Premier League

Sunday 5th March 2023

Liverpool v Manchester United 16:30

  • Met 179 times in the league before, Liverpool 60, Draws 50, Man Utd 69
  • Already met this season in the league, Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Liverpool 4-0 Man Utd
  • 3 of the last 6 repeat fixtures ended 0-0
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 6 repeat fixtures
  • 7 of the last 15 head-to-heads ended in DRAWS (all comps)
  • 10 of the last 17 head-to-heads (all comps) went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads went OVER 3.5 GOALS
  • 7 of the last 15 head-to-heads ended 1-1 or 0-0
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in 12 of their last 17 league games vs Liverpool
  • 6 of the last 9 repeat fixtures went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • This season’s head-to-head saw a RED CARD (Man Utd)
  • Mo Salah (Liverpool) has scored 9 goals in the last 5 head-to-heads

A monster game in the English Premier League this Sunday as old rivals Liverpool and Manchester United lock horns at Anfield.United are the form side in the league at the moment and after a string of wins are up to third in the table with 49 points and have an outside chance of catching Man City and Arsenal.

In contrast Liverpool have stuttered this season and are back with 39 points, but a midweek win over Wolves has given them small hope of a ‘top four’ finish – but would need a strong finish to the campaign. Klopp’s men are 2/1 for a top four finish.The match betting for this game sees Liverpool as the favourites at 11/8, with United 15/8 ad the draw 13/5.

They met earlier this season and that ended in a 2-1 win for United at Old Trafford, but it’s worth pointing out that Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 6 home league games vs United.However, 50% of the last six repeat games have ended 0-0, so this might be a correct score to have on your radar at 14/1. We’ve also seen 7 of the last 15 head-to-heads end all-square – these all ended 1-1 or 0-0.Despite not having the best of records winning at Anfield, the Red Devils are actually unbeaten in 12 of their last 17 vs the Reds.Under 2.5 Goals has paid out in 10 of the last 17 clashes between the sides – so this might appeal at 6/5 – including 6 of the last 9 repeat fixtures. There was also a RED CARD in this seasons meeting (Man Utd), so there might be a boil-over from this – any player to see red in the match can be backed at 10/3.

Mo Salah was on target in Liverpool’s win in midweek and the striker also has a good record playing against United – he’s scored 9 goals in the last 5 head-to-heads. He can be backed at 5/1 (1st) or 13/8 (anytime).

In terms of United’s scorers – the in-form Marcus Rashford continues to fire in the goals and will be another popular pick at 9/2 (1st) or 6/4 (anytime).Overall, it’s a game both teams will need to win really to keep up their respective targets – we’ve seen a lot of draws in recent games, but a point each is not ideal for either.That said, this still looks the best value in a game that both teams could easily cancel each other out – so the draw at 13/5 still looks the way to go. While those feel braver might opt for the popular scorelines of 1-1 and 0-0.