After the War of the Roses last week against Leeds, Man United face another grudge match against their biggest rivals outside Manchester, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
And all is rosy in the Old Trafford garden, after a 6-2 demolition of Roma in midweek and Champions League football on the horizon once again, whether they win the Europa League or not.
Liverpool’s garden on the other hand is not quite as fragrant, with the Reds looking like they have their minds on their summer holidays, after a season to forget!
|Fixture||Manchester United v Liverpool|
|Date||Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 16:30|
|Where||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Odds Pick – Under 2.5 Goals – Evs at bet365
Despite their bitter rivalry, games between Man United and Liverpool rarely produce a glut of goals.
Three out of the last four league matches between these sides at Old Trafford have contained two goals or less.
And if you include league games at Anfield, it’s eight out of 10.
Added to that, United’s nine games against the rest of the “Super League Six” have reached three goals or more on just two occasions, both against Spurs.
Liverpool haven’t exactly been banging them in recently either, scoring more than one goal just once in their last five games.
And with United potentially suffering a hangover after hitting Roma for six in midweek, we reckon even money on under 2.5 goals is a cracking price.
Our Long Shot – Man United To Win 1-0 – 9/1 at Betfair
Many have questioned United’s motivation ahead of this game, with a top four berth all but assured and the second leg of their Europa League clash against Roma taking place on Thursday.
However, the chance to deal a mortal blow to Liverpool’s top-four ambitions should not be under-estimated, and neither should the fact that anything but a win would also hand Man City the title.
And with a four-goal cushion heading into the return leg against Roma, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can afford to put that match to one side and worry exclusively about the job in hand against Liverpool.
Man United’s record against the Reds at Old Trafford is also a formidable one, winning 10, drawing four and losing just one of their last 15 meetings at the Theatre of Dreams.
Jurgen Klopp’s men seem to be fading as the season draws to a close, winning just one of their last five games in all competitions, and against a United side who have lost just once in the Premier League since November, we can’t see things getting any better.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.