Coming up this weekend, we have Manchester United vs Liverpool, one of the biggest derbies in the world. The two teams are coming to this event in different moods. While Liverpool tops the table and knows nothing but winning, United is struggling badly. This might even be the last game for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the manager of the Red Devils if he doesn’t post a victory. All in all, we are ahead one fierce battle in which neither side wants to lose. Not only because of the points, but also due to reputation and prestige.

Preview

United simply has to win. Right now, they are sitting 12th in the standings with just 9 points in eight matches. Plus, in the latest three Premiership fixtures, the Red Devils haven’t won. The atmosphere in the locker room is not so great either, as some of the players, primarily Paul Pogba, want to leave. Now, about the games, we have to point out that United plays low-efficient football. Nine of the latest 10 matches ended with under 2.5 scores, and that is mostly because Solskjaer’s team struggles with productivity. Marcus Rashford and the rest of the guys up front are playing below every expectation, and the departure of Romelu Lukaku now looks like a bad decision, especially when we see that United has massive issues with injured players. Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba, all of them are questionable. The same goes for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Phil Jones, while Eric Bailly won’t play.

Meanwhile, Liverpool is 8 from 8 since the beginning of the campaign, and the Reds are looking unstoppable at the moment. Jurgen Klopp created machinery which destroys everything in front of it. The sole defeat of the reigning European champions in the recent 10 contests came in Naples against Napoli in one UCL match. Do have in mind that four out of previous five away games L’Pool played saw both teams not to score, although they play attractive and attacking-minded football. It is very important that unlike the home team, Klopp’s side doesn’t have too many problems with injuries. Apart from Alisson and Shaqiri who are sidelined for a long time, there aren’t any problems for the German manager.

Head to Head

Historically looking at this rivalry, United has a better record. The Red Devils recorded 88 wins, Liverpool has 76, while 66 matches ended without a winner. But United has just one triumph over the previous nine clashes. During the 2018/19 season, we saw a goalless draw at the Old Trafford, while Liverpool won the first fixture at Anfield with 3-1.

Prediction

Although United has a home ground advantage, which is a huge factor in England, we believe that Liverpool is much closer to win this one. In situations like this one, the home crowd will create more of a pressure on the Reds Devils than on the visitors. Because of this, we are going to suggest betting on the Reds, who are pretty hot at the moment. BetXChange’s offer for the guests’ victory sits at 0.67. If you doubt that, then we shall move on to efficiency. A game like this one requires a certain dose of caution, and do know that both Solskjaer and Klopp aren’t going to overexpose themselves too much. It is why a moderate number of goals, 2 or 3, looks realistic here. For that, BetXChange has prepared an even better proposal. The odds are 0.97, which is in our opinion a fantastic deal.

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