This late Friday night fixture starts the new Premier League season and there will be plenty of pressure on Manchester United. It hasn’t been the most productive or settled of summers for them but they are favourites to bag three points at Old Trafford. What will a spirited Leicester be able to pull off in this away game? Will they be able to disrupt Jose Mourinho’s men in this intriguing clash? Read our Man Utd v Leicester betting tips for more.
Man Utd 9/20
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 7th, 2018 at 5:12 p.m.)
With little happening in the summer transfer market and Jose Mourinho having cut a disgruntled figure throughout pre-season, it will be interesting to see what the Red Devils produce on Friday night. United were strong at home last season in the top flight, posting a W15 D2 L2 record there across the course of the season, conceding just the nine goals along the way. It makes sense to have a look at under 2.5 goals with bet365 at 17/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 7th, 2018 at 5:12pm) as there may be a slow start to the season for them. Plus, five of their last six league games have been under the goal line. United also banked a clean sheet in 63% of their home games last season.
Not too surprisingly Romelu Lukaku is the 6/5 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on August 7th, 2018 at 5:12pm) as United will lean heavily on the big man for goals once again. The Red Devils won their opening game of the season last term 4-0 at Old Trafford against West Ham and have won their last three opening games of a new season in a row. The last time they lost an opener was against Swansea at Old Trafford in 2014. Overall Manchester United have gone undefeated in 34 of their last 36 Premier League home games.
Rolling over for their away from last season, Leicester have lost their last three road games in the top flight. They have shipped at least two goals in their last three away from home in the top flight as well. Right off the bat, the Foxes will not be at full strength for this as boss Claude Puel has said that Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy won’t be starting the game and one of their big summer signings James Maddison is a big injury doubt for them as well. After selling off Riyad Mahrez in the summer to Man City, they have brought in Rachid Ghezzal as a replacement, but he’s likely to be on the bench after joining late.
With questions over the weight of Leicester’s attack going into this one, Manchester United to win to nil at 5/4 odds with bet365 does appeal* (Betting Odds were taken on August 7th, 2018 at 5:12 p.m.) in Manchester United v Leicester betting odds. Leicester posted a W5 D5 L9 away record in the top flight last season. They opened their account last term on the road and suffered an albeit thrilling 3-4 defeat at Arsenal. The Foxes are W1 D1 L2 in their last four opening fixtures of a Premier League season. With them not at full strength on Friday, they are going to have their work cut out for them.
It was a 2-0 home win that United rolled out in this corresponding fixture last season. They have gone undefeated in their last seven Premier League games against the Foxes now (W4 D3) and they have won five of their last six top-flight home games against Leicester as well. Both teams have scored in seven of the last nine meetings.
Even though United haven’t looked settled and Mourinho does have injury problems himself, we are still going to back the Red Devils to get a win for our Manchester United v Leicester betting odds. It is well worth backing the game to go under 2.5 goals as well. Leicester may just be too lightweight to cope at Old Trafford.
8th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils haven’t put on a show in terms of performance many times this season, will they deliver an exciting afternoon in this final match of the season? There is nothing riding on it as they have finished second. Watford have nothing at stake here and given their poor stretch of form that they have been suffering this may not be a positive finish for the season for them.
Manchester United 2/11, Draw 6/1, Watford 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
There was another dour performance from Manchester United in midweek as they played out a 0-0 draw at West Ham. Back at Old Trafford the Red Devils have posted a W14 D2 L2 record for the season and they have won six of their last seven league outings there. They have scored exactly two goals in each of their last five home wins. In the bet365 correct score market a Manchester United 2-0 option is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.). The Red Devils missed Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford no Thursday night and it showed as they created little behind the West Ham defence. United have averaged two goals per home game this season while they have taken clean sheet in 61% of their home fixtures. Will they be able to create without Lukaku though who has scored ten of his sixteen league goals this season at home? United do have the second best defensive record overall in the top flight and with that point against West Ham in midweek, they secured second place. They do still have the FA Cup final to look forward to.
