Man United vs Liverpool Betting Preview & Tips


MATCH of the weekend is at Old Trafford where Manchester United welcome rivals Liverpool. Tom Love (@TomLove_18) shares his betting thoughts.

Manchester United vs Liverpool | Sunday 24th October 2021, 16:30 | Sky Sports

Manchester United recovered from an abject first half display against Atalanta to win 3-2 in the week and it was a big result when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needed it. Again.

They face probably the in form team at the minute in arch rivals Liverpool this Sunday though and it’s hard to see the Red Devils shutting down an attack that is simply on fire at the moment. It’s amazing to think the Reds have scored 3 or more goals in every away game this season.

Mo Salah has a better than a goal a game record so far this season and is proving so hard to stop, with how this United defence has been operating you can’t really ignore the 7/5 (Mansion) available on the Egyptian King to get amongst the goals here again, especially with him on penalty duty. It’s just a single clean sheet in all competitions for United and the likes of Wolves, Brentford and Southampton are conceding fewer shots than them.

For all Liverpool have been imperious going forward, at the back they’ve looked fairly shaky of late. Conceding thrice at Brentford and also failing to keep a clean sheet against Chelsea, Manchester City and Atletico Madrid. They tend to cruise past the poorer sides but teams with quality attacking individuals seem to get on the scoresheet.

United clearly have plenty of goal threats themselves so it should make it an entertaining affair. I do think Liverpool look by a decent distance the better side this season though so a nice way to get with them is taking Liverpool double chance along with both teams to score in the match which is available at 11/10 with Betway.

William Hill are offering 9/2 on Paul Pogba to provide an assist which just looks too big to ignore too, should he start. The Frenchman was benched midweek but played a part in the stronger second half performance after coming on. His creative ability is clearly there and he’s miles ahead in terms of assists compared to his teammates with 7 in 8 league appearances. With those stats I’m surprised he’s not more of a 7/2 shot.

Best Bets

Mo Salah to score anytime – 7/5 (Mansion Bet)

Liverpool double chance and both teams to score – 11/10 (Betway)

Paul Pogba to have an assist – 9/2 (William Hill)

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I was first interested in the betting industry by doing the odd coupon at 18 - when I’d see a team at odds I didn’t expect it sparked my curiosity as to why that was. I’d go and research everything around that club: form, team news, manager quotes, and try give my own price in an aim to out-do the bookies. I personally enjoy punting on the Football League and European competitions. I like to diversify what markets I bet on so sometimes it’s outrights, goals, player cards etc. The Football League angle comes from being an avid Bradford City fan which has its ups (reaching a League Cup final and beating Chelsea in the FA Cup) and its downs (The entirety of 2018). Hobbies of mine include playing football, cross country running, travelling and playing Football Manager.

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