Manchester United - Liverpool Betting Preview: United's star man to strike first for his side

It's another test for David Moyes tonight as he welcomes Brendan Rodgers side to Old Trafford, our tipster thinks Wayne Rooney can score first for his side
More pressure was heaped on David Moyes on Sunday afternoon as Manchester United were taken apart by rivals Manchester City, who came out 4-1 winners in the league fixture.

With Chelsea, City and Liverpool already played in the league, it's been a tough start for the former Everton manager and tonight will be no different, with Liverpool visiting Manchester and Luis Suarez making his return after his ban.

United come into this match needing a victory. Moyes has failed to beat one of the top clubs he's faced this season and if he is unable to lead United into the next round tonight, more questions will be asked.

With United hosting West Brom at the weekend, expect Moyes to play a full strength team in this Capital One Cup match.

Robin Van Persie will be another big miss for United, but with Wayne Rooney finding form, he should lead the line for United. Paddy Power price them as favourites at 5/4 (2.25) to win in 90 minutes.  

Liverpool were shocked at the weekend with Southampton coming to Anfield and claiming all three points with a 1-0 victory.

Brendan Rodgers' side had started the season in fine form, winning their first four competitive matches, but a draw to Swansea which was followed by that Southampton result, has seen them slip in recent weeks.

With Liverpool looking to get back winning ways, they will be delighted to welcome back Suarez for this massive clash between two rivals.

Paddy Power price the visitors at 23/10 (3.30), with the draw also being priced at 23/10 (3.30).

With the both teams to score bet and over 2.5 goals both a little too short to back, it's worth taking a look at the goalscorer market to find a bet worth backing.

Wayne Rooney has really stepped up for United over the last few weeks, scoring against Crystal Palace, Bayer Leverkusen and Man City. With van Persie missing again, he will be United's main man and the bet of him to net United's first goal at 7/2 (4.50) with Paddy Power seems like a fantastic price.

This bet would have paid out in United's last two matches and offers solid returns without the risk of the first goalscorer market.

Wayne Rooney to score United's first goal at 7/2 (4.50) 1pt stake with Paddy Power

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