The Hornets managed to snap their long winless streak of eight games (D2 L6) as they took a home win over Newcastle last weekend. They looked a bit better balanced in that one actually to their credit, but the Magpies were very poor. But that was at home and Watford’s away form makes for some miserable reading as they have lost their last five on the bounce and haven’t won in their last eleven on the road now. Wait, it gets worse. They have not scored in any of their last seven away games and Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.). The Hornets have averaged under a goal per game this season out on the road and given their current form they don’t look a good option to go to Old Trafford and pick up three points. Of the goals that they have conceded away from home this season, 62% of them have been after the half time break in games. Only two sides have conceded more goals than Watford have done this season and that will leave them in jeopardy for this one.
The Red Devils took a good 4-2 win at Vicarage Road back in November and that is back to back wins over the Hornets now for them. United have won all four of their previous Premier League home games against Watford and the last three have been to nil. Home and away United have won four of their last five league games against Watford.
The Red Devils have had a good season at home and are likely to sign off on a positive note in this fixture. Watford have been poor over the second half of the season and aren’t likely to raise too much of a threat in a game of no meaning. Home win to nil.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hammers got themselves a good win on the weekend out at Leicester which leaves them well within touching distance of safety on 38 points, heading into midweek action five points clear of the drop zone. Manchester United suffered a shock defeat against Brighton on Friday night but they still took a solid option to finish second.
Manchester United 8/11, Draw 11/4, West Ham 7/2* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)
West Ham enjoyed a good afternoon at Leicester on the weekend, banking a 2-0 draw there which means that they are not going to be going down this season. That win was a good recovery after back to back league wins and it snapped a four-match winless streak that they were on. West Ham’s last two games are on home soil and their record there this season is W6 D5 L6 for the season. The Irons have lost just two of their last eight on home soil in the top flight (W3 D3) so it’s not all that bad. They have lost their other three matches against the current top four this season though and they conceded heavily in each of those. But they did also score so both teams to score at bet365 is at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:17 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). They can relax a little into this one and just go out and try to enjoy themselves.
Despite their loss against Brighton last time out, Manchester United look comfortable for a second place finish in the table. The Red Devils are W7 L2 in their last nine league games and they have scored at least two goals in each of those wins. In the bet365 correct score market a Manchester United 2-1 win is at 8/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:17 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). Out on the road, this season Manchester United have produced a W10 D3 L5 record but they have produced a mixed bag of W3 L3 in their last six away from Old Trafford. They did again, score at least two goals in each of those wins. It may be worth having a look over 2.5 goals to crop up in the game as well. Surprisingly Manchester United have won just three of six away games at the current bottom seven in the league. You would expect more from them. Four of Manchester United’s six defeats this season in the top flight have been by a 1-0 scoreline and all but one of them by a one goal margin. They have averaged 1.7 goals per away game but are dealing with injuries to their front line at the moment.
The Hammers suffered a heavy 4-0 loss at Old Trafford earlier in the season and that leaves them winless in three against United now in the top flight (D1 L2). In the last twelve meetings in all competitions, Manchester United have a commanding W7 D4 L1 record against the Hammers. West Ham are W1 D1 L1 in their last three home games against Manchester United in the league. Both teams have scored in five of the last seven meetings but it hasn’t happened in the last two.
Draw: The Hammers may be able to scrap a point out of this. All the visitors need is a point to book the second place in the table, while a point suits the Hammers to get themselves safe at the end of the season.
8th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Some Friday night Premier League action coming up from the Amex as Manchester United make the trip down south. The Red Devils collected a win over Arsenal on the weekend to strengthen their grip on second place in the table. Brighton have to survive just three more games to stay up, defending a five-point buffer between themselves and the drop zone. However, they are three immensely tough games.
Man Utd 8/13, Draw 11/4, Brighton 9/2* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 a.m. on April 30th, 2018)
So the Seagulls have a little more work to do, but the one concern is that they have such a tough end of season run in. They have to go to Man City and then Liverpool after hosting Manchester United in what is their final home game of the season. The Seagulls have drawn their last two at the Amex both 1-1 draws and the most recent one was against Tottenham. In the bet365 correct score market, the 1-1 draw in this one is at 13/2 odds while the Manchester United 1-0 is the shortest-priced option at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 a.m. on April 30th, 2018). The Seagulls have collected a W6 D8 L4 record at home this season so it has been a pretty solid return for them. They have lost just one of their last six as well at the Amex (W3 D2). if they were to get anything out of this game it would have to be a low scoring fixture more likely than not. Under 2.5 goals should make for a decent props option and also the Seagulls have been level at half time in eleven of their eighteen home fixtures (eight of those 0-0 score lines) so that could be another option. 65% of the goals they have scored at home this season have been in the second half of matches.
