The Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Thursday will see hosts Manchester United play against Liverpool.
Our tips, poll and stats for Manchester United v Liverpool can all be found here (plus the best game odds).
Manchester United will be hoping for a better result after the 3-2 Europa League defeat in their last game at the hands of Roma.
In that game, Manchester United had 48% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Manchester United, the goalscorers were Edinson Cavani (39', 68') and Alex Telles (83' Own goal). At the other end, Roma had 22 shots at goal with 13 on target. Edin Džeko (57') and Bryan Cristante (60') scored for Roma.
Matches with Manchester United have tended to be absorbing affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum of 23 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 16 of them accredited to The Red Devils.
Going into this one, Manchester United have left without a victory over Liverpool in their last 5 league games.
Liverpool will go into this meeting after a 2-0 Premier League win with the eclipse of Southampton in their last fixture.
In that match, Liverpool had 53% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Liverpool, the goalscorers were Sadio Mané (31') and Thiago (90'). On the other side, Southampton got 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target.
During their six latest matches, Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool have found the net a total of 7 times therefore giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Taking a look at their past results, Liverpool:
- haven't won against Manchester United when having played them away from home in the previous 6 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- haven't been defeated by Manchester United when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 16/12/2018 shows us that Manchester United have won 1 of these games & Liverpool 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
13 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 5 for The Red Devils and 8 being from The Reds. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
Team News: Manchester United
Anthony Martial (Ruptured knee ligament), Daniel James (Unknown Injury) and Phil Jones (Knee Injury) won’t be playing for Man Utd manager Ole Solskjær.
Team News: Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has to choose a team with limited availability. Virgil van Dijk (Ruptured cruciate ligament), Joel Matip (Ankle Injury) and Joe Gomez (Patella problems) won’t be making appearances.
We believe that Manchester United might well have a job on their hands to score goals against this Liverpool outfit who we think should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 0-1 winning margin for Liverpool at full-time.
Should be a close one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Old Trafford (74,879)
Captain: Harry Maguire
Chairman: Joel & Avram Glazer
Manager: Ole Solskjær
Competitions: Premier League position 2, Europa League (Final)
🔑 Star Player: Edinson Cavani
Normally played in the Striker position, Edinson Cavani was born in Salto, Uruguay. After having made a senior debut playing for Danubio in the 2005 - 2006 season, the talented Forward has netted 8 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date in 22 appearances.