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EPL feature: Manchester United vs. Liverpool – betting guide

Fri, Mar 14, 12:22pm by Clarinda Campbell

Manchester United vs. LiverpoolMatch: Manchester United ($2.50), Draw ($3.30), Liverpool ($2.87) – EPL Week 30
When/Where: 12:30am (AEST), Monday March 17 at Old Trafford
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THE north-west derby is one of the most popular matches on the soccer calendar – the history between the two sides is truly remarkable.

Liverpool travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United. Plenty is at stake with United fighting to keep its hopes of playing in the Champion League next season alive. Liverpool need the points to stay firmly ensconced in the top four.

  • Manchester United has won eight of the last nine EPL home games against Liverpool.
  • Liverpool have scored 47 first half goals this season, one more than Manchester United have scored in total.
  • Manchester United has six wins at home and Liverpool has six wins away.
  • Liverpool has the two highest goal scorers in the competition; Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
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Manchester United vs. Liverpool prediction

A win for sixth-placed United will give them a glimmer of hope on making a top four finish and securing a Champions League spot next season. It should be buoyed by the fact that it is undefeated in its last four matches.

A concern for United coming into the match is that it has only managed one home win and a draw against top-seven opposition, having lost to Newcastle, Everton and Tottenham at Old Trafford.

Liverpool is yet to lose an away game in 2014 and is currently second on the ladder. Boasting the two highest goal-scorers in the competition, it is a formidable opponent at the best of times.

The Manchester United backline doesn’t look equipped to deal with the pace of Liverpool’s attack, particularly Nemanja Vidic. Patrice Evra has also had defensive lapses this season. Phil Jones will be left to shoulder the heavy burden of trying to protect the goalkeeper.

I am tipping Liverpool to be too good for Manchester United.

Head-to-head betting odds & free tips

Manchester United head-to-head: $2.50
Liverpool head-to-head: $2.87 with sportsbet.com.au (better then $2.80 at sportingbet.com.au)
Draw: $4.00

As United are playing at Old Trafford they’ve opened as the favourites in head-to-head betting. Both sides are better than even money in this market. I’ve tipped a Liverpool win at $2.87 with sportsbet.com.au.

Handicap betting

Manchester United (-1): $4.50
Handicap Draw (-1): $4.20
Liverpool (+1): $1.50 with centrebet.com

Liverpool is tipped for the win so the one goal advantage works for this market.

W-D-W & both to score

Manchester United: $4.15
Draw: $4.20
Liverpool: $4.80 with IASbet.com

The defence of both sides isn’t their biggest asset so I am tipping both sides will score. Along with the predicted Liverpool win, you can get $4.80 on Liverpool to win and both to score.

Anytime goal-scorer

Daniel Sturridge has scored in his last two EPL games for Liverpool against Manchester United. Robin Van Persie has scored six goals in his last seven matches against Liverpool.

Sturridge is $2.50 with centrebet.com to score a goal at anytime and Van Persie is $2.30 with sportsbet.com.au.


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