The Red Devils got themselves a late three points at home against Arsenal on Sunday to leave themselves five points clear of third-placed Liverpool in the table and having played a game less than the Reds. So they are well set to finish as runner-up behind their rivals Man City. Manchester United have won seven of their last eight league outings now and they are on a three-match winning streak away from home scoring at least two goals in each of those successes. They do have just the one clean sheet in their last five on the road which is unlike them. United’s away record for the season is W10 D3 L4 and they have averaged 1.76 goals per road game. They haven’t drawn any of their last seven on the road and half of their away wins have been by a one-goal margin only. Manchester United to win by a one-goal margin at bet365 is at 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 a.m. on April 30th, 2018) and they are pretty much just winding down the season at this point. A win guarantees them second though.
The Red Devils have already landed two clean sheet victories over Brighton this season.They won 1-0 at Old Trafford in the league and then followed up with a 2-0 home win over the Seagulls in the FA Cup. The Red Devils are on a four-match winning streak against Brighton (although this season’s meetings were the first since the 1992/93 season) and all clean sheet wins. The overall head to head between them is 12-1 in United’s favour with five draws.
Brighton will have to bring plenty of fight to the table in this one, but it has been a long while since they have won a game. Manchester United have gotten back into the habit of winning games without playing particularly well. Away win by a one-goal margin.
30th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils will look to take more points towards locking down a second place finish in the league this season and with a place in the FA Cup Final, it’s not been all that bad on the domestic front. Arsenal are playing out their last season before Arsene Wenger leaves his managerial job with them. Can he go out with a bang by taking down his old foe Jose Mourinho?
Man Utd 4/9, Draw 10/3, Arsenal 13/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
The Red Devils are back on league duty after their FA Cup triumph over Spurs on the weekend. Manchester United are W13 D2 L2 at home this season and their recent loss to West Brom there snapped a terrific five-match home winning streak that they were on. They have responded pretty well to that shocker against the Baggies. United look well set to claim second place in the league now and three points here would go a long way to achieving that. United have averaged over two goals per home game this term and their defence has been brilliant having conceded just the eight all term at Old Trafford. Taking Arsenals poor away form into consideration, Manchester United to win to nil is at 6/4 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.). The Red Devils have given up just three second-half away goals at home all season that’s how good they have been in closing out games. They have earned a clean sheet in 65% of their home fixtures. Only champions Man City have a better defensive record than United do this term. Romelu Lukaku is the 10/3 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.) and of course this will be a reunion for Alexis Sanchez against his former employees.
The Gunners have had such a poor season away from home in the top flight. They have produced just a W3 D4 L9 record on their travels all season and they are currently riding a five-match losing streak (winless in six) away from the Emirates. That’s pretty shocking by their standards. Arsenal have lost three of their other four matches this season against the current top five (D1) and so that’s not a good sign for them. Arsenal have been level at the break in ten of their road games this season so a half-time draw at bet365 may appeal and United to be fair, have looked a bit sluggish early in games. Arsenal have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last seven road games and they have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per away game. They have shipped exactly two in their last two away games. 65% of the goals that Arsenal have scored on their travels have come in the second half of matches, while 65% of away goals conceded have been after the break as well. In the bet365 correct score market a Man Utd 2-0 and a 1-0 are both at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.). After a difficult season, Alexandre Lacazaette has scored in three of Arsenal’s last four games.
The Red Devils were 3-1 winners at the Emirates earlier this season and things sit even between the two clubs in their last five league meetings with two wins each and a draw. United are unbeaten in their last ten league home games against the Gunners though but two of the last three at Old Trafford have ended in a 1-1 draw. Only one of the last four league games between the two clubs at Old Trafford have gone over 2.5 goals.
Manchester United have been a solid, reliable outfit on home soil and they can get the job done against Arsenal as well. They just have a habit of getting those wins on the board and Arsenal’s defence, especially away from home doesn’t look strong enough to hold out.
