PREVIEW: Man U v Liverpool
[dropcap]M[/dropcap]iddlesbrough’s comfortable win against Derby was a good result for the column on Saturday.
A straightforward win bet on the home side looks the way to go again for what should be a lunchtime cracker at Old Trafford.
I was as sceptical as anyone about Man U in the Louis van Gaal era at the start of the season but we are starting to see some of the old Man U back, certainly in terms of results.
They are not yet playing great football – but they are getting results and have only dropped two points from seven home games since their disastrous loss to Swansea on the opening day of the season.
Liverpool still look pretty shell-shocked after a poor run last month which saw them win only one of six games across the Premier League and Champions League. Their latest Premier League outing saw a very drab 0-0 played out against Sunderland at Anfield.
A win today would take Man U Man U to 31 points – eight points off Chelsea and whilst no one is even considering them as title contenders it’s a margin that could be close enough at this stage of the season with the busy Christmas period still to come.
Liverpool won this corresponding fixture 3-0 last season but it was frankly a different Liverpool that played that day. Man U have a hefty 10/12 win rate from recent matches at Old Trafford between the two sides.
Man U v Liverpool
HEAD TO HEAD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Mar 2014 Premier Man Utd 0-3 Liverpool
Sep 2013 Capital One Man Utd 1-0 Liverpool
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
As for the bet I’m keeping it simple.
4/5 Man U makes plenty of appeal with Star Sports and I’m having a decent bet.