Liverpool will host Manchester United in a high-stakes Premier League clash at Anfield.
Currently at the top of the Premier League table, Liverpool is coming off a historic 7-0 win against Manchester United in their last encounter at Anfield. This victory was a standout moment in a challenging campaign for Liverpool.
They’re in a solid position to extend their lead, especially given United’s recent struggles, including a heavy defeat to Bournemouth and being knocked out of the Champions League after losing to Bayern Munich.
Jurgen Klopp rested key players like Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah, and Alisson Becker in their recent Europa League match, making them fresh for the upcoming clash.
However, due to injuries, Liverpool will be without Alexis Mac Allister, Andy Robertson, Thiago Alcantara, and Diogo Jota. Manchester United, facing squad challenges, will miss Harry Maguire due to injury and Bruno Fernandes due to suspension. Additionally, they will be without Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount, and Christian Eriksen.
Liverpool has a significant historical advantage over Manchester United at Anfield, going seven matches without defeat against them at home. Moreover, they have won the last two encounters at Anfield with an aggregate scoreline of 11-0.
Manchester United has struggled against top-eight teams away from home under Erik ten Hag, failing to win in their last eight matches. Recent injuries to key players like Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw compound their defensive concerns.
Tip & Prediction
The betting odds favour Liverpool, with odds for a Liverpool win at 3/10, a draw at 9/2, and a Manchester United victory at 8/1.
The prediction is for a comfortable home win for Liverpool, with a predicted scoreline of 3-0. This prediction considers Liverpool’s strong home form and Manchester United’s difficulties this season, especially in away matches against top-tier teams.
Overall, Liverpool’s strong performance at home, along with their rested vital players and Manchester United’s recent struggles and squad challenges, make them favourites to secure a victory in this crucial Premier League matchup.