Cristiano Ronaldo usually steals the spotlight, but Sunday it will be more difficult. Mohamed Salah is on fire and Liverpool come in as the favorites. Both won midweek in the UEFA Champions League, which means they’ll be highly motivated.
The Red Devils can’t afford to lose, while Liverpool will go all-in aiming for the English Premier League first place. Expect an epic battle with a lot of scoring opportunities. Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer lines for Manchester United vs Liverpool. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider!
Game: Manchester United vs Liverpool
Location: Old Trafford, Manchester
Time: Sunday, Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m. ET
TV: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
English Premier League Betting Lines
|Manchester United||+½ -145||+200||3 +105||1½ +130o/-160u|
|Liverpool||-½ +125||+125||3 -125||1½ -115o/-115u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 207
- Manchester United Victories: 81(282 goals)
- Liverpool Victories: 68 (266 goals)
- Draws: 58
The last time they met, Liverpool didn’t have any problem beating Manchester United, they won 4-2 at Old Trafford. Salah, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino were the scorers, Firmino scored twice.
Last season, they collided two more times. Manchester United managed to get a goalless draw in their EPL visit to Anfield. The third encounter was in the FA Cup and the Red Devils finally took revenge. They won 3-2 with goals from Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, and Bruno Fernandes.
Liverpool own a 3-6-1 record in their last 10 meetings with United. The total went under in seven of those games. However, you should keep in mind that the Red Devils have a completely renewed attacking unit.
Cristiano Ronaldo and 10 More
Manchester United made a great move signing Ronaldo back at the beginning of the season. He remains an impeccable scorer, a true leader, and a role model to the youngsters. Without Ronaldo, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would no longer have a job.
Midweek, the Red Devils overcame a two-goal deficit and beat Atalanta 3-2. Ronaldo scored the winning goal. He did the same against Villarreal a couple of weeks ago. Without those two victories, United would be on a six-game winless streak. Ronaldo should be enough for you to include them in your soccer picks, but there’s more.
Regarding the EPL, United sit in sixth place with 14 points thanks to a 4-2-2 record. Most recently, they lost 4-2 to Leicester City. They allowed two goals in the last 10 minutes, meaning they just need to be more focused.
They own a 2-1-1 record when playing at home. They also are 2-2 against the spread and over/under, and they’ve scored in 75% of their games at Old Trafford. Besides Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes has had a great start to the season. He leads the team in scoring with four goals.
Defender Raphael Varane remains questionable, but striker Edinson Cavani is expected to be back. He missed the last couple of games due to injury. Ronaldo is the starter, but if things complicate having him on the bench will be huge.
If Manchester United have Ronaldo, Liverpool have Salah. Nevertheless, the visitors function more as a unit. They also come from a huge victory in the Champions League, 3-2 over Atletico Madrid in Spain.
“We know our struggles; we know our problems but we try to ignore them very often,” said manager Jurgen Klopp after the game.
They’ve done a great job doing that, because regarding the EPL they sit in second place. They’re only one point behind Chelsea while also remaining unbeaten. In fact, they’re the only team to remain undefeated. Also, they’re the top scoring team with 22 goals. Defensively, they own the third best record after allowing six goals in eight games.
The Reds have been a solid betting online option even when playing on the road. They’re 3-1-0, 3-1 against the spread and 2-0-2 over/under.
Individually, Salah leads the team in scoring with seven goals. He’s atop the league’s scoring chart alongside Jamie Vardy (Leicester City). Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino remain one of the best-attacking trios in the world. That’s right, United’s defense will have a lot of work on Sunday.
Final Analysis, Predictions
Winning at Old Trafford isn’t easy, but I just don’t see Liverpool losing. They’re the better team and beating Manchester United would increase the gap between the two up to seven points. That’s tempting enough to go all-in.
Don’t forget to check the props our sportsbook is offering for this and other games to increase your winning chances. Our score prediction is offering a +2200 price, while Liverpool by one is +300.