class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Klopp's men in poor form and missing some key players, Al Hain-Cole expects the high-flying Red Devils to claim at least a point at Anfield
A heavyweight clash takes place at the top of the Premier League table on Sunday as Liverpool welcome Manchester United to Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s champions are three points adrift of their old rivals in second place, having slipped off the summit after a run of two points from the last available nine.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Latest Odds
However, they are 19/20 (1.95) favourites with bet365 to leapfrog them back into pole position by coming out on top here.
The Red Devils have won nine and lost none of their last 11 fixtures in the league, and can be backed at 13/5 (3.60) to open up a six-point lead at the top with a big win on enemy territory.
Six of the last nine encounters between this duo have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Team News
Joel Matip and Naby Keita will both face late fitness tests, with Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas, and Diogo Jota all ruled out through injury.
Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba all returned for Tuesday’s win over Burnley, leaving Victor Lindelof as the only doubt as he struggles with a back injury.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Preview
While debate still rages over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s suitability as the long-term manager at Old Trafford, his team’s rise to the top of the table has gone almost under the radar.
Nevertheless, their ascent has shown plenty of hallmarks of genuine title contenders – particularly the ability to turn draws into wins in tight matches against more modest opposition.
In fact, the Norwegian manager has always boasted a strong record in games against heavyweight opposition, losing just one of three meetings with the otherwise rampant Reds since taking over.
He will certainly back himself to maintain that record against a Liverpool side that has looked bereft of confidence and creativity in recent matches, with their damaging injury list seemingly catching up with them.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Tips and Predictions
On current form, odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem like solid value on United bolstering their place at the top by at least avoiding defeat on Merseyside.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.