Saturday Premier League Preview and Odds – Liverpool vs Manchester United

October 14, 2017 12:30pm

Anfield Stadium

Recent form (Premier League)

Liverpool: DWDLW

Manchester United: WWWDW

Unpredictable Liverpool will hope to give their campaign a massive boost by getting one over on their fiercest rivals at Anfield on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, opponents Manchester United will be keen to grab all three points as they look to maintain the pressure on their table-topping rivals from across the city.

So far, Liverpool’s Premier League campaign has been a tale of defensive wobbles and wasted chances which have left them seven points off the pace with just seven games played.

Their cause was not helped early on when they lost Adam Lallana to injury and the suspension of key man Sadio Mane also held them back for a trio of games. However, considering the chances they have created this term, they will disappointed not to be better placed in both the league table and their Champions League group.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were held 1-1 at Newcastle last time out, a result which left them seventh in the table but just two points behind third-ranked Tottenham Hotspur. They now have just one win to show for their last seven games in all competitions.

Sadio Mane picked up an injury on international duty and will miss out again meaning that there will be extra pressure on Firmino, Salah and Countinho to deliver up front.

Manchester United have enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, with new signings Romelu Lukaku and Nemaja Matic impressing the most during the opening games. They currently sit second in the table on goal difference behind Manchester City. However, it could be argued that they have had a fairly kind fixture list so far.

Lukaku has certainly added a new dimension to the Red Devils play and they also appear to be thriving in midfield now that Wayne Rooney has departed. The recruitment of Nemanja Matic has also benefitted Paul Pogba who now has more freedom to play his natural game.

United have been scoring with ease this term and have won all but one of their last 10 matches. Hopefully, we can expect a different performance from the side who were content to play for a point on their last visit to Anfield.


Liverpool have conceded 20 goals in their last 12 games, keeping just two clean sheets in the process. And they have conceded in each of their last seven so the visitors can be expected to get on the scoresheet here.

However, Liverpool are still very strong at home and have a good record against the top teams in the division. Therefore, they can also be expected to bag at least one goal in this game. The draw is always a favourite bet when these two teams meet and there is a strong chance that they may cancel each other out again.

You can back a correct score of 1-1 at 11/2 with Betfair.

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