class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>In unconvincing form and with a poor record at Old Trafford, Al Hain-Cole expects the Reds to suffer a damaging defeat against Solskjaer's men
Liverpool will be hoping to breathe life into their ailing Champions League bid when they travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Thursday in a re-arranged fixture.
This game was supposed to take place almost two weeks ago but protests by Red Devils fans caused a postponement to this week, during which time the Reds were able to arrest a run of two successive draws by beating Southampton to leave them six points adrift of fourth with four matches to go.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Latest Odds
Having failed to win at this ground in eight visits, they are available at 11/8 (2.38) with bet365 to give themselves a major morale boost by coming out on top here for the first time since 2014.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have lost just two of their last 29 league games but are 9/5 (2.80) outsiders to compound their rivals’ misery by inflicting a damaging defeat in what will be United’s third game in five days.
Three of the last four league meetings between this duo have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 11/4 (3.75) on them cancelling each other out once again.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Team News
Solskjaer played a heavily-rotated team against Leicester on Tuesday but should return to almost full-strength here, with Harry Maguire and Anthony Martial the only injured players.
James Milner, Naby Keita, Ben Davies, Ozan Kabak and Divock Origi will all face fitness tests, with Caiomhin Kelleher, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson all definitely ruled out.
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Although United have had a gruelling schedule in the last week, the Reds have won just one and lost nine of the last 15 visits to Old Trafford and so it is surprising to see Jurgen Klopp’s team billed as such strong favourites for this trip.
Liverpool are still missing a number of key players and it is hard to see them justifying that 11/8 (2.38) price by pulling off a desperately-needed victory – considering they have just seven wins to their name in 20 league fixtures.
Indeed, the Red Devils have won five and lost only one of their last seven home games in the league, scoring 21 goals and conceding only six, with that only defeat coming when a much-changed team was forced to take the field on Tuesday.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Tips and Predictions
All in all, those 7/4 (2.75) odds seem far too good to pass up on a confident United team maintaining their dominant home record against the old enemy by proving too strong for a Liverpool team that looks a shadow of its true self at the moment.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.