Liverpool’s last six visits to Manchester United in all competitions have ended in defeat but Old Trafford has been far less of a fortress for the champions this term and with David Moyes’s men a full eleven points adrift of the Reds in sixth, Brendan Rodgers’s troops will have few better chances to head back down the East Lancs Road with a maximum haul.
United however, are Stan James’s 6/4 favourites for the points while Liverpool are BetVictor’s 2/1 outsiders and it’s 13/5 at bet365 for the spoils to be shared, a wager that always tends to be popular when heavyweights collide.
Nevertheless, this fixture is historically conclusive, the pair having been inseparable just once in 20 meetings at either team’s stadium and although the Reds are likely to attract cash at 21/20 in William Hill’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market, their form is strong enough to warrant backing them to prevail.
Bet365 chalk Rodgers’s side up at 15/4 to triumph by a one-goal margin, they’re 4/1 courtesy of BetVictor to be in front at the end of each half, as they were when the Reds edged the duo’s Anfield scrap in September 1-0, a result that’s 11/1 via Winner.com to repeated here.
Daniel Sturridge meanwhile took just four minutes to break the deadlock in that reverse fixture and with a dozen goals in as many games for club and country he stands out at 6/1 (Paddy Power) to break the deadlock.