The English Premier League (EPL) title will be on the line at Old Trafford when Manchester United plays host to Liverpool, but not for either side. Liverpool could crown Manchester City with a victory over the Red Devils as long as the Citizens do their part against Crystal Palace.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports, and the English Premier League Odds for Manchester United vs Liverpool while making some predictions.
- Game: Manchester United vs Liverpool
- Location: Old Trafford, Manchester
- Time: Sunday, May 2, 11:30 a.m. ET
- Television: beIN Sports
- Live Stream: FuboTV
English Premier League Betting Lines
|Manchester United||Pk-105||+165||2½ -115o||1½ +135o / -165u|
|Liverpool||Pk-115||+155||2½ -105u||1½ +125o / -155u|
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 206
- Manchester United Victories: 81 (280 goals)
- Liverpool Victories: 67 (262 goals)
- Draws: 58
The last time they met, regarding the English Premier League, Liverpool, and Manchester United drew 0-0 at Anfield. One week later, United defeated the Reds 3-2 in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Both have won two of their last 10 encounters while drawing six times. During that span, Liverpool scored eight goals while the Red Devils scored six.
The last meeting at Old Trafford, for the EPL, finished in a 1-1 draw with goals from Marcus Rashford for United and Adam Lallana for Liverpool.
Why bet on Manchester United?
Manchester United comes from an unexpected draw against Leeds United. That result increased the gap with Manchester City to 10 points and gave Leicester City the chance of fighting for second place.
The “Red Devils” have 13 straight games without losing, but that hasn’t been enough to catch the “Citizens” at the top. Now, United has to concentrate on finishing second and winning the UEFA Europa League title, where they’ll be facing AS Roma in the Semifinals as huge betting favorites.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done a great job offensively, they average 1.93 goals per game, but United has conceded 11 more goals than Manchester City, and this Sunday they’ll be facing Mohamed Salah, second in the EPL scoring chart with 20 goals.
Looking to improve the confidence of the defensive unit, the “Red Devils” just gave center-back Eric Bailly a new contract. “Eric has improved his robustness since my time as manager and he will continue to play a significant part in the squad. He possesses fantastic speed, the timing of tackle, and has that aggression which, of course, you need as a center-back,” said Solskjaer during the press conference.
Curiously enough, all of Manchester United’s losses have been at home, where it owns a 9-3-4 record. United also is 8-6-2 against the spread and 8-6-2 over/under.
Anthony Martial and Phil Jones remain questionable due to injury and keep in mind that United will face AS Roma on Thursday and it could bring them down physically. The expected lineup to face Liverpool is David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, and Edinson Cavani.
Why Bet on Liverpool?
Well, the “Reds” are still fighting for a Champions League ticket. Right now, they’re four points away from it and haven’t lost in its last five EPL games, including a huge 3-0 victory against Arsenal.
Finishing strong in the EPL is all the team has left, and rumor has it that this is the last season of Jurgen Klopp as the team’s manager, so it’s only proper to say goodbye with a hot streak.
Liverpool has been better when playing on the road with a 7-6-3 record, while it is 8-3-6 at home. They also are 8-8 against the spread and 7-9 over/under when playing away from Anfield.
The Reds average 1.6 goals so you can expect some fireworks. Individually, Mohamed Salah is fighting for the EPL golden boot with Harry Kane from Tottenham, who has scored 21 goals.
Several players are out due to injury, but Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Divock Origi, and Jordan Henderson are the ones they miss the most. Their expected lineup is Allison, Trevor Alexander-Arnold, Ozan Kabak, Fabinho, Andrew Robertson, Thiago, Diogo Jota, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino.
Final Analysis, Predictions
This is a game online sports betting enthusiasts can’t miss. Manchester United scored three goals in two of their last three EPL games, while Liverpool scored in each of their last five matches. One way or another, the EPL title will be on the line, Champions League tickets will be on the line, and, last but least, honor will be on the line.