Betting Preview: Manchester United vs Liverpool

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  • CompetitionPremier League
  • Date and TimeOct 20 2019 15:30
  • VenueOld Trafford

Match Preview

Update: David de Gea looks likely to miss this fixture as he walked off injured in Spain’s draw with Sweden on Tuesday. Luckily for Manchester United, Sergio Romero is probably the best number 2 in the Premier League.

This is a huge game for both of these teams, for very different reasons. Regardless of the contrasting starts that these teams have made to the season, this fixture is one of the biggest matches every season for both Manchester United and Liverpool. A fierce rivalry that has produced some classic Premier League matches in the past. For decades, the dominant team in England and in this fixture was Manchester United, but times are changing. It’s the home side that comes into this fixture as the underdog and their rivals that are chasing that elusive first Premier League title. This should be a fascinating game.

  • H2H Comparison

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    Win %
  • 1.75
    Scored PG
  • 0.75
    Conceded PG
  • 50%
    Clean Sheet %
  • 1.75
    Points PG
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When Liverpool play, we usually see goals. There have been 3 or more goals in 7/8 of their opening Premier League fixtures this season. As mentioned previously, Manchester United rarely scores more than once. Could this be the game when that changes? Maybe, but probably not. Marcus Rashford looks lost down the middle and it’s hard to imagine Pereira, Greenwood, Mata or James offering something van Dijk or Matip can not handle.

Away from home, Liverpool has conceded 2 goals across 4 games, with both coming in the second half of those games. Manchester United’s home form is much better than their away showing, so take that into account when making a prediction. They have conceded 3 goals in their opening 4 home games, keeping clean sheets against Leicester and Chelsea.

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  • Home Win
  • Draw
  • Away Win
  • Over 2.5 Goals
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Liverpool is the form team in England, winning all of their Premier League games so far. In truth, it doesn’t feel like they have truly hit their stride. It sounds crazy, considering they will be nine for nine if they beat Manchester United on Sunday, but recent fixtures against Leicester and Sheffield United needed a stroke of luck to get them over the line.

Manchester United don’t just need a win, they need a performance. Since beating Chelsea on the opening day, they have won just 1/7 games played. This is the worst-ever start to a Premier League season for a Manchester United side. Last time out they lost at Newcastle and before that, they drew with Arsenal at home in a game with very little quality.

Shockingly, Manchester United has not scored more than once in a game since that opening day fixture against Chelsea. Their problem this season has been lack of creativity, with key players out injured and those selected to play severely underperforming. Marcus Rashford looks a shadow of the player that burst onto the scene in 2016 and Paul Pogba – when he plays – looks lost in a midfield that has come up short this season in terms of creative qualities.

  • Last Five Games

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    Win Percentage
  • 0.60
    Point Per Game
  • 0.40
    Scored Per Game
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    Conceded Per Game
  • Manchester United Results

  • (A) Newcastle United
  • (A) AZ
  • (H) Arsenal
  • (H) Rochdale
  • (A) West Ham United
  • Liverpool Results

  • (H) Leicester City
  • (H) Salzburg
  • (A) Sheffield United
  • (A) Milton Keynes Dons
  • (A) Chelsea
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Head To Head

In the past 5 meetings, it’s Liverpool that has the upper hand. They have won 2/5, with 2/5 games ending in 0-0 draws and the last victory for Manchester United against Liverpool coming back in March 2018, when Marcus Rashford scored twice.

The last meeting, due to Jose Mourinho and his incredible desire to “not lose” that game, finished 0-0. However, in the previous 16 meetings, 13 games have seen a goal scored. They’re not usually high-scoring though with just 56% of previous meetings seeing 3 or more goals being scored. Compare this to another Premier League rivalry such as Arsenal vs Tottenham where there have been 2 or more goals in 83% of recent meetings.

  • Last Meetings

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    24 Feb, 2019
  • 3
    16 Dec, 2018
  • 1
    28 Jul, 2018
  • 2
    10 Mar, 2018
  • 0
    14 Oct, 2017
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