Manchester United host Liverpool in a premier league fixture with significant context that sparingly determines the winner of this season’s premier league competition.
Manchester United will be coming from the back of a superb display against Europa League Italian opposition, AS Roma. A 6-2 demolition of Roma with stellar performances from Bruno Fernandez & Edison Cavani. The home team were behind at the break despite taking the lead in the ninth minute. A stellar second half performance was just enough to see the red devils take a four goal lead into the second leg of the Europa League semi final tie. OGS will be expecting a similar performance against a more formidable opposition. In the premier League, Man United are unbeaten in thirteen straight games, their last loss, being a 2-1 home loss to Sheffield United. Centre back Phil Jones and forward Anthony Martial remain injured with the rest of the team available for selection.
Liverpool are winless in two straight matches with two successive 1-1 draw. Though unbeaten in their last seven games after a poor run of results which saw the premier league champions lose six of eight matches. Their last outing was a 1-1 draw with premier league opposition Newcastle, which saw them lose a one goal lead to a Joe Willock stoppage time equalizer. With hopes of retaining the title clearly out, Liverpool’s focus would be finishing in the Champions League places. Long term absentees; Van Dijk, Joe Gomez , Joel Matip still remain unavailable with Captain Jordan Henderson and striker Origi doubtful.
Head To Head, Manchester United are unbeaten at home to Liverpool in six straight premier league matches at old trafford. Man United have won four of their last five premier league matches at home, conceding a total of six goals. With four matches to go and champions league spot up for grabs, Both teams will be under pressure to get a result and a conservative approach to the game is expected with a low scoring game predicted.
PREDICTION : DRAW 1-1
ACCUMULATOR TIP : MAN UNITED DOUBLE CHANCE