- Venue: Old Trafford
- Sunday: October 20th, 16:30
- Referee: Martin Atkinson
The greatest derby in all of England. With all due respect to all other rivalries, the one between the Red Devils and the Reds is, without a doubt, the greatest. It goes beyond hate, beyond wins and losses, and each game presents a separate episode of fierce and ruthless football. Two of the most successful clubs in England are about to clash, and the temperature is getting higher and higher.
If there is one thing which might save Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on United’s bench, that would be a win over the fiercest of enemies. Be sure that his stint in Manchester would be extended for at least a month if the Norwegian beats the reigning European champions. But that is easier said than done. We all know the current shape of both sides. The Red Devils couldn’t win a single of their last five games, including the one against Rochdale in the English Football League Cup, which they won in extra times. The efficiency when United plays is pretty low, and just once over the previous 10 matches in which Solskjaer’s guys participated, the fans saw over 2.5 goals. In the latest two, they couldn’t score.
There isn’t too much to say about Liverpool. Klopp and his team are ruthless in the Premier League, and so far, they are posting only wins, nothing else. Eight matches, eight wins, with a total goal difference of 20:6. When looking at all the competitions, the record the Reds have in the previous ten games is nine wins and one loss, and at the moment, they have five straight triumphs. During that time, they couldn’t score two or more goals just once, against Sheffield United away from home, 0-1. There aren’t many fans who don’t know how L’pool plays, which is why we aren’t going to introduce them very much. It is the same pattern since Klopp came, high pressing, quick counter-attacks, and fantastic transition no matter the starting point of the attack.
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United has a hospital in its training centre. Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard, and Phil Jones are not available for this match. But the Red Devils have numerous doubtful players – Wan Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot, Mason Greenwood, and Paul Pogba. Read a detailed injury update.
Joel Matip is out until the end of the month, the same as Xherdan Shaqiri. Nataniel Clyne is ruled out until January. Mo Salah has some issues with an ankle injury but is expected to play.
To be direct, we will go with Liverpool’s win here. The champions of Europe are much better than the home team, and that especially goes for the current situation. United has a lot of players who aren’t 100% ready, and above that, the chemistry and the atmosphere are bad, So, Klopp’s guys are in a better position. L’Pool’s win is 8/11 at bet365, and we recommend taking that offer.
A second pick is a moderate number of goals, meaning 2 or 3. United will be defensive-minded, and Liverpool, too, isn’t going to start pressuring the Red Devils right from the start. Klopp knows that such a strategy could be dangerous. Instead, the Reds will wait for the rival’s mistake and after that, wait for counter-attacks. That is why 2 or 3 scores are, in our opinion, the best solution for this match.
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