In a game that is expected to be a slugfest, the reds and whites will lock horns at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night. It is Manchester United’s first home fixture of the season, while Liverpool have just started theirs. This can only make things more interesting between two rivaling sides. Both teams have their individual strengths and weaknesses, but their collective strength outweighs them all. The Reds come into this game already with six points from three games, while United have managed to bag three points in their opening three fixtures.
While both teams can use the ball well and create chances galore, they lack defensively consistency as of now. In any case, this should be an entertaining affair between two sides that love to attack with a passion. Let’s take a look at our betting preview for this clash to know which team we should bet on when looking for our soccer betting picks for this game:
How to watch Liverpool vs. Man United
Liverpool vs. Manchester United will take place at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night. The match is scheduled to kick off at 8:00PM BST, 6:00PM EST, 1:30AM GMT.
The game will be aired live on Sky Sports 2, while there are a number of other options available as well. It’s also available on C More in Sweden and Norway, La Liga in Spain, RTE Sport in Ireland, Setanta Sports Asia Pacific and the Middle East and more.
It’s an exciting fixture for fans of both these sides and we hope this article can help you decide which team you should bet on when looking for your soccer betting picks for this game.
What time is the game?
Kick-off time on Thursday is at 8:00PM BST.
Key facts ahead of the match
Liverpool have an 11-8-0 record against Manchester United in their last 19 meetings.
The home team has managed to triumph over the away team by an aggregate score of 10-5-1 in the last 19 games that these two sides have met.
Despite being the favourites, Liverpool have only won once out of the last six clashes between these two teams.
Man Utd are unbeaten at home this season, having lost just one game from three fixtures.
The reds are yet to concede a goal at home this term, which is impressive considering they’ve only conceded two goals in total so far.
As for Liverpool, they have scored just as many goals as their opposition and also been able to keep a clean sheet at home this term.
Liverpool vs Man United Prediction: Which Will Win The Confirmatory Battle?
Manchester United look like the team with the momentum heading into this fixture with three wins from their opening three games, while Liverpool are beginning theirs on a low note after struggling for points in their first two fixtures. This makes us feel that this is going to be a gruelling affair as both sides will go all out on each other without worrying about thinking about who should take what points and how many they can get in what looks like a 50-50 battle. While we believe that United will win here, our views change slightly when looking at the form table and knowing that they come into this game unbeaten at home and haven’t conceded a goal
Who will win the match (prediction)?
Liverpool vs. Manchester United Predictions
The reds are currently one of the top-flight teams in England, while United are not far behind. They will be looking to continue their winning ways at home. The betting odds for this game seem to favor Liverpool, as they come into this fixture with a healthy lead on the table. However, that is just based on the bookmakers’ point of view. We have to take into account both sides’ records and performances so far this season before making any final decision on which side we should back here:
Liverpool vs. Manchester United Betting Preview
Liverpool vs. Man United Betting O/U
This game has the potential to boil over into an ugly match if there is no control on either side during the 90 minutes of play. There could be a few goals scored by both sides, but it will be hard for them to score more than four goals each during this fixture. It looks like it might end up as a low-scoring affair, depending on how well both sides execute their tactics and what happens throughout the game:
Liverpool vs. Manchester United Prediction: Draw or Draw?
In terms of key battles, the most important one when it comes to betting is that of Liverpool’s defence against Manchester United’s attacking front. If Liverpool can keep a clean sheet, they will have a great chance of winning.
The other key battle is between United’s attack and Liverpool’s defence. As we highlighted earlier, if United can score more than the Reds, they will have an excellent chance of winning this game.
Liverpool and Man United have met in the past five seasons and their past four meetings have been in the final of a major competition. Liverpool won two of them — the Champions League finals in 2005 and 2007. In the other meeting, 2009’s FA Cup final, Man United won 2-1.
This time around, Liverpool will be facing a Man United team that is hungry to get back to winning ways and rediscover the mystique that made them so great.
Liverpool are currently fourth in the league — seven points behind Man United. They will be looking to win this game to get closer to the top three while the Red Devils will be trying to get another Premier League title. The key battle in this game is between Liverpool’s lone striker, Daniel Sturridge and United’s two-time world player of the year, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.