Anfield Turns into a Volcano for the Manchester United vs Liverpool DerbyPublished October 14, 2017 by Florin P
Manchester United clings on to its first place in the Premier League ahead of Liverpool match (12:30 p.m UK Time).
Liverpool was unable to capitalize on its favorite status in most games and dropped many points against weaker teams. At the same time, they managed to win most of the games played against the best teams in the Premier League. The home side hopes for a similar outcome when Manchester United comes to town, despite the fact that the visitors are in superb form.
High-Powered Offensive for Manchester United
The visitors have scored four goals in three of the last four matches and have so many options up front that opponents have a hard time defending against them. Even with five players doubtful ahead of this fixture, including three strikers, Manchester United poses serious threats.
Defensively, the Red Devils are quite strong and have managed to keep clean sheets against most teams this season. Mourinho is a pragmatic manager and realizes the importance of not dropping points against Liverpool. His approach for this match will be to take all the needed precautions to prevent the hosts from scoring. The Portuguese would gladly settle for a draw now that he has so many strikers injured.
Many Draws in Recent Head to Head Matches
Four of the last five games played by Liverpool were draws across all competitions and they also lost at home to Burnley. They have managed to score every single time, but only after the opponents took an early lead. This is something that the hosts must avoid against Manchester United because they will have a hard time coming from behind against Mourinho & Co.
Liverpool is the most successful team in the Premier League derbies, but is recently struggling on all fronts. Meanwhile, Manchester United is in great form but has plenty of strikers injured and plays defensive football on the road. Under these circumstances, the best bet is on fewer than 2.5 goals to be scored at even odds offered by bet365 Sports.