27th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Cherries couldn’t handle the attack of Liverpool at Anfield on the weekend, but then again, who can? They are still well on course of a mid-table finish and will fancy their chances at the Vitality in midweek against a Man Utd side who lost at home against West Brom on the weekend. It was such a strange result from United, losing against the bottom side in the league after having just beaten the league leaders.
Man Utd 7/10, Draw 14/5, Bournemouth 4/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018)
The Cherries were blown away 3-0 at Anfield on the weekend leaving them with only the one victory in their last eight league games now (D4 L3). At home they have suffered just the one defeat though in their last eight games at the Vitality, winning four of those so it’s not been from them on the south coast. It is well worth looking at the half time draw cropping up here as Bournemouth have been level at the break in 10 of their home games this term including their last two. A half-time draw at William Hill is at 6/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018). The Cherries have scored in each of their last eight home games in the top flight and have netted exactly two in six of their last seven there. The problems have been at the back though because they are without a clean sheet in their last eleven home fixtures which isn’t good. It has led to 75% of their home games this season going over 2.5 goals which is a pretty high percentage. Overall they have taken a clean sheet in just 12% of their home games. 72% of Bournemouth’s home goals have been in the second half of matches.
The Red Devils lost at home against West Brom on the weekend in a strange result. With spirits high after beating Manchester City, United just went back into their shell, looked pretty lifeless and suffered the consequences. Away from home United are W9 D3 L4 for the season and have won their last two on the road at Crystal Palace and then that epic comeback at the Etihad. They have actually not managed to pick up a clean sheet in any of their last four away games so both teams to score at William Hill for 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) may be worth a flutter. They have averaged 1.75 goals per game on their travels and 61% of their away goals have been after the half time break. They have actually conceded more goals away from home in the opening 30 minutes of games than they have scored. It’s just all very strange from United’s players who look restrained and resigned at times. Romelu Lukaku is the 21/20 anytime goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 8:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) at William Hill.
The Cherries suffered only a 1-0 loss on their visit to Old Trafford earlier this season and that leaves them with a W1 D1 L3 record from their previous five Premier League games against the Red Devils. Both teams scored in four of those five meetings and from the previous two at the Vitality, it is one win each with both games going over 2.5 goals.
The Cherries may well have enough to rouse themselves for a good home performance in his one. They play with plenty of energy and pace, something that the Red Devils have been lacking a lot of lately. Draw.
16th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Well United set the cat amongst the pigeons last weekend in taking a stunning 3-2 victory at the Etihad against rivals Man City, denying them the league title, at least temporarily. They get back to home soil this weekend and they take on West Brom who are looking doomed. The Baggies are ten points from safety but dug out a point against Swansea last weekend to stop their losing rot.
Manchester United 1/6, Draw 6/1, West Brom 14/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on April 10th, 2018)
That was some second half that Manchester United produced at the Etihad last weekend to beat rivals Man City 3-2. That moved the Red Devils out to a five-match winning streak in the league and in that sequence have now beaten Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City. So that’s some good results they have produced. Manchester United have scored at least two goals in each of their last five games as well and in the bet365 correct score market a Manchester United 2-0 option is at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:55 p.m. on April 10th, 2018). They should be comfortable here as they have produced such a good season at home. The Red Devils are W13 D2 L1 this season at Old Trafford and are unbeaten in their last eight there, scoring in each of their last five (all at least two goals). United have averaged well over two goals per game at home this season and have conceded just the seven. So Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 looks a pretty solid option at 4/7 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:55 p.m. on April 10th, 2018).
West Brom got rid of Alan Pardew and immediately picked up a point. That was at home against Swansea last weekend where they took the lead but couldn’t hold on. The Baggies are D2 L8 in their last ten league games, are still rooted to the foot of the table and ten points away from safety. There are only fifteen points left available to them now and the outcome of their season is inevitable. But at least they showed some fight last weekend. The Baggies have lost their last four away games coming up with only the one goal in that entire sequence. Overall their away record this season reads W1 D4 L11 and that lone win was in their first road game of the season at Burnley. The Baggies have produced only the eight goals on their travels this season and they are now without a clean sheet in any of their last seven. There’s just been no output from them and it’s hard to see them getting anything out of this trip to Old Trafford. Eleven of their eighteen defeats this season have been by a one goal margin only and they have conceded an average of 1.5 goals per away game this term.
