Manchester United vs Liverpool betting tips
This article covers Manchester United vs Liverpool betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:
o – Manchester United win 3.1/1
o – Draw 3.5/1
o – Liverpool win 2.2/1
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Manchester United vs Liverpool: Match details
Match: Manchester United vs Liverpool
Competition: Premier League
Date: October 24, 2021
Kick-off time: 4:30 pm, October 24, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: Old Trafford
Betting prediction: Manchester United 1 – 2 Liverpool
Manchester United welcomes Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday for this 208th North-West Derby in the Premier League.
The Red Devils have the upper hand in the head-to-head, with 28 wins to Liverpool’s 16, from their 58 encounters in the Premier League.
Of course, the majority of matches between them took place prior to the Premier League formation back in the early 1990s. United superiority in this match still holds across all competitions with 81 wins to Liverpool’s 68 from 207 matches between them.
However, Liverpool hold the advantage from the most recent matches between them. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed Manchester United manager, Jurgen Klopp’s side have 2 wins to 1 from 6 matches between them.
Manchester United vs Liverpool: Recommended bets
101 Great Goals’ prediction of Manchester United 1 – 2 Liverpool is available at odds of 10/1.
3-2 Manchester United win. Manchester United’s last home victory over Liverpool came in last season’s FA Cup Fourth Round by a scoreline of 3-2. A repeat of this score on Sunday is available at odds of 29/1.
0-0 draw. The most common result over the last 10 league matches is 0-0, with 4 of the 10 Premier League matches over the previous 5 seasons ending in a goalless draw. Odds of 15/1 are available if you see this match finishing a bore-draw.
2-4 Liverpool win. Liverpool’s last visit to Old Trafford was back in May finished 2-4 to Liverpool. You can back them at 41/1 for the same scoreline here on Sunday.
Over 2.5 goals. The last two North-West Derbies in Manchester have bucked the trend and produced 11 goals in 2 games; an average of 5.5 goals per game. You can back another high scoring game here on Sunday with odds of 1.61/1 for an over 2.5 goals game.
Mohamed Salah Goalscorer. It took Salah (below) 4 goalless games to get amongst the goals in the North-West Derby. Since then, the Egyptian King has 4 goals in his 4 appearances in this head-to-head, including 3 goals in his last 2 visits to Old Trafford. The in-form 29-years-old forward is 5/1 to score the game’s opener on Sunday. Or 2.05/1 to bag a goal at any time during the game against United.
Manchester United vs Liverpool: What are the betting odds?
The Red Devils haven’t won any of their last 3 league matches here against Liverpool. United start the match as the 3.1/1 underdogs to take all 3 points from Liverpool on Sunday.
Whereas, the Reds are the 2.2/1 favourites to pick up back-to-back away wins at Old Trafford for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Odds of 3.5/1 are available if you see Manchester United and Liverpool cancelling each other out on Sunday as they have done in 4 of the last 7 matches here in Manchester.
Manchester United vs Liverpool – recent form and head to head statistics
Manchester United vs Liverpool: Match preview
Welcome to the most-watched club match in world football. The jewel in the crown of the Premier League’s money-men when negotiating TV rights deals worldwide. Although in truth, matches between the two clubs have often been an anti-climax.
Of the 14 matches between these sides in Jürgen Klopp’s time as Liverpool manager, 10 of the matches have ended as under 2.5 goals games. More than half of the Premier League matches have ended in a stalemate with most of those being dull, goalless, 0-0 affairs.
That all seemed to change for the two games at Old Trafford last season though. A week after a dull 0-0 game at Anfield, the sides faced each other in the FA Cup Fourth Round at Old Trafford and played out an entertaining 3-2 match with Bruno Fernandes giving the game a dramatic finish, scoring from a direct freekick with just 12 minutes left on the clock.
The two sides went one better in May when Liverpool, desperate for a win to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, came from behind to put United to the sword here in a thrilling 2-4 match.
Manchester United vs Liverpool: Another Anti-Glazers Protest?
Although, this was all overshadowed by protests against the Manchester United owners 2 weeks prior. This resulted in this match actually being cancelled originally and postponed. There were calls for United to be punished, similar to how we have seen in France with points deductions and games played behind closed doors, but the Premier League decided not to take action in this instance.
