Premier League: Liverpool vs Manchester United preview


Another edition of the North-West Derby, perhaps the biggest rivalry in English football, will take place at Anfield Road on Saturday when Liverpool host Manchester United. Last season's pair of Premier League meetings failed to produce a winner, the match in Liverpool ended goalless while the return fixture at Old Trafford ended 1-1. Before that, Manchester United had won four consecutive Premier League matches against Liverpool, but the Reds got their revenge in the Europa League two seasons ago as they pulled through after a 2-0 home win and a 1-1 draw in Manchester.

Liverpool are hoping to come out stronger after the international break, their season so far has been full of disappointments. They have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions, a poor streak that started with the 5-0 defeat at Manchester City at the start of September. Last time out they were held to a 1-1 draw at Newcastle despite having opened the scoring in the first half through Philippe Coutinho. Sadio Mane picked up an injury while on international duty and will be out for six weeks, while Adam Lallana, Adam Bogan and Nathaniel Clyne remain sidelined.

Manchester United are still unbeaten in all competitions since the start of the season, the only match they lost was the European Super Cup against Real Madrid before the Premier League campaign started. They are tied at the top of the table with Manchester City with six wins and a draw. Before the international break they eased past Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, it ended 4-0 with two goals from Marouane Fellaini. The Belgium international suffered a knee injury with his national team and will be out for three weeks. Paul Pogba is still out with a hamstring injury, while Michael Carrick and Phil Jones are injury doubts ahead of Saturday's game.

Probable line-ups:

Liverpool: Mignolet - Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno - Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum - Salah, Firmino, Coutinho

Man United: De Gea - Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young - Matic, Herrera - Mata, Mhkitaryan, Rashford - Lukaku

My prediction: 2-2 draw.

Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:

Liverpool win - 2.63
Draw - 3.30
Man United win - 2.63

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Members Comments

  • Bulgaria sharpe

    28/10/17

    Well, Mourinho once again went to Anfield with the only thought of not loosing the game, in the end he succeed but it was to say the least weird approach by him when United started the season so good.
    If someone should of won that one it should be the Liverpool side but some misses didn't allow them to do that, Mourinho was just lucky not to loose that one, not a tactical genius - just lucky.

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