Liverpool v Manchester United Prediction, Where To Watch, Preview, Betting Tips
Updated: 19th September 2023
English Premier League preview: Liverpool v Manchester United Prediction – Anfield – Sunday, 16th December, 2018 – 16:00 hrs GMT[fcrp_feat_sc sc_id=”14721″]
Liverpool v Manchester United Correct Score Prediction
Correct Score predictions for the Liverpool v Manchester United Premier League match.
Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United at 7/1 Betsid Odds *
Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United at 10/1 Betsid Odds *
* The Liverpool v Manchester United Odds are taken from online bookmaker Betsid and were correct as of 14/12/2018 – subject to change.
Liverpool v Manchester United Where To Watch
Sky Sports’ Main Event, Premier League channels from 3:30pm (GMT).
When Is Kick Off: Sunday 16th December
What Time Is Kick Off: 16:00 GMT
Where Is It Played: Anfield
Liverpool v Manchester United Referee:
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Liverpool v Manchester United Preview
A motivated Liverpool having qualified for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) Round of 16 now get ready to take on Jose Mourinho's Red Devils at Anfield on Sunday for a crucial Premier League tie.
Jurgen Klopp's Reds moved up the EPL table to the top spot when their close rivals Manchester City lost to Chelsea last week and relinquished their premier position.
The focus will be on Mohamed Salah who has once again emerged as Liverpool's top scorer this season and along with the likes of Firminio and Sadio Mane will be expected to torment the Manchester United defense no end.
Despite the Red Devils' mid-week loss to Valencia in a UCL fixture they, too, like Liverpool have managed to qualify for the next round of the European tournament.
But Jose Mourinho's men are at a distant 6th spot on the Premier League (EPL) table and 16 points away from their weekend rivals and will make the trip to Anfield as underdogs.
Both teams have been plagued with injuries going into the December 16th clash. For Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold looks doubtful after a congested run of games while James Milner suffered a cramp during the closing stages of the mid-week UCL clash against Napoli.
Joe Gomez is sidelined for at least six weeks after fracturing his lower left leg. Milner could however recover for the United clash and take up a role at the back in the absence of Gomez and Alexander-Arnold.
Dejan Lovren and the outstanding Virgil van Dijk should marshal the defense along with Milner. Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum all of whom immensely impressed against Napoli, should start for the weekend clash. However, one of the trio could be missing if Klopp were to adopt an attacking 4-2-3-1 formation to accommodate Xherdan Shaqiri.
The Swiss international could be seen on the right flank with Roberto Firmino playing as a false nine and Mohamed Salah in the lone striker's role.
Meanwhile, Sadio Mane should retain his spot on the left wing. The Reds will have to sharpen their finishing in the light of the poor work they did against Napoli. Apart from Salah's solitary goal, there were chances galore that were missed with Mane and Firminio being the main culprits.
For United, Marcos Rojo was forced off at half-time in Wednesday's 1-2 defeat to Valencia. Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian missed the 4-1 win over Fulham last Saturday and all four were absent on Wednesday, away against Valencia, too.
Going into the match at Anfield, many fans are concerned about Pogba and Lukaku's form but it's not just them. Some supporters believe club captain Antonio Valencia is also not good enough for the United team given his dismal recent form.
So, the onus of the visitor's attack will fall on the shoulders of the over-worked Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Jesse Lindgard and the trio will be expected to come up with goals in the light of Lukaku's horrendous form.
David De Gea is no doubt among the best in the world between posts but with the United defense in shambles it would be too much to expect the Spanish custodian to hold forte on his own at the back.
The Liverpool v Manchester United odds are overwhelmingly in favour of the hosts to take Sunday evening's game and maintain their place at the top of the table barring unforeseen events.
Liverpool v Manchester United Odds:
Liverpool to win: 8/15
Manchester United to win: 11/2
14/12/2018 Liverpool v Manchester Utd Odds from Betsid, subject to change
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