Premier League football back is back again after a week where most players have been spending time with their national sides. The big game this weekend is, of course, the game between Manchester United and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford on Sunday. Liverpool have won eight from eight so far this season and sits top of the table with eight points down to Manchester City while Manchester United sits at twelfth with only nine points. To find other best betting tips check our dedicated section.
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All this said and in mind, we still have to remember that this is probably THE most iconic fixture in the Premier League and with all the history that both these teams bring to the table, Sunday will surely be something special no matter what.
Manchester United lost against Newcastle in their last game before the international break and there were whispers already by then, that the days of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was about to be counted. The Norwegian is still in charge though, and Sunday will be his biggest test of the season. A loss against Liverpool and he is most likely heading to the Exit door.
As the situation wasn’t bad enough already Manchester United is also likely to be without first-choice keeper, David De Gea, who had to limp off for Spain against Sweden on Tuesday night. Meaning the home team will have to trust Sergio Romero in goal. Having played only two games this season, against Astana (Europa League) and Rochdale (Carabao Cup).
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On a more positive note, United are hoping to have Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka back in contention to start. But the latest information is that Paul Pogba won’t be deemed ready.
Liverpool went into the break with a last-minute-win against Leicester where James Milner converted from the spot-kick to secure a 2-1 win. That also means that Liverpool could even Manchester City’s record of 18 consecutive Premier League wins if they win on Sunday, as well as they will even Chelsea’s record of nine wins from the first nine fixtures. And at what better place could Liverpool and their fans reach those record numbers?
With Manchester United likely to be without De Gea Liverpool are on the other hand looking to have Alisson Becker back as an option. The Brazilian international, crowned goalkeeper of the year for last season, was injured on the opening day and have been side-lined for two months, but should now be fully recovered. And the feeling is that he will return to the starting line-up, even though Adrián has made the most of his time as a back-up option.
With Alisson back in the net it will give the Liverpool defence one more dimension of security and with Virgil van Dijk in front of him it’s hard to see how this Manchester United team should be able to punish Liverpool.
They’ve scored nine goals from eight games, where three have been penalties, and there aren’t really any structure or plan when the Devils heads forwards.
We Trust The Rock Solid Reds
Our main pick for this game is that Liverpool will win the game at Old Trafford, but we’re also expecting them to leave with a clean sheet.
Manchester United’s only chance here will be to sit really tight and hope for their defence to grind out a 0-0 draw as they did back at the beginning of the year but this Liverpool side have shown another dimension of strength this campaign which we just can’t see how Ole’s boys shall cope with.
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Liverpool To Win can be backed at 3/4 which we think is a really good bet for the weekend but to add even more value we are also backing Liverpool To Win To Nil at 11/5.
A win for Liverpool should mean that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is having his last day at work and Liverpool are looking to do exactly what they did to Mourinho less than a year ago, where he had to leave the job after a 3-1 win to Liverpool at Anfield. That time with two goals from Xherdan Shaqiri.
With Alisson back in goal Liverpool should be able to field what Jürgen Klopp can refer to as the “Champions League eleven”, which played the final for the Reds in Madrid win they won their sixth European triumph at the beginning of the summer.
In front of Alisson, you’ll have Trent, van Dijk, Matip and Robertson, with Fabinho, Henderson and Wijnaldum in midfield while the front three is known well enough already.
The Liverpool team that has been built by Jürgen Klopp really looks something else this season and you can’t really argue with the fact that Sky Sport expert, Danny Mills, didn’t include a single Manchester United player when he had the chance to combine a “best eleven” with players from both teams.
You could probably argue for an in-form Pogba, but it was surely a while since we last saw ant glimpses of that.
Liverpool Will Enjoy Themselves
We expect Liverpool to dominate this game and we wouldn’t be surprised if the balloon really pops when the home team realises where this could be heading. The club needs a fresh start and a manager good enough to actually lead a team of this calibre – as long with a much better Director of Football to support that work and re-build this sleeping giant.
Liverpool will be looking to take advantage of the situation and you could also expect the home fans to turn against their own team if they see them ran over by the visitors.
We add to the feeling that Liverpool will win a keep a clean sheet with backing a Correct Score of 3-0 to Liverpool at 15/1.
The wind have changed around both of these clubs and while Liverpool will fly on Manchester United will have to re-build and re-start. And that is with a new manager on-board.
We are sorry to say it, but Sunday will most likely be the last day at the job for the “baby faces assassin”. He was used to short subs as a player, but he had probably expected more than ten months when he took this job.