Liverpool vs Man United Preview
When Liverpool hosts Man United in the Premier League on Sunday, January 17, it’s about who is taking the lead in the standings. After securing a minimal one-goal-win over Burnley, the Red Devils sit on top for the first time since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. On the contrary, Liverpool has lost their only Premier League game in 2021 to Southampton.
Liverpool vs Man United: Derby history and last encounters
The North West Derby is seen as one of the greatest rivalries in the world of football. Accordingly, the two clubs are historically the most successful British clubs in terms of national and international titles.
Manchester United is leads in head-to-head with 88 wins. Liverpool won 77, whilst there were 67 draws. In the last 10 encounters, we always saw close games: 6 draws, 3 wins for Liverpool and one for Manchester United. With a 2:0 win, Liverpool secured themselves all 3 points during the last match, which took place on January 19, 2020, almost exactly one year ago.
Liverpool has struggled to keep their form consistent after their crucial win in the top clash against Tottenham. Despite a smashing 7:0 win at Crystal Palace, they failed to catch another winning streak. Draws against West Brom and Newcastle were followed by the Southampton defeat.
On the other hand, United hasn’t been beaten in the Premier League since November 1. In their last 3 matches, they defeated Burnley, Aston Villa and Wolves.
Liverpool vs Man United Prediction
We are expecting a tight fight between the two top teams. United is bursting with confidence after an unbeaten run of 10 Premier League games. In addition, Liverpools’ Diego Jota, who is still suffering from a knee injury, will be missed. The 24-year-old has scored 9 goals in 17 appearances.
However, experience in top games might be a decisive factor that clearly speaks for The Reds. Moreover, even without Jota, Liverpool’s attacking line is one to fear for United. They have scored 37 goals (top of the league) in this season so far. Against this, United only features the 12th best defence of the league with 24 conceived goals.
On these grounds, we predict Liverpool to win 2:1.
Watch Liverpool vs Man United live
Skysports (Main Event & Premier League) will broadcast the top clash on Sunday, January 17, from 4:30 UK time.
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