This is particularly pertinent given that the police in Manchester believe that a similar riot is planned to the one in May that saw violent clashes with police, resulting in 6 police officers being injured, one of whom nearly lost his eyesight after being attacked with a bottle.
Sadly, as was the case back in May, these protests only seem to spark up when the team on the pitch isn’t performing well, hence why the talk of protests appeared after last weekend’s 4-2 defeat against Leicester. There were certainly no such protests when the club signed Varane, Sancho and Ronaldo in the summer in big-money deals. Instead, the crowd at Old Trafford was trying to get into the club shop for the new Ronaldo-7 shirt.
Hopefully, the dramatic comeback in midweek with United overturning Atalanta’s 0-2 half-time lead to win 3-2 with a late Ronaldo goal will have changed the tone of the crowd. Additionally, hopefully, the second half performance shows Ole Gunnar Solskjær that he should not go into this match with a negative mindset. You cannot wait until you are 0-2 down at half-time to show up against this Liverpool side.
A fantastic second half in which United had 14 shots, scored 3 goals, hit the woodwork twice and had Ronaldo, Rashford and Bruno all purring is surely the blueprint United need to follow for the rest of the season. All too often this season they have approached games too passively and failed to impose their will on the opposition.
Whatever approach they take though, they will need to have a special plan in place to deal with Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian international is in white-hot form at the moment, scoring in each of his last 9 appearances for Liverpool, including a brace in midweek at Atletico Madrid. He has also scored back-to-back goal of the season contenders in his last two Premier League games, slaloming through a whole defence on both occasions before finishing at the far post with a magical solo goal.
The game will likely be billed as the Salah vs Ronaldo show in the media and hopefully, that is exactly what we get.
Manchester United team news vs Liverpool
Raphael Varane remains out with a groin muscle injury picked up in the UEFA Nations League final for France. Victor Lindelöf will continue in his absence next to Harry Maguire.
Amad Traore is still recovering from a thigh injury. He is back on the grass training and is expected back later this month.
Fred came off towards the end of the match against Atalanta with a hamstring strain. It is unlikely he will be risked here.
Nemanja Matic was rested in midweek as Ole looks to protect old legs. However, he is expected to start here in place of Fred.
Anthony Martial is nearing a return to action. He failed a late fitness test to be involved against Atalanta but it is expected the extra few days should be enough for a place on the bench.
Marcus Rashford is expected to make his first league start of the season here. He scored in his brief cameo last weekend at Leicester, and again in midweek against Atalanta. Although, he came off midway through the second half and is reported to have possibly suffered a dead leg. If Rashy is fit, Jadon Sancho is likely to return to the bench in place of him.
Ole suggested Bruno Fernandes could miss this match with a knock in his press conference. Although, the fact he was rubbing his face while saying it and smirking to himself afterwards all suggests this is likely just a poor attempt at some mind games before a big match. I wouldn’t recommend binning him from your fantasy teams on that evidence.
Liverpool team news vs Manchester United
Harvey Elliott remains on the long-term injury list following his fracture-dislocation of the ankle injury against Leeds United. The talented teenager looks set to be out until 2022.
Thiago Alcantara has missed the last 3 league games for Liverpool with a calf injury. He returned to individual training over the international break but hasn’t progressed as hoped with his recovery. The most recent update suggests he could be back in the next two weeks although it sounds like Klopp may show caution and allow him the November international break to fully recover.
Curtis Jones is back involved in full training and is expected to be in the manager’s thoughts for this match once again.
Fabinho and Alisson are both set to return to the starting XI after missing out on the trip to Watford due to international commitments. Caoimhin Kelleher will make way for Ali while there is a 3-way battle between Jones, Naby Keïta and James Milner for the left-sided midfield berth.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who impressed in his brief cameo on Tuesday, could also be a surprise inclusion to give fresh legs to a midfield that looked jaded in Madrid. Ox hasn’t started in the league since lasting an hour in the opening game of the season against Norwich.
Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Liverpool
Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Manchester United
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Manchester United vs Liverpool live streaming & betting tips FAQs
What time is kick off between Manchester United vs Liverpool?
4:30 pm on Sunday Oct 24, 2021 (UK Time)
What are the betting odds for Manchester United vs Liverpool?
Manchester United win 3.1/1 | Liverpool win 2.2/1 | Draw 3.5/1
What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Manchester United vs Liverpool?
101 Great Goals predicts: Manchester United 1 – 2 Liverpool