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Manchester United vs Liverpool Betting: Predictions & Tips For Premier League Fixture

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Manchester United vs Liverpool Betting: Predictions & Tips For Premier League Fixture

Manchester United will be looking to all but secure a second-placed finish in the Premier League when they welcome bitter rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford on Thursday evening.

Thursday's meeting of English football's two most decorated clubs has taken on a must-win status for Jurgen Klopp's men as they hunt down a place in the top four.

United, on the other hand, have little to play for - with their noisy neighbours Manchester City claiming the title earlier this week.

Manchester United have lost just once in their last 15 games at Old Trafford against Liverpool
Manchester United have lost just once in their last 15 games at Old Trafford against Liverpool
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This game was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday 3 May, but its postponement due to protests by United fans led to it being squeezed into the calendar - just 48 hours after United's defeat by Leicester City on Tuesday.

United have lost just once in their last 15 games at Old Trafford against Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp has yet to savour a victory at the Theatre of Dreams.

A win here would leave the Reds four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and six adrift of Leicester City with a game in hand.

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However, a defeat would pretty much kill off their hopes with just three more Premier League games to play.

Manchester United vs Liverpool betting tips

Manchester United are 15/8 to win, with Liverpool priced at 13/10 to come away with the victory. A draw is priced at 13/5.

Prediction: 1-1

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There has been nothing between these great rivals of late, with the last ten meetings producing two wins apiece and six draws.

Because of its immense, fierce derby history, this is a game that is often hyped up by fans too much.

For that reason, we expect this to end in a bore draw.

Half-Time/Full-Time: Draw/Draw 5/1

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The reverse fixture ended 0-0, which is the most common outcome when United and Liverpool get together.

Another stalemate could be on the cards this evening, too.

To score first: Edinson Cavani 9/2

Edinson Cavani has really come into his own in recent weeks after a slow start, scoring eight times in his last eight appearances and should start on Thursday after rotation forced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to leave him on the bench against Leicester.

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The Uruguayan has played against Liverpool six times in his career but failed to score against them, a record he will surely look to rectify as he aims to strike for the fifth start in a row in all competitions in a United shirt.

Edinson Cavani has scored eight times in his last eight appearances
Edinson Cavani has scored eight times in his last eight appearances

Request A Bet: Luke Shaw & Fabinho to be carded 12/1

Yellow cards are a feature almost any time these two teams meet and this clash should be no different.

Luke Shaw has already been carded on 12 occasions in all competitions this season and looks a strong contender to find his name in the referee's book once again when he goes up against Mohamed Salah.

Luke Shaw could find himself in the referee's book when he goes up against Mohamed Salah
Luke Shaw could find himself in the referee's book when he goes up against Mohamed Salah

Elsewhere, Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has also been a regular receiver of cautions, with no Reds player picking up more than him in the Premier League this season.

The Brazilian has also been shown a yellow in three of his last four games against United.

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Manchester United vs Liverpool head-to-head results

Manchester United and Liverpool have met a total of 232 times in the Premier League with the Red Devils narrowly coming out on top with the most victories.

Manchester United wins: 89

Liverpool wins: 77

Draws: 68

Last meeting: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United (17/01/2021)

Manchester United team news

Harry Maguire is sidelined for United after he sustained ankle ligament damage against Aston Villa and watched from the stands against Leicester on Tuesday.

Anthony Martial and Phil Jones remain out for United, while Daniel James has missed recent matches.

Liverpool team news

Liverpool will be without centre-back Ozan Kabak and midfielders James Milner and Naby Keita as none of the trio have recovered from the knocks which kept them out of Saturday's win over Southampton.

Klopp has expressed his confidence in fielding the relatively-inexperienced central-defensive partnership of Nat Phillips and 20-year-old Rhys Williams, who kept a clean sheet against Saints.

Captain Jordan Henderson will not play for the club again this season as he continues his comeback from groin surgery.

Topics: Liverpool, Manchester United, Premier League

Robert Mann
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