Manchester United took a 2-1 win at the Hawthorns earlier this season and are unbeaten in three against the Baggies. United are only W1 D1 L2 surprisingly at home against the Baggies in their last four Premier League meetings there. Both teams have scored in just one of the last six clashes between the two clubs in the top flight. Five of the last six have ended under the 2.5 goal line.
This should be a pretty comfortable ride for Manchester United who do tend to blow hot and cold with their performances. They look strong candidates now for the second place in the league and they can collect three points in this one with a clean sheet.
13th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is it then. The Premier League title could actually be settled on Saturday evening if Manchester City do a number over their bitter rivals. That would just about be the cherry on the cake for the Citizens in this epic season of theirs. Manchester United are plodding along behind City in second place, but a long way back and short of inspiring performances at the moment it would seem.
Man City 8/11, Draw 14/5, Man Utd 7/2* (Betting Odds taken at 7:32 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
Manchester City’s form has been right on the money with a five-match winning streak going and unbeaten in eight in the Premier League (W7 D1). So they are motoring along once more and they have set up this opportunity to win the league title on home soil against their greatest rivals. The Citizens have posted a W14 D1 L0 record for the season at the Etihad and they are on a fourteen match winning streak there. 40% of their home games this season have been won to nil and Manchester City to win to nil at bet365 for this clash is at 2/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). The Citizens have scored in all of their home games this season and 60% of their games at the Etihad have ended over 3.5 goals. But because Manchester United are likely to come and park the bus then this may well fade under 2.5 goals. Of the goals that the Citizens have come up with at home in the top flight, 71% of them have occurred in the second half of matches. It really is take your pick in the anytime goalscorer market with so many City players in great scoring form. Sergio Aguero tops the pile as 11/10 favourite with bet365* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). The title is now within touching distance.
You look at Manchester United’s form in terms of results and fans can really have no complaints. They are on a four-match winning streak, but their style of play is what is not making the Old Trafford faithful very happy. They look pretty uninspiring. Still, they have scored at least two goals in each of their last three league games, which includes wins over Chelsea and Liverpool. They were home successes though and the Red Devils have lost two of their last three away games in the Premier League and the victory in that sequence was a tight squeeze against Crystal Palace. United’s away record this season is W8 D3 L4 but they have scored an average of 1.7 goals per game, conceding just over a goal per game away from Old Trafford. So again, it’s not bad. The Red Devils have collected only the one clean sheet in their last five league outings home and away now so that suggests vulnerability even with the brilliance of keeper David de Gea. In the bet365 correct score market for the Manchester derby, the 1-1 draw and a Man City 1-0 are joint 7/1 favourites* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Can United temporarily at least, deny City the title?
The Citizens took a 2-1 win at Old Trafford back in December and that leaves with two wins in the last three league meetings (D1). There was a 0-0 draw in last year’s corresponding fixture and just two of the last six meetings in all competitions have made it over two goals. In the last seven Premier League meetings, Man City are W3 D2 L2 against their rivals. City have failed to win their last two league home games against them (D1 L1) failing to score in both of those.
City aren’t likely to blow their lines. The chance to win the league title against United. Expect them to be pumped up for this one and they should have a pretty good shot at overrunning their opponents as well. United’s levels of performance aren’t there and City can land a win to nil.
4th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils have come in for stick recently for their performances but they are going along alright in the top flight, riding a three-match winning streak and sitting in second place. It can’t be all that bad. Swansea’s are still fighting the tides of relegation and head into the weekend just the three points ahead of the drop zone.
