Manchester United vs Liverpool Odds Preview
10/20/19, 16:30 PM Kick-Off (BST)
2019/20 Premier League Season, Week 9
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Liverpool Odds Against Manchester United
The second international break of the season has come to an end, and you know what that means… Premier League football is back!
And what a game to come back to; the most historic fixture in English football history, Manchester United versus Liverpool. The two biggest titans in English history face off in what is Liverpool’s greatest ever period in Premier League history and Manchester United’s worst.
Liverpool comes into the game on the back of eight straight wins, and eight points ahead of Manchester City in second place. A win at Old Trafford would equal Manchester City’s Premier League record of 18 wins in a row and what a stage to do it on.
Manchester United is in their worst form since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and it doesn’t seem to be coming to an end. The fact that United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is overseeing the failure makes it just that little bit worse for United fans.
United’s away form has been dismal dating back to last season. Their last away win in the Premier League came in February earlier this year when they defeated Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park.
With Liverpool’s red-hot form coupled with United’s troubles that have left with just two wins this season, sportsbooks’ odds on a Liverpool win on Sunday open at -137, making them favorites. Man United’s odds of defeating the unbeaten Liverpool open at +350. Odds of a tie open at +350, according to sportsbooks.
Head-to-Head record between Liverpool and Manchester United
Manchester United lead the all-time head-to-head record with 88 wins compared to Liverpool’s 76 wins. In recent years, the two teams have been difficult to separate. In their last six fixtures in the Premier League, there have been four ties, one win for United and one win for Liverpool which came last season at Anfield.
Even in their worst times, United have always been able to play up to Liverpool and the Reds shouldn’t take this game for granted as United can be dangerous on any given day.
However, Liverpool’s confidence is at an all-time high coming into this game while United are devoid of anything of the sort. There has already been chatter about the security of Solskjaer’s job and whether United will go for former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, who’s currently on a sabbatical.
This is already a must-win for United, but they’ll do good to just get a tie out of this game.
They’ve scored just nine goals this season and with Anthony Martial still out with injury, United are short on attacking options and they come up against the league’s best defense which has conceded just six goals this season and the European Goalkeeper of the Year Alisson Becker returning from injury, United are in for a long day on Sunday.