Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United face Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday hoping to make boost their Premier League title chances by beating their old rivals.
Much more than mere points are at stake when old rivals Manchester United and Liverpool lock horns at Old Trafford on Sunday.
For Manchester United, only victory will do. The Red Devils are trying to show they have what it takes to win big trophies after a summer of big signings. They have just 14 points to show from eight games and a defeat on Sunday will leave them trailing Premier League leaders Chelsea by eight points in the standings.
Liverpool, on the other hand, are four points above Manchester United in third place. The Reds are the only Premier League team left to stay unbeaten this season and won’t want to lose that record at Old Trafford of all places.
Stats and facts for Manchester United and Liverpool.
- Manchester United did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Manchester United scored in the last 17 of 19 matches;
- Manchester United conceded in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Manchester United conceded the last 9 matches in a row at home.
- Liverpool unbeaten the last 18 matches in a row;
- Liverpool unbeaten the last 11 matches in a row when playing away;
- Liverpool has won in the last 6 of 7 matches when playing away;
- Liverpool scored in the last 19 of 21 matches.
Current form — Manchester United v. Liverpool
The Red Devils aim to build on Atalanta win
The mood around Manchester United is pretty low right now as a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side have seen it all in their last 3 matches. An encounter with Everton brought a 1-1 draw, which was followed by a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Leicester. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail, as they beat Atalanta by 3-2.
The Reds out to continue excellent form
Liverpool look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Jurgen Klopp’s side look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment. They started off drawing 2-2 with Manchester City, before downing first Watford by 0-5 then Atletico Madrid in a 2-3 win.
According to the bookmakers, Liverpool are favourites to win. Betting on the away win will get you odds of 2.38, meaning the bookies predict they are in with around a 43% chance of taking the 3 points at Old Trafford. For placing your bet on Manchester United, the best price at the time of writing is 3.10.
Manchester United v. Liverpool — fixture history
The last time the two teams played each other, Liverpool came away as 4-2 winners in a Premier League, back in May 2021.
Manchester United enter the match against Liverpool with a 1-6-3 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League. This amounts to a 10% winning ratio for the Red Devils, with their rivals victorious in 30% of the last 10 encounters.
Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 3 times in the past 10 matches between Manchester United and Liverpool. Both teams found the back of the net 5 times in those 10 matches.
Current table in the Premier League
Primary goal getter
It is difficult to look past Mohamed Salah when searching for a goalscorer. He seems unstoppable and hit the target 8 times in the last 6 matches. He hopes to make a statement in this one.
Cristiano Ronaldo, meanwhile, is gunning for more goals and will surely be Manchester United’s go-to guy in the attack at Old Trafford.