Manchester United vs Liverpool Betting Preview & Tips

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LIVERPOOL travel to Man Utd in Super Sunday's Premier League showdown. Tom Love (@TomLove_18) shares his betting thoughts.

Manchester United vs Liverpool | Sunday 2nd May 2021, 16:30 | Sky Sports

The game of the weekend is at Old Trafford as old foes Manchester United and Liverpool go toe-to-toe. Liverpool have been the club with the upper hand over the last couple of years but it’s United who are 13 points clear of them this season. 

United were involved in a crazy 6-2 win midweek over Roma in the Europa League semi-final. They’ll take plenty of confidence from that performance where they just cut loose, it also means there’s less pressure on the return leg in Italy. They’re likely to finish second in the league and Liverpool arguably have more to play for with them going for a top 4 spot, but should the hosts be the outsiders here?

It’s been 13 games since United last lost in the league so taking them with a +0 start on the asian handicap at odds-against has to make appeal. It works effectively the same as the draw no bet market where our stakes will be returned if it ends all square. 

There were a penalty each in that Roma game and it’s been commonplace in games featuring the Red Devils. We also have a referee in Michael Oliver who loves to point to the spot. He’s given 17 spot kicks in his 25 premier league games but he’s given multiple penalties in 6 of those. 

On Bet Victor's Bet Builder you can get 37/1 on both sides to score a penalty and that just looks too big. Of the 15 penalties awarded to these two combined, 14 have been scored. I’d make it closer to 20/1 with Oliver in charge.

Best Bets

Manchester United vs Liverpool – Manchester United +0 Asian Handicap (21/20 Bet365)

Manchester United vs Liverpool – Both sides to score a penalty (37/1 BetVictor)

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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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