Premier League: Man Utd vs Liverpool preview & betting odds

By on February 19, 2019

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Both clubs are desperate for a win as Manchester United welcome title contenders Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his unbeaten start to life as caretaker United manager come to an abrupt end with a sobering 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last Tuesday night.

However, the Norwegian coach got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday night and he remains unbeaten domestically so the United boss will be hoping to maintain that run against Liverpool on Sunday.

United currently sit fourth in the Premier League table but with Arsenal and Chelsea just one point behind the Red Devils need a positive result against their arch rivals to cement their position.

Liverpool will head to Old Trafford following their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich and the Merseysiders beat Bournemouth 3-0 last time out in the league to remain level on points with Man City at the top of the table.

However, with Pep Guardiola’s side playing in the League Cup final this weekend, Liverpool have the chance to open-up a three-point lead if they win their game in hand at United.

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Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard missed the win at Chelsea last night but they could return for the visit of Liverpool as reports suggest they will make swift returns from groin and hamstring injuries respectively.

Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are set to miss out once again but David De Gea will be recalled after being rested last night while Phil Jones is also pushing for a recall.

Liverpool will need to assess Dejan Lovren as the centre-back is still nursing a hamstring injury while Joe Gomez remains out with a leg injury but Virgil van Dijk will return from suspension.

Betting odds

Liverpool are the slight front-runners in the Premier League odds to win the title this season so it’s no surprise they head to Old Trafford as the 13/10 favourites to win the game. United can be backed at 21/10 while the draw is available at 12/5 with most bookmakers. Klopp’s side are obviously flying high this season but Man Utd have been hugely impressive under Solskjaer in recent months and I think they’ll be right up for this game.

I just don’t see United losing at home to their north-west rivals and a 2-2 draw at 11/1 looks a tempting bet. Marcus Rashford has been enjoying life up front over the past few weeks and if he leads the line on Sunday I’d fancy him to score anytime at odds of 17/10. For those who want a long-odds bet, back Rashford to score first in a 2-2 draw at odds of 75/1.

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