Manchester United 2/9, Draw 5/1, Swansea 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 04:23 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
The Red Devils have won their last three Premier League games, and in that stretch downed both Chelsea and Liverpool so they must be doing something right. They haven’t been playing with a lot of style though but wins are wins. Manchester United hold a superb W12 D2 L1 record at home this season in the Premier League and they are on a four-match winning streak on home soil, scoring at least two goals in each of those victories. Overall they are unbeaten now in seven at Old Trafford (W5 D2) and in the William Hill correct score market a Manchester United 2-0 result is at 9/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:27 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) and looks good value. Regardless, considering that Manchester United have given up only the seven goals on home soil this season then just covering a Manchester United to win to nil wager should appeal also. United have scored 61% of their goals at Old Trafford in the second half of matches this season and they have scored in 93% of their home fixtures. They will have tougher games to come than this one.
The Swans have lost just one of their last eight league games now (W4 D3 L1) and that has boosted their survival chances. They are still only the three points away from the drop zone though heading into the weekend, in what is a tough fixture so they are not clear of the woods just yet. Swansea are D3 L1 in their last four away games and have still only won twice on their travels all season. Their last two away games has seen them fail to win at Brighton and Huddersfield, so it would be something if a shock if they went to Old Trafford and rolled out a victory. In their last nine games, they have only managed to score more than one goal in two of those fixtures and they have tallied only the ten away goals all season so far which is a pretty poor return. It’s not enough to suggest that they can raid Old Trafford. It could be a long afternoon for them and 61% of the goals that they have shipped this season on the road have been in the second half of games so a half-time draw at William Hill does offer some appeal for this fixture.
The Red Devils have beaten Swansea twice already this season, both times at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League and EFL Cup. United are now on a five-match undefeated streak of form against the Swansea in all competitions. They could only manage a 1-1 draw in this corresponding fixture last season and are actually only W1 D1 L1 in their last three home league games against the Welsh club.
Manchester United’s home record this season backs them up well for a success in this one. Swansea have done well to get themselves clear of the drop zone, but this is just such a difficult away game. Back Manchester United to win to nil.
27th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A high profile clash to start the Premier League weekend. This is a massive showdown in the race for second place behind Manchester City and it is Manchester United who are holding a two-point advantage over the Reds. But Liverpool have been in scintillating form lately, while Manchester United have been stuttering along more than anything.
Manchester United 8/5, Liverpool 13/8, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018)
What will this high-profile clash churn out? The Red Devils managed to fight their way back from 2-0 down out at Crystal Palace on Monday night to land a 3-2 victory. That made it back to back wins for them and three of their last four wins in the top flight now have been by a one-goal margin only. The Red Devils are W3 L2 in their last five games home and away though, but the two defeats were out on the road. They have lost one game at Old Trafford in the league this season, which was against Man City back in December. Overall the Red Devils are W11 D2 L1 at home and they are on a three-match winning streak there, unbeaten in six (W4 D2). They have averaged over two goals per game at home this season while they have conceded just the six goals in their fourteen home games, keeping a clean sheet in 71% of their home fixtures. So it has been good stats from them, but their performances lately have come under some heavy criticism for being so poor and negative. You would expect them to be as tight as possible and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 19/20* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018)
The Reds are rocking along in great form having gone W4D1 in their last five games and they have won eight of their last ten league games (D1 L1). Out on the road, they have collected back to back wins and have won three of their last four away from home. Overall this season Liverpool have posted a very strong W8 D3 L3 record and have lost just one of their last eleven away from Anfield. The Reds are stacked with goalscoring power and have averaged almost 2.5 goals per away game this season. Defensively they haven’t been the tightest away from home, but when you have a forward in as great of form as Mo Salah who is the 3/2 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 3:59 a.m. on March 6th, 2018) then you can cover up errors at the back. Liverpool have scored first in ten of their fourteen away games this season and this is such an important game for them in terms of the race for second place. Only Man City boast a better away record in the top flight and the Citizens are the only side to have scored more goals than the Reds have done this season.
Manchester United successfully parked the bus at Anfield to earn a 0-0 draw earlier in the season when these two met. That is four draws in a row between them too in all competitions (two 1-1 and two 0-0). Liverpool are unbeaten in five games now against the Red Devils but are winless in their last four visits to Old Trafford (D2 L2). Things are even with one win each and three draws in the last five Premier League meetings.
Liverpool have more than enough about them to go and open up the Manchester United defence. The Red Devils may get overwhelmed at the start of this and have trouble getting back into the scrap. Away win as the superior firepower of Liverpool should win out.
7th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting