Manchester United vs. Liverpool, aka the North West Derby, is one of the biggest rivalries in the English Premier League, which has been around for over a century. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the English top-flight league.
Man United: From Bad to Worse
The Red Devils threw up, maybe literally, in their worst performance for a generation. United was awful in every way in the 4-0 defeat to Brentford. Let’s not even talk about their 2-1 loss to Brighton in the season opener because the Seagulls also managed to beat them 4-0 last season.
Erik Ten Hag has had an entire preseason to implement his tactics, his style, and system, bring in players and make United great again. The players, mostly the new ones, were supposed to give everything on the pitch, showing that they are part of a revolution and a rebuilding process. We’re sorry Cristiano Ronaldo, but you can’t move. That’s because you’re old or you don’t want to play anymore for the Red Devils.
Let’s give him credit because he was United’s most important player last season, but his ego is too big and it affects the team. His mindset doesn’t fit in with the team’s current rebuild process and he must leave before it’s too late. No world-class player wants to sign with the team. Over the last four days, 12 players have been linked with United, but they will probably sign a maximum of two.
It’s hard to believe that Harry Maguire is happy to be the biggest meme-maker in the league week after week simply because he cost $89m once. Let’s not even talk about the likes of Fred or Scott McTominay. They are bad and if you’re betting online, you should start fading them week in and week out.
Liverpool: Poor Start
Jurgen Klopp’s troops are desperate to record their first win after dropping four points in total in back-to-back draws with Fulham and Crystal Palace. Klopp started striker Darwin Nunez against Palace as Roberto Firmino was injured. Nunez scored against Manchester City and Fulham, but this time was not as positive as the 23-year-old Uruguayan was sent off with a red card in the 57th minute for a head-butt.
Without a target man, Liverpool had an even bigger task of overcoming the deficit, but the striker’s dismissal seemed to fire up the Anfield crowd. Still, the Reds were unable to record their first Premier League win of the season and are sitting 12th in the standings with just two points.
This now means that the Reds will be without Núñez in addition to Diogo Jota. Those two are crucial for the team in the final third. Liverpool will need wingers Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah to carry the load in this pivotal match. It’s true that United is not a difficult team to beat, but still, this is a derby and the Reds shouldn’t underestimate their opponents. Despite the two consecutive EPL draws, we will still include Liverpool in our soccer picks and parlays as they are one of the best teams in the world and we trust them.
Man United vs Liverpool Head-to-Head
Liverpool has taken control of this fixture in recent matchups in the Premier League. The Reds have gone unbeaten in the last eight league fixtures against Man United, winning five games in the process. The last three EPL matches have ended with 4-0, 5-0, and 4-2 results in favor of Liverpool. The visitors lost only two road games last season, winning 13 in 19 away games and scoring 45 goals in the process. Man United managed to beat Liverpool 4-0 when the two teams faced each other in a preseason friendly match in Bangkok.
Man United vs Liverpool Game Information
- Game: Man United (0-0-2) vs. Liverpool (0-2-0)
- Location: Old Trafford (Manchester)
- Day/Time: Monday, Aug. 22, 3 p.m. ET
- Man United vs Liverpool Live Stream: fubo.tv
Man United vs Liverpool Betting Lines
Man United vs Liverpool Predictions
It should not come as a surprise that Liverpool is a heavy road favorite here at -165 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal-line is set at three.
Liverpool may be undermanned in the attacking line but they are by far the better team. Yes, United is a wounded animal and they will be desperate for a positive result here but let’s not forget that they played Brentford last weekend and they were desperate to win that clash after losing to Brighton. They didn’t; in fact, they got trashed. The lack of quality and fighting spirit will play a big part in this game. Liverpool should be able to extend their winning record against the Red Devils.