Manchester United vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019
Kick-Off at 14:05 UK / 15:05 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
A real buzz is expected on Sunday afternoon when Manchester United and Liverpool battle each other in a mouth-watering North-West derby at Old Trafford.
The rivalry between these two sides is massive and stakes will be sky-high for this occasion given both outfits are in massive need for points.
The Red Devils broke into the top-four in the league ladder after an amazing thread of eight wins and a draw in last nine Premier League affairs.
This is also Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s league record as Man Utd manager. It is interesting to note that the Norwegian coach took charge of Manchester United just after the team suffered a 3-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield (Mourinho’s last game in charge).
The visitors, on the other side, need spoils to stay on top of Manchester City who moved lock on points with them taking advantage of some unexpected slip-ups from Jurgen Klopp and his troops.
Manchester United vs Liverpool: Head-to-head
Inter-city rivals are set to lock horns for 176th time on Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have a positive record with 69 wins to Liverpool’s 58.
There were at least three goals scored in each of last three H2H encounters.
The Red Devils were dominant in the history of North-West derbies played at Old Trafford (43 wins to Liv’pool’s 17).
Manchester United vs Liverpool: Prediction
United may have lost their Champions League tie against PSG 0-2 at home, but they quickly recovered beating Chelsea 0-2 on Monday at Stamford Bridge to advance into the FA Cup quarter-final. They won three of past four games in all competitions without conceding a single goal in these victories.
Liverpool will also come into the match off the back of two straight clean sheets. They dispatched injury-crippled Bournemouth 3-0 two weeks ago, while they played a goalless draw in the first leg of the Champions League R16 tie against German champions Bayern Munich at Anfield.
Since both teams were fairly tough to break down lately and since the match has a massive importance for both managers, we expect a low-scoring affair. Under 2.5 goals FT is a must-take bet at 2.10, while we also fancy Manchester United not to lose at 1.66.
Manchester United vs Liverpool: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10)
Manchester United or Draw @ 1.66 (4/6).