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Liverpool v Man United: Gerrard goal among 3 best bets

| 03.08.2014

Manchester United and Liverpool will fly the flag for the Premier League stateside later tonight after seeing off European�competition�to reach the final of the International Champions Cup.

A Mickey Mouse trophy it may be but this meeting of old rivals will be the perfect opportunity to gauge how far United have come in the short time that Louis van Gaal has been at the helm.

The Red Devils are unbeaten on tour this pre-season, beating Real Madrid, Roma and LA Galaxy convincingly and taking a penalty shootout from Inter Milan, and Van Gaal will be�looking�to use this game as�another�confidence boost ahead of the new season.

Having crunched the numbers, James Curtis offers up three best bets for this late night encounter.

Man United to win @ 23/20

Some of United�s football has been excellent on this tour and virtuoso displays from the likes of Ashley Young have gone some way to banishing the memory of the ill-fated Moyes era.

Wayne Rooney has been among the goals, Ander Herrera has slotted into his stride without fuss and Juan Mata is relishing being back in the hole.

While the 7-0 drubbing of Galaxy offered little to evaluate United�s ability the most recent win over a Madrid side boasting Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Xabi Alonso shows that the Red Devils, who have won four of the last six meetings with Liverpool, are on course for victory.

Steven Gerrard to score anytime @ 3/1

In the absence of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge is expected to step up to the plate to become the standout striker, with Rickie Lambert chipping in.

However, after retiring from the international game to focus on club football Steven Gerrard could once again become a healthy source of goals.

The one-club man dubbed Mr Liverpool would love nothing more than a goal against his bitter rivals and with four from the last eight meetings he�s a great price to net at any point during the 90 minutes.

Both teams to score and Man United to win @ 14/5

Even if Gerrard does not find the net Liverpool have only failed to score once in seven pre-season games and with Sturridge, Lambert and Raheem Sterling ready to pounce the defence much hailed by Van Gaal last time out looks certain to be breached.

As such the chance to more than double your money on a United win with both teams scoring should look too good to ignore.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.