- Manchester United hasn’t won in eight Premier League contests against Liverpool.
- Liverpool is unbeaten in 21 Premier League matches.
- Manchester United is bottom of the table for the first time since 1991-92.
On the back of two woeful performances, Manchester United looks to rebound against winless Liverpool when the two old foes meet at Old Trafford on Monday evening.
Even though they enjoy the benefit of playing at home, United are unsurprising longshots (+380) according to EPL odds to secure their first win of the campaign.
Despite being banged up and starting the season with two draws, the Reds are overwhelming favorites (-167).
Liverpool enters Monday’s contest on an eight-match Premier League unbeaten streak against United that dates back to March 10, 2018, when the Red Devils won 2-1.
Three comprehensive victories on the bounce against United (4-0, 5-0, 4-2) should have the Reds full of confidence in spite of failing to win either of their first two league matches.
Manchester United vs. Liverpool Odds, Moneyline, Over/Under
Moneyline: Man. United (+380) | Liverpool (-167) | Draw (+340)
Over/Under: 2.5 Over (-204) | 2.5 Under (+145)
Manchester United vs. Liverpool Analysis
Manchester United enters matchweek 3 bottom of the table for the first time since 1992-93, the Premier League’s inaugural season. Alarm bells are ringing in Manchester just two matches into the season; such is the state of disarray and listlessness enveloping Erik ten Hag’s side.
Ten Hag will be delighted about United’s return to Old Trafford after his new side suffered their seventh straight road defeat, the club’s worst away run since 1936.
It wasn’t just the defeat that resonated across the football world, but the nature in which the 4-0 shellacking to Brentford occurred.
A palpable collective indifference combined with countless individual errors has contributed to United’s unfamiliar position at the foot of the table.
While ten Hag’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat against Brighton in their opening home contest, the Red Devils will still take solace in their return to Old Trafford.
United are superior on their home patch and, before the Brighton defeat, strung together a run of nine without defeat (5 wins, 4 draws) dating back to the end of the 2021-22 campaign.
However, United have won just one of their last eight, along with four defeats on the trot.
Reports are trickling through about United’s all-but-confirmed signing of Real Madrid’s Casemiro. The 30-year-old midfield maestro is expected to land in Manchester for an obligatory medical in the next 24 hours.
While Casemiro will inevitably help United improve in the long term, he isn’t available Monday, offering no immediate relief.
Aside from the impending Casemiro signing, there is hope for United. A laundry list of injuries plagues the Reds, as seven first-team players have been ruled out of contention.
New signing Darwin Nunez will also miss out after receiving a three-match ban for inexplicably head-butting Crystal Palace’s Joachim Andersen.
Center backs Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate are unavailable for the contest, leaving Jurgen Klopp desperately short at the back. However, Nathaniel Phillips, who stepped up to partner Virgil van Dijk against Crystal Palace in the 1-1 draw, made a decent account of himself and is available.
There is some good news on the injury front, as Klopp confirmed Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita are fit and available.
Klopp’s side should extend their unbeaten Premier League run to 22 games even though they seemingly have more injuries than available players. Despite that, Liverpool will still name a strong starting 11, showcasing the depth at their disposal.
Liverpool’s mounting personnel issues should allow United to keep things close. However, the Red Devils’ lack of confidence will contribute to their third successive defeat.
Premier League betting favors the over, as Liverpool haven’t kept a clean sheet in six matches but has scored two goals in six of its previous seven on the road. Look for that trend to continue, with Liverpool edging United 2-1.
Manchester United vs. Liverpool Predictions
Moneyline: Liverpool (-167)
Total: Over 2.5 (-204)
Prediction: Liverpool to win and both teams to score (+180)
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