Manchester United vs Liverpool – Preview, Tips & Predictions

Manchester United vs Liverpool

by Ken Edwards, 07 March 2018

Manchester United v Liverpool – Old Trafford – Manchester, England

Saturday, March 10: 12:30pm Local time

Betstar Odds: Manchester United $2.55 Draw $3.30 Liverpool $2.70

 

Betting Top 10 Australia Best Bets: Manchester United and Liverpool have been swapping second place for a few weeks now, and Saturday’s early game will once again line-up Jurgen Klopp’s full-speed, all-out attack against the pragmatic Jose Mourinho’s cautious approach.

Both teams are superb in their chosen style of play – exactly that reason we’re taking the Draw at $3.30 with Betstar as our best bet for Saturday’s derby game.

Manchester United vs Liverpool Predictions
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Manchester United

Manchester United

Since Mourinho arrival at Old Trafford as manager (as Louis van Gaal’s successor in 2016), a classic derby tussle against Liverpool has not eventuated. Three games have resulted in three draws, with only two goals in 270 minutes of football and United registering a mere five shots on target in that time.

Don’t expect that to change. With so much on the line and an upcoming trip to Manchester City and a visit to the Emirates against Arsenal, United face the potential of dropping points.

Moreover, Mourinho faces on ongoing injury crisis. Ander Herrera (hamstring), Daley Blind (ankle) Marouane Fellaini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (both knee) all remain sidelined. Anthony Martial, Phil Jones and Marcus Rojo are all recovering from knocks and are not expected to feature.

Expect United to sit everyone behind the ball in defence and play Liverpool on the break.

Liverpool

LiverpoolLiverpool’s next few matches are far kinder on paper. They will face all three teams in the relegation zone and the only teams they are due to face in the top half of the table are Watford and Brighton, plus a trip to Stamford Bridge on the second-last weekend.

Expect them to throw caution to the wind, looking to break down United. In Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, Liverpool have 35 Premier League goals this season and they’ll test United’s defence all afternoon. Liverpool, however, remain characteristically a little fragile in defence and will be susceptible to United’s forays on the break.

 

MU VS L score_prediction
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About the Author

is a passionate Betting Top 10 International Sports & Betting News Columnist. Australian by birth, and international by nature, he brings a wealth of many years of discerning international sports and betting industry analysis. As a true fan and Sports Statistic Nerd, Ken devotedly supports his beloved Queensland Maroons, West Ham United, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins and Richmond Tigers when he's not busy writing about them.




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