Betting review, tips and free bets
This weekend we’ll see the resumption of one of the biggest rivalries in world football as Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford. As the two Premier League giants get set to go head to head we at freebet.com will preview this heavyweight clash, providing team news, betting tips and all the latest odds from our betting partners at Paddy Power.
Manchester United are sweating on the fitness of midfielders, Bruno Fernandes and Fred whilst Raphael Varane will definitely miss out. Marcus Rashford left the field early in their Champions League win over Atalanta but should be fit to start.
The visitors have no fresh injury concerns but will once again be without Thiago.
Whilst it may be seen as ‘sitting on the fence’, a score draw at 3/1 seems a sensible bet on Sunday afternoon. Seven of the last twelve fixtures played between Manchester United and Liverpool have finished in a draw. Manchester United have failed to keep a clean sheet in a dozen league and cup games at Old Trafford whilst Liverpool have scored three or more goals in eight consecutive games on the road; scoring 28 goals in the process.
Although quite early in the season, a defeat for Manchester United will all-but-end their slim title hopes. We could therefore be set for a cagey opening. Paddy Power’s odds on under 0.5 first half goals is worth consideration at 11/4
Goals goals goals!
The promise of goals at Old Trafford is down to the superb form that several players from either side find themselves in. Mohamed Salah has been the Premier League’s standout player so far this season. The Egyptian has scored in six consecutive league games whilst he scored three in two against Manchester United last season. With seven goals so far this season, Salah is the Premier League’s leading scorer and is a generous 5/6 to score at any time on Sunday. If you’re looking for a market offering a bigger return then you should consider Salah at 10/3 to score at any time on Sunday. If you’re looking for a market offering a bigger return then you should consider Salah to score first at 10/3 or 4/1 on the free-scoring Liverpool forward to score two or more.
Roberto Firmino returned to the Liverpool starting 11 with a hat trick at Watford last weekend and at 7/1 the Brazilian could be the value bet in the first scorer market.
The home side aren’t short of attacking talent of their own. Marcus Rashford has two from two since returning from injury. The England international is 12/5 to score at any time.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a big-game player and will relish the opportunity to take on Liverpool. Ronaldo has arguably reserved his best form for the Champions League in recent weeks but at 11/10 to score at any time, he should not be ignored.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo has made a habit of scoring late winners recently. The Portuguese forward is 4/1 to score last.
- Manchester United – 2/1
- Draw – 12/5
- Liverpool – 5/4