Manchester United vs Liverpool Predictions and Betting Tips
Manchester United vs Liverpool Key Stats:
- Liverpool have covered the -1 corner handicap in seven out of eight league matches this term.
- Liverpool have won 75 corners in just nine Premier League fixtures this season.
- Mohamed Salah has scored in each of his last six league appearances for Liverpool.
- Liverpool have scored at least three times in each of their last four Premier League away fixtures.
Chaotic United hard to analyse
Manchester United produced a stirring comeback on Wednesday evening against Atalanta in the Champions League, surging back from two goals down to beat Lea Dea 3-2 in front of a rapturous Old Trafford crowd.
However, beneath the euphoria, the old worries remain and United once again looked chaotic tactically and technically – just like they’ve done for much of the campaign so far.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has an embarrassment of riches at his disposal, though picking a balanced team is proving tough. United remain far too easy for opponents to slice through and they will need to crank up their aggression and work rate to stand a chance of matching a top-class Liverpool team on Sunday.
Liverpool look formidable
Liverpool’s sensational start to the 2021/22 campaign continued in midweek when they battled their way to a 3-2 win at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League – pushing their early unbeaten run to 12 games in the process.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have looked back to their best this season and Mohamed Salah is the most potent protagonist in what has been a terrifyingly prolific frontline alongside Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
The title-hopefuls have scored a staggering 22 goals in just eight Premier League assignments so far and the Merseysiders will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of facing a United backline that has looked alarmingly brittle.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Predictions
Just about any positive bet in Liverpool’s direction this weekend looks a solid choice, though we’re choosing to take an alternative track through the secondary markets for Sunday, where backing the Reds in the -1.0 corner handicap market appeals.
Liverpool have been winning an eye-watering number of corners this term, indeed, their 75 corners so far makes them the leaders in that metric and they have beaten the -1 handicap in all but one of their Premier League tussles so far.
Elsewhere, it’s difficult to look past Mohamed Salah in the anytime goalscorer stakes and the Egyptian is available at even money to make his mark for the seventh straight Premier League fixture.
Salah has scored three times in his last two visits to Old Trafford combined and the 29-year-old is in the form of his life at present.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 22, 2021
Manchester United vs Liverpool team news
Manchester United team news
Raphael Varane is still sidelined for United, while the Red Devils also have injury worries over Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, Fred and Marcus Rashford. Paul Pogba will hope to return to the XI after he was benched against Atalanta in midweek.
Liverpool team news
Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones are both out for Liverpool, while Divock Origi and Thiago are both considered doubtful. Naby Keita could drop out of midfield this weekend, with Fabinho expected to make his return.
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