Manchester United vs Liverpool
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
An age-old rivalry is being renewed once again, with serious implications at stake. The Reds need this win to keep their momentum going, and to hold the advantage in the title-race against Manchester City. The Devils meanwhile, will go all-out against the potential champions in order to revive their season. It’s make-or-break time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Head-to-head (h2h)
- The previous two wins sided with Jurgen Klopp’s men.
- The Red Devils conceded thrice or more in two of the last three clashes.
- Spoils were shared in a 0-0 draw in the most recent encounter.
- The last league win the guests recorded at this venue came back in 2014.
- Five of the former six meetings had goals at either end of the pitch.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Prediction
The reigning European champions have been on fire since the start of the season, and they seem determined to put an end to their three-decade-long wait for PL glory. They have won every single tie so far, and recently it has been coming in dramatic fashion as well. Case in point – James Milner’s 90+5th-minute winner against Leicester.
At present, Klopp’s men hold an eight-point advantage over the defending Premier League title-holders, and knowing Pep’s men to pick up pace in the latter half of the campaign, Liverpool should distance as much as they can from the Citizens.
This Old Trafford trip will be a great indicator as to answer the question of whether Jordan Henderson and his boys are equipped to deal with the immense pressure that is demanded for a PL triumph.
As things stand, contrary to previous many years, United is on the decline, while the ones from Anfield are possibly enjoying one of their best stints of the decade.
They have won 12 of their prior 13 overall games, and five of the last six on the road. On the other hand, their opposite number is winless in the preceding five fixtures and had just two wins from the last ten attempts. Moreover, they had conceded the prior two wins in h2h clashes to Liverpool while conceding three or more goals in those games.
As such, count on a tough-fought win for the visitors. Since this game takes place at the Theatre of Dreams, the hosts do hold some leeway. And therefore, a goal-riot cannot be expected. The likely outcome is for the guests to sweat it out the pitch for a single goal, and then hold on to the lead with the aid of their stupendous defense.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Liverpool to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Correct Score: 0-1, in favor of Liverpool @ 8.50 (15/2).