The gap is back to five points and Liverpool face what has traditionally been the toughest match of their season – a trip to Old Trafford. Right now of course it’s anything but and it’s hard to remember a time that Liverpool would be 8/11 best price to win this this fixture. It’s even stranger to think that they should probably be even shorter but that’s the situation the teams find themselves in this weekend.
The corresponding fixture last season saw a 0-0 draw but the difference between United then and now is night and day. United were on a roll at the time and despite Mourinho’s departure the tried and tested bus parking strategy was employed and did the trick. Liverpool dominated possession but only had one shot on target. That United team though had Lukaku, Pogba and De Gea in it and was full of confidence. None of those factors apply to this match.
Liverpool have been edging away results this season, winning by one goal each time aside from at Turf Moor. Given that United should park the bus and you would imagine put up a fight for this match at least that could happen here too. Although Liverpool have attacking talent in abundance the man getting most of the goals so far has been Sadio Mane and we’re backing him to open the scoring.
When push has come to shove it is his goals that have pried open teams and set Liverpool on the way to three points on many occasions this season. The bonus of Liverpool’s scoring prowess is that Mane is available at around the 9/2 mark in places due to the competition in the team. We’ll try and get 5/1 with Matchbook but this is a double delight / hat-trick heaven game with Betfred although they only offer 7/2. However, if you think United will get a hammering that might prove the way forward but due to a potentially tight match we’ll go straight up for the 5/1.
Event: Premier League – Man Utd v Liverpool
Betting Market: 1st Goalscorer
Selection(s): Sadio Mane
Published on: Oct 20, 2019 @ 04:12