AUTHOR: Star Sports Content

Man U v Liverpool


Man U v Liverpool

Carling Cup
7.4pm, SKY


At the risk of singing from the same hymn sheet it’s goals again tonight for me.

It’s the tie of the round but sad to see these two paired against each other and preventing some of football’s finances being funnelled down to the lower divisions.

Anyway, that’s what the balls, the hat and fate decided and to prove what a crazy season it’s been so far – both Man U and Liverpool are coming here on the back of defeats by Man City and Southampton respectively.

This is a big match for David Moyes. Forget how important the Carling Cup is in the grand scheme of things – a further defeat here will start to rasie eyebrows and there is already a simmering of discontent brewing. It wasn’t the 4-1 scoreline on Sunday – it was the poor way they played.

Liverpool will be well up for this – they beat Man U 1-0 earlier in the month at Anfield and the match could see the return of Suarez after his 10 match ban.

Manchester United team (from): De Gea, Lindegaard, Amos, Rafael, Fabio, Jones, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Buttner, Thorpe, Valencia, Giggs, Carrick, Cleverley, Fellaini, Anderson, Kagawa, Nani, Young, Cole, Welbeck, Rooney, Hernandez, Keane.

Liverpool team (from): Mignolet, Wisdom, Kelly, Toure, Skrtel, Enrique, Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson, Moses, Suarez, Sturridge, Jones, Sakho, Allen, Alberto, Sterling, Aspas, Ibe.

If this was a Champions League tie I’d definitely be going low in terms of goals – but in the current climate both teams are likely to go for it and I can see plenty of goals. After all, it’s a fixture that usually generates plenty of goals

(Max last 10 only)
Sep 2013 Premier Liverpool 1-0 Man Utd
Jan 2013 Premier Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool
Sep 2012 Premier Liverpool 1-2 Man Utd
Feb 2012 Premier Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool
Jan 2012 FA Cup Liverpool 2-1 Man Utd
Oct 2011 Premier Liverpool 1-1 Man Utd
Mar 2011 Premier Liverpool 3-1 Man Utd
Jan 2011 FA Cup Man Utd 1-0 Liverpool
Sep 2010 Premier Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool
Mar 2010 Premier Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool

Over 2.5 goals at around 8/11 with Star Sports looks in order.

(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
6 points OVER 2.5 GOALS at around 8/11


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