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Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC
VS
Manchester United
Manchester United
England
England
Premier League
17.01.2021
17:30
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Anfield
Liverpool

Liverpool FC - Manchester United prediction 17.01.2021 Premier League

Gameweek 19 in the Premier League will see the clash between Liverpool FC and Manchester United at Anfield. Kick-off time is at 5:30 PM on Jan 17, 2021, and the match will be refereed by Paul Tierney. In our preview of Liverpool FC vs. Manchester United we will provide you with all the important facts and stats for this Premier League fixture. Let’s start by having a look at the current form of the two teams involved.

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Liverpool FC were victorious in 2 of their previous 5 league matches (2 wins, 2 draws, 1 defeat. In the current Premier League season 2020/2021, Liverpool FC were able to win 7 of their 8 games at home, with a total of 1 draw, and 0 defeats (Goal difference 21:8).

Manchester United have won 4 of their last 5 Premier League encounters (4 wins, 1 draw, 0 defeats. The away record in this year’s Premier League season for Manchester United reveals the following stats: 7 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats - Goal difference 22:11.

Out of the last five Premier League encounters between the two teams, Liverpool FC won 3. In 2 matches the points between the two sides were shared, and 0 times Manchester United got the win. If we look at the home record of Liverpool FC against Manchester United, the stats are as follows: 3 wins Liverpool FC, 2 draws and 0 wins Manchester United.

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Liverpool vs Manchester United, EPL 17.01.2021

A mouthwatering encounter awaits at Anfield this Sunday as traditional English rivals Liverpool and Manchester United lock horns for the first time this season.

This is a huge game for both teams and it has massive implications is so far as the title race is concerned. Read on to get our betting predictions for the game.

LIVERPOOL

Liverpool have blown hot and cold this season. They were installed as odds-on favourites to defend their title after outclassing Tottenham here and crushing Crystal Palace 7-0 in their own backyard in mid-December. However, the Reds come out ice cold in the next three fixtures, drawing against both West Brom and Newcastle before succumbing to a shock 1-0 loss at Southampton to all but surrender the top spot to their rivals.

Injuries to key personnel mean they have had a significantly bumpier ride in this season’s campaign, a far cry from their title-winning run last season where they were basically coasting to the title at this same stage of the season.

Jurgen Klopp fielded a relatively strong team against a young Aston Villa team in their last match and they ran comfortable 4-1 winners. His big guns Sadio Mande and Salah were on the scoresheet and he is hoping they that will give them much needed confidence following their prolonged drought.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United have recovered from a slow start to their EPL campaign. Paul Pogba’s deflected volley earned them a hard-fought 1-0 win at Burnley, which enabled them to leapfrog Liverpool as the outright league leaders. This is the first time they lead the league at this stage of the season since the exit of Alex Ferguson after 2012-13 season.

United have not had as many injury issues as their hosts and Pogba’s form, alongside the continued brilliance of Bruno Fernandes, who earned a club fourth Premier League player of the month award, has allowed Solskjaer the chance to build strong formations around them to great effect.

The Red Devils have fallen short against high profile teams the last couple of seasons. They have failed to get past semi-finals of cup competitions in this time and lost this corresponding fixture 2-0 last season. That said, they look like a different team and will look to make a statement of their intent and title credentials here.

Possible Line Ups

LIVERPOOL MANCHESTER UNITED
  • Alisson
  • Alexander-Arnold
  • Matip
  • Fabinho
  • Robertson
  • Jones
  • Henderson
  • Milner
  • Salah
  • Firmino
  • Mané
  • Coach: Jurgen Klopp
  • De Gea
  • Shaw
  • Wan Bissaka
  • Bailly
  • Maguire
  • Fred
  • Pogba
  • Rashford
  • Fernandes
  • Greenwood
  • Cavani
  • Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Injured: Jota (Knock), Tsimikas (Knee), Gomez (Muscle), Van Dijk (Knee) and Rojo (Calf), Jones (Knock)

LIVERPOOL VS MANCHESTER UNITED BETTING TIPS

Emotions will be at fever pitch when these teams line up at Anfield. There is no love lost between them. They are the biggest rivals in English football and the fact that they are coming into this match as first and second on the table just adds the powder to the keg. Even without the usually intimidating Kop crowd the game still has all the ingredients of a chirpy and explosive encounter. Centre referee Paul Tierney has shown no hesitation in enforcing control in his games this season, dishing out 43 yellows in the 10 matches he has overseen. We fancy he will have a busy afternoon and we are backing Over 4.5 bookings @ 2.10 with Interwetten bookie review as our initial tip here.

Even though Liverpool have turned Anfield into a complete fortress in recent years, Manchester United’s recent form in the league is hard to ignore. They are unbeaten in their last 11 games (9 wins, 2D). Their away form is even more ominous for Liverpool with seven wins and a draw in their eight matches, scoring 22 goals. The 1-0 win over Burnley was actually the first time they failed to score two or more in their away fixtures. Something has to give here and we are going for United maintain their terrific form with a win or draw @ 1.83 for our last shout here.

Our tips

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Performance

Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC
Last games

Liverpool FC performance of the last 4 home matches

Victories
50%
Over 2.5
50%
Manchester United
Manchester United
Last games

Manchester United performance of the last 6 away matches

Victories
33%
Over 2.5
83%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
1
1
Manchester City
Manchester City
86 38 27 5 6 83 32 51
2
2
Manchester United
Manchester United
74 38 21 11 6 73 44 29
4
3
Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC
69 38 20 9 9 68 42 26
3
4
Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC
67 38 19 10 9 58 36 22
5
5
Leicester City
Leicester City FC
66 38 20 6 12 68 50 18
6
6
West Ham United
West Ham United FC
65 38 19 8 11 62 47 15
7
7
Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur
62 38 18 8 12 68 45 23
9
8
Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC
61 38 18 7 13 55 39 16
10
9
Leeds United
Leeds United FC
59 38 18 5 15 62 54 8
8
10
Everton FC
Everton FC
59 38 17 8 13 47 48 -1
11
11
Aston Villa
Aston Villa FC
55 38 16 7 15 55 46 9
15
12
Newcastle United
Newcastle United FC
45 38 12 9 17 46 62 -16
12
13
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
45 38 12 9 17 36 52 -16
13
14
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace FC
44 38 12 8 18 41 66 -25
14
15
Southampton FC
Southampton FC
43 38 12 7 19 47 68 -21
16
16
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
41 38 9 14 15 40 46 -6
17
17
Burnley FC
Burnley FC
39 38 10 9 19 33 55 -22
18
18
Fulham FC
Fulham FC
28 38 5 13 20 27 53 -26
19
19
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion FC
26 38 5 11 22 35 76 -41
20
20
Sheffield United
Sheffield United FC
23 38 7 2 29 20 63 -43
Legend
  • Champions League
  • Europa League
  • Relegation
  • Europa Conference League