Manchester United staged a remarkable comeback to overcome Crystal Palace on Monday evening to cement their place in the top four, while Liverpool have won eight of their last 10 matches the Premier League.
This fixture always brings hostility and nervousness to each set of fans, but even more so this year with both clubs eyeing to finish the season strong in second place.
A win for Jurgen Klopp’s men will mean they leapfrog the Red Devils into second, while United have the chance to extend their lead over the visitors to five points. It is a crucial game in the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon.
Liverpool come into this game as slight outsiders for what looks a finely balanced tie with dabblebet pricing the Reds at 7/4 (2.75) to claim the three points.
Jose Mourinho’s team have only won three of their last five in the league, but they are available at 17/10 (2.70) to come out on top in this game. A draw, which seems a likely scenario, is chalked up at 9/4 (3.25).
Manchester United will be without the usual four players through injury, while Anthony Martial remains a doubt after missing the clash against Crystal Palace.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to first team training, but it is unlikely that the Swede will make the bench in such an important fixture. Eric Bailly is set to make his first start for the club since November of last year.
Klopp rotated his team considerably for the match against Porto, so it is expected that Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold will return to the starting XI against United.
Andrew Robertson, Liverpool’s flying left back, missed the midweek fixture and remains a doubt for the visit to Old Trafford. Klopp seemed confident, however, when assessing Jordan Henderson’s chances of making the team, even if the England international did suffer a dead leg against the Portuguese leaders.
Both teams to score
Manchester United have scored at least two goals in their last three home matches, while Liverpool have mirrored that in 11 of their last 12 games; it is why both teams to score looks such an attractive offer, being priced at 8/13 (1.62) with dabblebet.
They have scored the second and third most amount of goals in the Premier League this season, and so it is expected that both teams will find themselves on the scoresheet.
Preview and predictions
While these two teams have been picking up plenty of victories, the last time either team won this fixture was in January 2016, over two years ago.
dabbletbet’s offer of a draw and under 2.5 goals at 3/1 (4.00) looks enticing and could be the winner in this fixture.
In the last four matches between these two clubs, they have all finished under 2.5 goals and a sharing of the spoils. Mourinho is likely to set his team up defensively with the view of not losing, just as he does in most big games.
Liverpool might be undefeated in their last five against the Red Devils, but they have not won at Old Trafford in just under four years.