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Manchester United vs Liverpool 05/02/2021 Odds, English Premier League Picks and Predictions
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Manchester United vs Liverpool – Manchester United hosts Liverpool in another high-profile, inter-city rivalry between English Premier League clubs. In what is considered the biggest fixture in English football, the 207th iteration – 176th in the EPL – of this world-class battle will take place on May 2, 11:30 AM ET at Old Trafford. Sky and BBC Radio will broadcast the showdown live for audiences in the United Kingdom while MUTV App will feature the game for international viewers. SofaScore will cover the match via live stream. The Red Devils hope to catch up with league leaders Manchester City and steal the Premier League title with six games remaining while the Reds seek to finish the 2020-21 tournament in style and possibly end up gaining a top-four slot that would give them a place in the UEFA Champions League. Online soccer betting slightly favors Liverpool in this world-class showdown in a match that could go either way.
Manchester United vs Liverpool 05/02/2021
Currently occupying second place in the EPL table, Manchester United (19-9-4, 66 points) are hoping to close in on first place Manchester City in a bid to steal the title with six games remaining. With 11 points separating the two teams, a Red Devils victory – and losses by Manchester City in their last five games – would mean big things for their quest to secure the Premier League crown. United has not lost over the past 12 games and a win over Liverpool extends the streak. But to keep the streak intact, they must be more aggressive to prevent the Reds from keeping the possessions for a long period. In their last game, the Red Devils only had 34% possession time and this resulted in just eight shots (four on goal).
Manchester United is expected to count on the duo of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford on offense as they have combined for 26 goals and 19 assists. Edinson Cavani could be their third source of goals with eight scored in 21 games played for United. Dean Henderson could secure another start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side as he helped the team win three straight Premier League games with him on the post.
Players to Watch: Bruno Fernandes (16 goals, 11 assists); Marcus Rashford (10 goals, 8 assists); Edinson Cavani (8 goals, 2 assists); Mason Greenwood (5 goals, 2 assists); Anthony Martial (4 goals, 3 assists).
With the championship out of their sights, Liverpool (15-8-9, 53 points) is looking to secure enough points to make it at least to the Europa League. With injuries and bad plays hounding them during the season, the Reds need to win all their matches to catapult themselves to at least fourth place in the final table and that last-ditch quest is going in the right direction. In their last four fixtures, Liverpool has won thrice against Wolverhampton, Arsenal, and Aston Villa. However, they stumbled to a 1-1 draw against Leeds in their last match on April 20. Diego
Llorente stopped the Reds’ three-game winning streak with a goal three minutes before full time. The result did not just halt their winning streak but also Liverpool’s bid to climb to the top four. However, all’s not lost for the Reds as they still have six matches remaining to salvage their pride and get at least a Europa League berth. Mohamed Salah remains to be the team’s main man with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino providing support. Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson is expected to start in the game as goalkeeper.
Players to Watch: Mohamed Salah (19 goals, 3 assists); Sadio Mane (8 goals, 5 assists); Diogo Jota (8 goals); Roberto Firmino (6 goals, 5 assists); Trent Alexander-Arnold (2 goals, 5 assists).
Manchester United vs Liverpool Betting Numbers
Summary: Online English Premier League odds feel Liverpool has a slight edge in this matchup due to their dominance in their last meeting against United. Despite the fact that Liverpool failed to secure a win against Manchester United, they have dominated possession, owning the ball 66% of the 90-minute clash. The Reds are expected to have a sense of urgency in this rivalry game as they want to get into the European tournaments next season.
Moneyline: Manchester United owns a +169 moneyline for this match while a Liverpool victory renders a +142 moneyline. A draw would score a +240 moneyline for those who bet for a repeat of their first encounter this season.
Pick: Liverpool will emerge victorious over Manchester United in the second round of their heated clash, 2-1.