The Premier League Returns with a Cracker at Anfield
There are a number of terrific fixtures to look forward to in the Premier League starting on October 14th. Clubs will be hoping their players return from international duty with a clean bill of health as the top flight starts to take shape.
Manchester United have made an excellent start to the season under Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese boss is already looking ahead to this crunch tie. He asked Gareth Southgate to rest Marcus Rashford against Lithuania as he is hoping to use the 19-year-old against the Reds just five days later.
The Red Devils have fitness worries over Romelu Lukaku, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba, and Marcus Rojo whilst Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not due to return until 2018.
Mourinho stifled Liverpool when these sides met here last season with the two teams barely creating any chances between them and disappointing thousands of TV viewers in the process. With a lack of firepower available, will he opt for a similar approach this time around? The draw is priced at 23/10 with Ladbrokes.
Liverpool missed numerous chances to take all three points at St. James’ Park on October 1st as they drew 1-1 with Newcastle and Jurgen Klopp appears to be still finding the right balance. Adam Lallana still isn’t fit enough to participate in this clash.
United are level on points with their rivals Manchester City and they can go above Pep’s side for at least a couple of hours if they were to pick up maximum points on Merseyside.
The Citizens host Stoke at the Etihad and are widely expected to sweep aside Mark Hughes’ side. They are priced as 1/7 favourites with Betfred to continue their dominance at the top of the table. The men from the Potteries have already caused problems for both Arsenal and Manchester United at the Bet365 Stadium but are significantly weaker on their travels.
They’ll be buoyed by the fact they picked up a point at the Etihad last season and the hosts are likely to be without Sergio Aguero who continues his recovery following a car crash in Amsterdam.
Pep Guardiola’s side have conceded just two goals all season and, despite the absence of the Argentinean, they can still call upon Gabriel Jesus, who has five goals to his name already this campaign.
We’ve compiled a list of the best UK online bookmakers here at BettingTop10 including William Hill who make Manchester City 4/6 favourites for the Premier League title with Jose Mourinho’s side next in the betting at 3/1.