Liverpool-Manchester United Betting Preview: Red Devils to come out on top in explosive game

After Notts County tested the Reds in midweek, Brendan Rodgers’ men welcome the Champions to Anfield with our tipster backing the away side to take the spoils

One of the biggest games of the year kicks off on Sunday as Manchester United travel to Liverpool in the Premier League. The rivalry between the fans and players constantly makes the headline, with a fiery encounter pretty much guaranteed.

Liverpool come into this match after a frustrating match in the Capital One Cup midweek. Despite Brendan Rodgers men leading 2-0 at home, Notts County staged an unlikely comeback and scored two to take the game into extra-time. With the Reds down to 10 men due to injuries, they fought hard against a resilient County side to eventually qualify with two extra-time goals. Liverpool have had a great start to the League campaign, winning against Stoke and Aston Villa to sit in second position in the league. bet365 price the home side at 13/8 (2.63) to take all three points.

Manchester United come into this match having had the week off. United last played on Monday against Chelsea where both sides cancelled each out in a 0-0 draw. Although David Moyes’ men shaded it on possession and shots, they just couldn’t find that all important goal. This result followed an exceptional win against Swansea away on the opening day of the season. A Robin van Persie-inspired performance saw the champions win 4-1. bet365 price them at 15/8 (2.88) to win the match on Sunday. The same firm has the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

With Liverpool’s injury list being added to after their midweek cup tie, they are struggling for numbers in defence, with Raheem Sterling finishing the game playing right-back against Notts County. With Manchester United fresh, the price of them to win at 15/8 (2.88) is tough to ignore. Moyes will be keen to get his first major scalp for United and there are no doubts it would be sweet against Liverpool for the former Everton manager. United have won the last three meetings between the sides and expect them to keep that run going.

For those looking for more value, backing the correct score to be 2-1 to United at 10/1 (11.00) is hugely tempting. Had you backed this result in their last three meetings then the bet would have paid out. This is certainly worth a small investment.

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