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Liverpool vs Manchester United Betting Preview | 19 Jan 2020

Liverpool vs Manchester United Betting Preview | 19 Jan 2020

In what could be a mouth-watering affair this weekend, runaway leaders Liverpool will welcome their oldest foe to Anfield on Sunday afternoon as they look to extend on their unbeaten run.

Picking up a 1-0 win away at Spurs last weekend, the Reds find themselves already holding a 14-point buffer at the top of the table and comfortably have one hand on their first Premier League crown.

On the flip side, after booking their spot in the fourth round of this year’s FA Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over Wolves at Old Trafford in midweek, the Reds have landed back-to-back victories and simply have their sights set on mounting a top-four charge.

You might be interested to know, along with Liverpool dropping their own Premier League points so far this season in their 1-1 draw against United back in October, the two sides have now played out back-to-back stalemates. A similar outcome can be found priced at 15/4 with Paddy Power for this weekend.

Betting Tip: Liverpool win and under 3.5 goals – 6/5 @ 888sport

*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Liverpool’s defensive masterclass

While Tottenham may have managed to ask Liverpool some questions in North London last weekend, Jurgen Klopp’s men have continued on what is quickly becoming a famous campaign at Anfield.

Winning each of their last seven matches across all formats, the newly-crowned Club World champions hold a 14-point buffer at the top of the Premier League and have their sights set on mounting a silverware sweep.

Continuing the party atmosphere around the red half of Merseyside, there is no doubt that the former Borussia Dortmund boss will be most impressed by his side’s continued resolve at the back.

Recording another clean sheet against Spurs last time out, Liverpool have now remarkably kept six clean sheets on the bounce and are yet to concede a single strike since opening the New Year.

Also going over 600 minutes without picking the ball out of their own net at Anfield, you might be interested to know that Sunday’s hosts can be found at 11/10 with Ladbrokes to come away unscathed this weekend.

Betting Tip: Liverpool win and under 3.5 goals – 6/5 @ 888sport

*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Rashford’s injury blow

While Manchester United may have managed to come past Wolves in the FA Cup on Wednesday night, the Red Devils were hit with a major injury concern.

Head Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said his decision to play talisman Marcus Rashford “backfired” after the striker went off with a back injury.

The England international was replaced in the 80th minute after he had been on the pitch for just 16 minutes in midweek and is now seen to be a major doubt for Sunday’s trip to Anfield.

If Solskjaer is unable to call upon his starman this weekend, then there is no doubt that United’s goalscoring duties will fall on the shoulders of Anthony Martial.

Finding the net in their 4-0 win over relegation scrappers Norwich last weekend, the 24-year-old has bagged four goals in his last four Premier League appearances and can be found priced at 10/3 with William Hill to extend on that tally at Anfield.

Elsewhere, with Ashley Young inching closer to a San Siro switch, United have confirmed that defender Harry Maguire will be appointed as the new club captain.

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