackling and taking long shots. He has 91.3% pass accuracy along with 1.8 aerial duels won on an average in 25 games. In addition to this, he has 2.2 tackles and 3 clears per game so far.
Trent Alexander is incredibly good in crosses along with sharp passing skills. He has 76.2% success in passes, 1.1 tackles won per game and a rating of 6.72 this season.
The trio of Maguire, Luke Shaw and Telles will have to do a tidy job in order to keep a clean sheet on Sunday.
Harry Maguire has been decent in aerial duels and interceptions showing great improvement in his tackling aspect. The defender has 87.3% pass success, 4 aerials won per game along with an overall rating of 6.85.
The Brazilian defender Alex Telles has stepped up in the last couple of games with 4 goals along with 79.2% pass success and has been excellent in aerial duels winning 1.6 aerial duels per match.
Luke Shaw plays as the left center back whose strengths include passing and dribbling has a rating of 6.91. He enjoys 82.1% pass success and 1.6 clears per game so far along with 2 assists in 18 outings.
Liverpool are ahead in defense.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting analysis: Recent form
Liverpool was constantly hampered by injury concerns and corona pandemic but that didn’t their progress in the premier league. Their players have stepped up constantly with the side heading for yet another successful finish.
After that unexpected loss against Aston Villa in October, they looked unbeatable as they dominated several teams in the period. But this run ended last week when Southampton handed them a shock defeat.
With the 1st place in threat currently, Liverpool would be longing to get over the line on Sunday.
Manchester United started slowly but has picked up pace with success coming their way. They were a lot sloppy in the initial games but fixed all the issues as they will be looking to extend their unbeaten spree at Anfield on Sunday.
They are currently with 33 points just behind Liverpool in the table and a win means that they will displace the defending champions at the top.
They are coming off an important Aston Villa where they looked strong enough to challenge Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting :Head-to-head:
Matches: 52: Manchester United: 24 Liverpool: 19 Draw: 9
Last 5 meetings: Liverpool – 2, Manchester United – 1, Draw – 2.
Recent Meeting: Liverpool defeated Manchester United with a 2-0 margin in a Premier League fixture.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting: Predicted lineups
The predicted line-up according to RotoWire for this thrilling clash is as follows:
Manchester United XI: David de Gea, Alex Telles, Eric Bailly, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial.
Liverpool XI: Alisson Becker, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Alcantara, James Milner, Henderson, Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Firmino.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting: Predicted winner
The betting platforms and prediction experts are expecting Liverpool to come on top with the home side having very little chance going into the clash.
According to FCTables, it has given 48% chance of victory to Liverpool whereas United has got 27% chance to go to the top of the table. Oddschecker who are known for giving the best odds have also suggested Reds to be in the driver seat at 30/29 whereas the Red Devils are far behind at 37/13.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight have gone on to give 50% chance for the hosts whereas their rivals have a formidable chance of 28% in this battle.