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Liverpool v Manchester United betting tips: Reds set sights on top spot

| 18.04.2022

Liverpool v Manchester United betting tips and odds

Liverpool take on bitter rivals Manchester United tonight with the chance of moving to the top of the Premier League table.

The quadruple-chasing Reds are a point behind Manchester City with a superior goal difference, so even a draw would be good enough for them to hit the summit for at least 24 hours.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are the 2/5 favourites to win at Anfield as we look at some of the main talking points in our Liverpool v Manchester United betting tips.

Liverpool v Manchester United form

The Merseysiders start the match in buoyant mood having reached the FA Cup final with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester City at the weekend.

City trailed 3-0 at half-time, but Jack Grealish reduced the arrears just after the restart, Bernardo Silva then struck in stoppage time and although there were a couple of even later scares, the Reds hung on for a 15th final appearance.

A deserved victory came six days after the teams had drawn 2-2 at the Etihad, a result which ended Liverpool’s 10-game winning run in the Premier League.

Liverpool remain the only team yet to lose at home in the Premier League and they have won their last 10 at Anfield, eight of which came without conceding, an option which can be backed at 31/20.

Half of those victories involved at least four match goals and that outcome is available at 15/8, while a win and under 3.5 is 29/20 in our Liverpool v Manchester United betting tips.

Liverpool have been leading at the break in 11 of their 15 home games this season and that was the case in the previous two Premier League meetings between these north west giants, an option which can be backed at 11/10.

United are expected to announce Erik ten Hag as their new head coach in the next few days and they make the short trip to Anfield after an unconvincing 3-2 victory over bottom-of-the-table Norwich during which Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 50th club hat-trick.

Ronaldo’s superb free-kick sealed the win as United took advantage of defeats for Tottenham and Arsenal to move up to fifth in the table, three points behind Spurs.

Liverpool v Manchester United head to head

The Red Devils were destroyed by Liverpool at Old Trafford in October, but they have drawn with their rivals at least once in each of the last five seasons and that outcome can be backed at 19/5, while an unlikely away win is 7/1.

Mo Salah scored a 12-minute hat-trick in a 5-0 win at Old Trafford six months ago, with four of their goals coming before the break.

Five months earlier, Salah bagged the clincher as Liverpool fought back from a goal down to post a 4-2 victory.

With Liverpool on fire and United struggling to impose themselves this season, the hosts can be backed at 11/10 to win by at least two goals for a third successive time.

Liverpool v Manchester United team news

Ralf Rangnick has a handful of absentees, among them Ronaldo who last night revealed the death of his baby son.

Ronaldo had announced in a social media post last October that he and partner Georgina Rodriguez were expecting twins and although the girl survived, the boy tragically died.

Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Fred, Scott McTominay and Edinson Cavani all missed the clash with the Canaries and are out of the running once again, but Bruno Fernandes is available despite being involved in a car crash on Monday.

Liverpool, on the other hand, are almost at full strength, so Klopp has a big decision to make on whether Salah, Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz or Roberto Firmino fill the three forward roles in a 4-3-3 formation.

Goalscorer odds

Salah may have scored four goals in his last two appearances against United, but he has failed to find the net in his last six outings for the Reds, yet is 14/5 favourite to break the deadlock or 5/6 in the anytime market.

Mane scored twice against Manchester City on Saturday and with four goals in his last three games, the Senegal attacker looks a better option at 9/2 and 7/5 in the two markets.

Jota is also enjoying a purple patch with four goals in seven appearances and is 7/2 to draw first blood and 21/20 to get on the scoresheet in our Liverpool v Manchester United betting tips.

Perhaps the best value of all is young centre-back Ibrahima Konate who has broken the deadlock in his last three games and is 40/1 to repeat the trick or 12/1 to find his way past David de Gea.

Fernandes is the favourite among the United contingent at 10/1 to get the game’s first goal or 10/3 to score, while Anthony Elanga is 16/1 and 5/1.

Match Info

Where: Anfield

When: 20:00, Tuesday 19th April

How to watch: Sky Sports

Latest Premier League odds

Al odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner