Liverpool v Manchester United Tips, Odds and Betting Offers, Premier League, Saturday 14th October 2017
The Premier League returns from the international break with a bang as Manchester United head to Liverpool. How will Jose Mourinho’s side fare in their first big test of the season? The Red Devils may be leading the way at the top of the table, but this match will tell us if they’re genuine contenders for the title, following their favourable start to the season. Can Jurgen Klopp’s side get a result?
Manchester United may be leading the way in the Premier League, but they’re second favourites for this clash. Liverpool are 6/4 favourites with Betfair, with Coral (£20 free bet) pricing up United at 9/5. You can back the draw at 12/5 with BetVictor, which seems like decent value given these two have a recent history of draws between them.
Manchester United are a side who tend to draw these big clashes, especially with Jose Mourinho in charge. He’s likely to go with a more restricted approach in this game, the late rampaging from their forwards will be put on hold, unless they find themselves behind. Given how big a test this is for the Red Devils, we can see them playing on the back foot a little more.
Mourinho will know that Liverpool suit sides coming at them, so expect to see a solid display from his team this weekend. United will know that they will get opportunities if they are patient, especially with this Liverpool defence returning from the international break, on top of their already considerable problems.
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Liverpool’s strength is in attack, although they’ve been missing a few too many chances of late. They should see a lot of the ball against a defensive minded United side, and they should be able to create some openings. This is a huge step up for the Red Devils, who have been mowing through league opposition and they’ve been handed a straightforward Champions League group. We expect United to concede in their toughest test so far, but this Liverpool defence really struggle for clean sheets. We’re backing both teams to score as our main tip here, at odds of 4/6 with Betfred.
Liverpool’s task at the back is even harder with Romelu Lukaku in excellent form, with the Belgian scoring for fun in the Premier League and in World Cup qualifiers for his nation. He’s hit 11 goals in his last nine matches, and that record should see him punish the Reds, who have been conceding guilt edged chances to poor opposition. We’re going for the Belgian to score anytime at 31/21 with 888Sport, which looks like excellent value given his great start to life at Old Trafford.