Liverpool v Manchester United Betting: Dodgy defences make goals the best bet

With neither side looking particularly convincing at the back this season, Al Hain-Cole expects Klopp's free-scoring side to help ensure an entertaining clash at Anfield

One of the highlights of the Premier League calendar takes place on Monday night, as Liverpool welcome rivals Manchester United to Anfield.
Coming into the clash on the back of a five-game winning streak, Jurgen Klopp’s men are 6/5 (2.20) favourites with bet365 to move level on points with leaders Manchester City by coming out on top once again here.
However, the Red Devils have emerged victorious in each of the last four league meetings between the teams and are on offer at 13/5 (3.60) to maintain that dominance with another win in this one.

The teams shared a 1-1 draw when they last met in March's Europa League encounter, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Despite their poor recent record against their old enemy, the Reds will approach this match more confident than ever of taking home the bragging rights.
Looking every inch the Klopp team, Liverpool have scored more goals than any other Premier League side in the year since the German took over, hitting the back of the net 73 times in 37 fixtures.

That attacking endeavour has been particularly fruitful this campaign, as they have average just under three goals a game after nine matches in all competitions and trail leading scorers Manchester City and Arsenal by just a single strike, despite playing one game fewer in the league.
With this in mind, they will certainly fancy their chances against a backline whose only clean sheet in the last seven competitive fixtures came against a modest Zorya Luhansky side in the Europa League.

Having tried and failed to keep things tight in the 2-1 Manchester derby defeat, Jose Mourinho may instead look to punish a home defence that has looked rather shaky themselves so far this campaign, conceding in all seven of their matches so far.
All things considered, odds of 4/5 (1.80) appear generous on over 2.5 goals being scored for Liverpool’s sixth consecutive game in all competitions, as well as a fourth in five league game for United.

Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2.5pt stake with bet365