Premier League Sunday 24th October 2021

Manchester United v Liverpool 16:30

– Met 176 timesin the league, Man Utd 68, Draws 50, Liverpool 58

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Man Utd 2-4 Liverpool

– Liverpool took 4 points off Man Utd in the league last season

– 7 of the last 12 head-to-heads (all comps) ended in DRAWS

– The 10 of the last 14 head-to-heads (all comps) went UNDER 2.5 GOALS

– Both teams scored in 6 of the last 10 head-to-heads

– 3 of the last 6 head-to-heads at Old Trafford ended 1-1

– Man Utd are unbeaten in 6 of their last 7 repeat fixtures vs Liverpool

– Liverpool have lost just 2 of their last 13 vs Man Utd (all comps)

– Both teams scored in 7 of the last 10 head-to-heads at Old Trafford

– Salah (Liverpool) has scored 4 goals in the last 4 head-to-heads

As we head into ‘week 9’ in the Premier League we’ve one of the seasons highlights for many football fans as old rivals Manchester United and Liverpool lock horns at Old Trafford.

The 2019-20 Champions, Liverpool has certainly hit the ground running this season after failing to defend their title last term. The Reds are the only top-flight side yet to lose a league game with 5 wins and 3 draws.

In contrast, United have had a bit of a stuttered start to their league campaign, with 4 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats, including last time out against Leicester.

Therefore, it’s no surprise to see the match betting favouring Liverpool at 2.20, the Draw 3.50 and Man Utd at 3.10.

Liverpool fans will also gain confidence from their 2-4 win in this clash last season and took 4 points off the Red Devils from the two league encounters.

In fact, Liverpool have lost only two of their last 13 in all competitions against United. But be careful as United’s recent record against Liverpool isn’t too shabby at home in the league – they’ve lost just one of the last 7 repeat fixtures, which was – as mentioned – last season.

Looking at those stats, it’s no shock to see that we’ve also had a lot of draws when these sides meet – 7 of the last 12 (all comps) have ended all-square, while 3 of the last 6 head-to-heads at Old Trafford have finished 1-1 – a repeat of that score can be backed at 7.50.

It’s generally a game that doesn’t produce goals though – 10 of the last 14 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS (71%), which can be supported at 2.20.

Both teams have scored in 7 of the last 10 clashes at Old Trafford – this is on offer at 1.57.

With Cristiano Ronaldo now in the United ranks, he’ll be keen to face Liverpool and at 4.75 (1st) or 2.00 (anytime) then the prolific Portuguese striker will be popular in the scoring markets. But outside of Ronaldo, this market is dominated by Liverpool players with Salah at 5.00 (1st) or 2.10 (anytime), plus Mane 7.50 (1st) or 2.87 (anytime) two of the obvious names’ punters are sure to latch into.

In fact, Mo Salah, who has been in cracking form already this season has a great record when facing Liverpool – he’s netted 4 goals in the last 4 head-to-heads.

Overall, it’s a huge game that will have a massive impact of the title race. You feel that with home advantage and a hit and miss start to the season, then the pressure will be on United to get all three points here. However, the way Liverpool are playing at the moment means they also head here with a big chance of walking away with all three points.

Liverpool the safer option at 2.20 and we’ll double that up with the in-form Mo Salah getting on the scoresheet too at 2.10.