Jan 11

United favourites to push Liverpool to futher midtable mediocrity

Tag: Betting @ 3:50 pm

United look cracking value at 1.91 with bet365 and Betfred to beat arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Sir Alex’s side come into the game having eight of their last nine in the league and despite the fact that Liverpool tend to raise their game in these encounters it’s hard to envisage defeat to the league leaders.

Indeed United have won the last three renewals of this fixture and seven of their last eight against Brendan Rodgers’ men who currently sit 21 points behind them in the league.

Yes the visitors have won there last three games in all competitions but United have already shown this season that they are capable of raising their game against the big sides with wins over Man City and Arsenal and also managed to beat Liverpool at Anfield.

I fully expect them United to win this, and Robin van Persie has to be the bet in the first goalscorer market to fire them on their way to success.

The Dutchman has scored eight goals in his last eight Premier League games, and has netted five goals in his last six league appearances against Liverpool.

He is going to cause the Liverpool defence all sorts of problems, and looks cracking value at 4.5 with Coral to bag the first.

Blue Square also go a top priced 1.95 about him getting on the scoresheet during the 90 minutes and that looks a steal given his record.

Given that United’s defence has looked far from solid this season, Liverpool may well get a goal so both sides to score is worth considering at 1.57 with Ladbrokes.

However one is all they are going to get as far as I am concerned and it will be a consolation on at that.

I fancy United to win this 3-1 or 4-1 and those scorelines can be backed at 13 and 34 respectively with Coral.

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3 Responses to “United favourites to push Liverpool to futher midtable mediocrity”

  • The_Philosopher

    We play Liverpool before City play Arsenal.

    So they will probably be watching our game.

    The beauty of having a massive lead over them means that they will we be hoping we slip up because thats the only way back into the title race for them.

    If we win our game it tests their nerve. Every win for us is worth 7 points in a way.

    They might slip themselves City. Arsenal aren’t the easiest team to play against. The it would be a 10 point lead (or 9 points if they draw)

    Psychological warfare. Mancini has already started by praising van persie and claiming that he’s the difference in the title race. It gives City an excuse.

    It relieves them of the pressure to compete. “There’s no way we can win the league. We don’t have van Persie”

    Its the same game he played last season when we were 8 points ahead in the race before we lost points to Everton and Wigan he said ‘we are out of the title race now. there’s no hope for us.’

    Its also clever in that it takes pressure off his players to win the league but it puts pressure on his strikers to prove him wrong that van persie isn’t the best striker in the league.

    Very smart Mancini.

    But this season Ferguson looks dead set to not squander our lead like we did last season so Mancini can play all the mind games he wants. Ferguson has his game face on and thats all that counts. :twisted:

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