2016-17 EPL: Man United vs Liverpool Betting Tips

January 14, 2017 by Posted in Soccer Tips

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This is one game that wouldn’t need any introduction to football lovers. Probably on par with any national teams’ rivalry, Manchester United versus Liverpool is a marquee fixture in any Premier League season. This 50th EPL meeting between these two giants will be played at the Old Trafford at 3am on Monday, January 16th (AEDT).

Manchester United started inconsistently under Jose Mourinho with performances that didn’t endear him to supporters. But with a nine-match winning run, the Portuguese is not only winning points but also the hearts of Old Trafford faithful. They are not entirely there but the swagger and confidence is nearly back.

Of course, the Premier League table doesn’t lie and the magnitude of the task that face the Red Devils is still humongous. True that Liverpool come when they are at the most vulnerable of the season but the Merseyside team is still second in the table with 44 points from 20 games. United on the other hand have 39 points and are sixth.
Mourinho won’t want to play too defensively this time around.

Earlier this season when these two sides met, United parked their bus and frustrated the free-scoring Liverpool to win a point. That was at a different stage of the season though as United were going through a rough patch. Now that their fortunes are overturned, there’s a feeling that United will look to attack more in this one.

Ironically, Klopp gets his team to their most hated rivals at an inopportune time. Sadio Mane has left for Africans Cup and suddenly the verve seems to be at its low. Having failed to score for two matches in succession, Klopp would be eager to set things right as he goes about the task of staying close to Chelsea.

No matter what you say of their recent couple of games, Liverpool under Klopp have proved worthy challengers to the title. Even though United come into the game on the back of a winning run, it’s tough to see Liverpool lose this game. Odds of $3.60 (William Hill) on their win look enticing and even a draw at odds of $3.30 (William Hill) look worthy.

Though they failed to score in their last couple of matches, the Reds should find the back of the net and the Red Devils have been in blistering offensive form lately. I like both teams to score in this one.

TIP: Both teams to score – $1.80 at Sportsbet

When it comes to individual goal scorers, who better to back than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker has slotted seamlessly to the rigors of Premier League and at odds of 2.3 (William Hill) to score any time, he looks a good bet.

TIP: Ibrahimovic to Score – $2.30 at William Hill

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