Manchester Utd v Liverpool Betting Preview
Manchester United have done the double over Liverpool in the Premier League this season but Jurgen Klopp’s men took their revenge in the first leg of their Europa League, last 16 tie at Anfield last week and it will take a massive effort from the Red Devils to rescue the situation at Old Trafford.
There was no fluke about the victory of Liverpool on Merseyside. Goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino were reward for a dominant performance by Jurgen Klopp’s team and they would probably already have been out of sight but for David De Gea.
United now haven’t won in three and were lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against West Ham in the FA Cup on Sunday – Liverpool are no longer involved in that competition and had the weekend off.
Is it right that van Gaal is placing so much on the young shoulders of Marcus Rashford? The 18-year-old looks a fine prospect but needs time to mature. United’s academy manager Nicky Butt is unhappy that the teenager is already been talked of in terms of the full England side but, with Wayne Rooney still injured, United are short of an out-and-out striker.
United are 6/4 to grab a victory in our Full Time Result betting with Liverpool at 9/5. But the draw makes more appeal at 9/4 with Klopp generally setting his team up not to concede in away games in Europe – United probably don’t have the firepower to blow away well-organised sides at present.
I can still see both teams scoring in this one at 3/4. Correct Score fans will be looking closely at 1-1 (available at 4/1). Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has warned his team-mates that the job is only half-done but the away side hold all the aces after the first leg and should complete that job at Old Trafford.
The match kicks off at 8.05pm on Thursday, March 17 at Old Trafford
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