This weekend’s top clash in the Premier League involves two of the country’s fiercest rivals, Manchester United and Liverpool. They hold 38 league titles and 8 European Cups between them, and are the biggest supported sides in the country. For many years, United have held a level of dominance over Liverpool, but this season has been the complete opposite. Liverpool are in the title race, while United are languishing in sixth place. There is a lot at stake in this game for both teams, which means the game should be very exciting.
Bookmakers are having a tough time picking the winner for this game. United are at 17/11, the draw is at 5/2, and Liverpool are at 19/10 to get the win. Despite their dismal form, United are slight favorites, with the draw seen as the most unlikely possibility.
Given these odds, it may be best for betters to go for the draw in this game. Both sides have a great front line, while neither have been defending well lately. Liverpool will come into this game full of confidence, having disposed of many top sides in recent weeks. However, United are not easy opposition at Old Trafford. Their home record this season is poor, but they will try to draw on past successes to bring about a vintage performance.
For their manager David Moyes, this game could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. While his team won at West Brom last weekend, they have been unconvincing in almost every important game this season. A loss to Liverpool could end the fans’ patience with their new manager, while a win could be enough boost to earn him another season in the job.
Robin van Persie is the favorite to get the first goal in the game, with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez the next best options. Wayne Rooney, who is as long as 6/1 to get the first goal, would be the best bet. He is United’s go to man in important games, and is in fine form after signing a new contract with the club. For more information on detailed odds for the game, click here.