In a Premier League showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, two of the world’s best strikers will collide at Old Trafford. In the rankings as a result of their dismal record the Red Devils have slipped to sixth place. Here is our expert guess on Manchester United vs Liverpool football prediction for the Premier League match of the season.
Ahead of their visit to Liverpool on Sunday Bruno Fernandes is one of three new injury concerns for Manchester United. Fred is the most likely to be left out of the three.
Jesse Lingard is the like-for-like replacement should Fernandes miss out, but it wouldn’t be surprising if Solskjaer went with a 4-3-3 formation.
Pogba or Rashford, if healthy, are more likely to start on the left wing than Jadon Sancho or Anthony Martial.
Thiago is likely to be ruled out until the next international break, while Jurgen Klopp expects to have Curtis Jones available for Sunday’s match.
Harvey Elliott will also be missing out and James Milner has a decent chance of starting in midfield. With Fabinho recalled, Naby Keita would be relegated to the bench.
Roberto Firmino should preserve his starting spot in front of Diogo Jota after scoring a hat-trick last weekend.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Prediction
Manchester United will be full of confidence after coming from behind to defeat Atalanta 3-2 after falling behind 2-0. However, there were still a lot of questions about the performance, especially in the first half against an Atalanta squad that was missing numerous first-team players. United did create a number of decent chances, and the players at least demonstrated that they are still committed to the manager.
Knowing how his side is attacking at the moment, including through the in-form Mo Salah, Jurgen Klopp would have taken great joy from portions of United’s performance in midweek. Liverpool won a five-goal thriller in midweek to extend their undefeated run to 21 games.
Liverpool has scored at least three goals in each of their seven away matches this season, and they defeated United four times at Old Trafford last season. United will no certainly be pumped up by midweek’s match, but Liverpool can put them to the test in a way that Atalanta couldn’t.
In their last five road encounters, Liverpool has scored at least three goals (Premier League).
Liverpool hasn’t lost in their last 18 games (Premier League).
In Liverpool’s last seven away games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
In five of their last seven road encounters, Liverpool has won both halftime and fulltime (Premier League).
Manchester United possible starting lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo
Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Our Prediction: Manchester United 2-3 Liverpool
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