Match Preview: Manchester United vs. Liverpool

The last time that Manchester United and Liverpool met, their highly competitive match ended in a scoreless stalemate. Will these two settle for a mere point again?

 

Manchester United currently enjoys a nine-match winning streak, something that could have given them a better rank if not for the inconsistencies that they have shown in their previous matches. So far, this is one of the best runs that they have recorded since Jose Mourinho was appointed as their new manager.

 

In addition to their winning streak, the Red Devils have also scored an average of two goals in their last six matches. For now, it is quite easy to say that Jose Mourinho and his men will dominate this game considering their impressive performance. Indeed, United (2.10) is the heavy favorite, but it is less likely for them to score more than two goals in this encounter, much more to keep a clean sheet.

 

Eric Bailly is out to support his squad in the African Cup of Nation, which means that they have to look for ways to improve their defence. As for Liverpool, this is something that they want to exploit.

 

The Reds also sport an impressive form. Like their opponent, they are also undefeated in their last six matches. But the difference is that two of their last sixencounters resulted in a draw.

 

These are not ordinary draws for they shared points with the struggling teams in the league such as West Ham United and Sunderland.

 

In this match, it remains unsure if Philippe Coutinho is a 100% fit to play in this encounter. Sadio Mane, who is one of their scoring machines is also out to join Baily in the African Cup of Nation tournament.

 

Yet, despite these concerns, the Reds will most likely to step up its defence. Thus, it is only fitting to go for an under 2 bet (2.79) here. The match is expected to yield a 1-0 (8.15) result.

 

 

 

Date: 15 January 2017

Venue: Old Trafford

 

*All odds may change without prior notice

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