Manchester United Welcomes Liverpool in a Classic Premier League DerbyPublished January 15, 2017 by Florin P
Liverpool’s place on the podium is in danger ahead of Manchester United clash at the Old Trafford (4:00 p.m UK Time).
Manchester United is enjoying its lengthiest winning streak in many years. They are highly motivated to extend it against Liverpool, in a match that can help them overtake three teams. At Old Trafford they were invincible for most of the season and lost a single match. Liverpool is also in good form and it’s no coincidence that they sit in the second place, just five points behind Chelsea.
Eight Victories in a Row for Manchester United
The fans were puzzled by their team’s inability to score despite possessing so many quality strikers. This is no longer a concern for them, after Ibrahimovic stepped up and the other offensive players started to do their part. With none of them injured or suspended ahead of this fixture, the hosts can be optimistic and play offensive football. There are few clubs out there who can afford to use this strategy against Liverpool
Manchester United has won half of the 84 games played at home against their archrivals. Under normal circumstances, a draw would not be regarded as a bad result, but this time they can’t settle for a point. They are in desperate need of points if they are to keep their bit for the Premier League title or alive.
Liverpool Shows Unexpected Weakness
Back-to-back draws are eroding the confidence of Liverpool players and fans alike. What is even more frustrating is that they were prevented from winning by two mediocre teams who defended for 90 minutes. To make matters even worse, Sunderland scored twice against them on the road, to highlight the defensive weakness.
Manchester United will not hold back and punters should consider the odds of 3/5 on the host to prevail. At this value, bet365 is also willing to reimburse players if the game ends undecided, so this is truly an irresistible proposition.