MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Manchester United

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Liverpool welcome Louis van Gaal's so called army to Anfield on Sunday afternoon in what is sure to be a heated clash between the two sides. United have somehow managed to remain in the top sector of the table for the majority of the season despite some questionable performances, at the time of writing the devils remain above Klopp's side. After a hard fought draw with Arsenal though, can Liverpool get the better of Manchester United on Sunday?

Injuries

Injuries for Liverpool mean they are still unable to call upon forward Daniel Sturridge. Martin Skrtel also remains on the sidelines and although Dejan Lovren appears to be returning to fitness, the game will come too early for him.

For United, they are without Schweinsteiger who has a knee injury, Michael Carrick is also unavailable while Phil Jones will be subject to a late fitness test.

Previous Meetings

The last time the two sides met was in September last year, the game at Old Trafford wasn't exactly one to remember for Liverpool fans however Christian Benteke did score a simply stunning consolation goal. United took all three points in a 3-1 win.

The last meeting between the sides at Anfield was in March last year, I remember this well because I had to get up at 6am to go and find a bar in the centre of Cancun to watch the game. Then to top it all off Gerrard got sent off n'all, luckily I was in Mexico so I got over that monstrosity pretty quickly haha. Liverpool lost the game 2-1.

Liverpool have picked up two wins in their last five clashes with Manchester United at Anfield.

Form

At the time of writing with Saturday afternoon matches yet to be played, Liverpool find themselves 9th in the table whilst United are sitting in 6th. Importantly though, Klopp's side are just three points off United adding even more pressure to this game.

The Reds have won two out of their last five in the league, losing two and drawing one. United have won just one of their last five in the league, losing two and drawing two. Both sides have also drawn their most recent games with a scoreline of 3-3.

Stat Sandwich

  • Liverpool haven't lost in the league at Anfield in their last four games.
  • Manchester United have conceded 10 goals in their last six league games.
  • Benteke has scored in his last three games against United.

Betting

I'm not a tipster and any bets put up on the blog are usually just offers I've found interesting and may take up myself but I'd just like to take the opportunity to boast because I've given special mentions to both Ibe and Firmino in this section of the blog post recently and both went on to score. The down side is, I didn't bet on them! Haha

It's hard to predict how a Liverpool V Manchester United game is going to turn out but I am really hoping that we can take advantage of their poor form and walk away with a 2-1 win on Sunday. Odds for that with Paddy Power are 8/1.

I'm not expecting to see Benteke start tomorrow but I have a feeling he's going to get a say in the game. Odds for him to score at anytime are currently at 7/5 with Paddy Power.

Finally, as we all know these games are always heated, so I've been looking at odds for players to be sent off. Wayne Rooney is at 20/1 to be sent off but you can get odds of between 20 and 25/1 for most players on both sides.

Don't forget, if you fancy placing a bet with Paddy Power simply click the image below, sign up, put the whole £10 on one single bet and you will receive £30 free. Keep an eye on Twitter and I'll tell you what I bet on with them on Sunday!

Enjoy the match folks wherever you are watching!

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