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Liverpool v Manchester United betting tips: Reds look to leapfrog City

| 17.04.2022
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Preview, odds and Liverpool v Manchester United betting tips

Tuesday’s mouth-watering clash between these north-west giants takes on added significance as quadruple-chasing Liverpool get the chance to leapfrog title rivals and Premier League leaders Manchester City, the team they beat in Saturday’s pulsating FA Cup semi-final.

Manchester United were given a massive boost in their bid for a place in the Champions League next season at the weekend when top-four rivals Tottenham and Arsenal both lost.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick in a nervy win against bottom-of-the-table Norwich ensured the Red Devils moved up to fifth spot, three points adrift of fourth-placed Spurs, but their fall from grace is highlighted by their odds of 7/1 to spring a surprise at Anfield.

The game kicks off at 8pm and is being screened live by Sky Sports as we pick out some Liverpool v Manchester United betting tips after looking at the markets and odds.

Reds on a roll

Jurgen Klopp’s side can seemingly do no wrong and other clubs even appear to be doing them favours to aid their quadruple bid as Villarreal eliminated potential opponents Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League last week.

The Reds, 15/8 to pip Manchester City to the title, are unbeaten in the last seven Premier League meetings with United and are 2/5 to get one over their fierce rivals.

Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with City six days before their 3-2 FA Cup triumph against the same opponents ended a 10-game winning run in the top flight and eight of those wins involved keeping clean sheets, so the hosts can be backed at 31/20 by the same method.

Klopp talked about the influence of the Liverpool supporters in the build-up to their Champions League showdown with Benfica and although they drew that game 3-3, they have played their part in an unbeaten run at Anfield where they have won 12 and drawn three of their 15 games in the top flight.

Significantly, the Merseysiders have won their last 10 Premier League games in front of their own fans, half of which produced at least four goals.

With that in mind, they are 2/1 to win and over 3.5 match goals while a victory by over 2.5 is 10/11.

The Reds were also leading at the break in eight of those 10 home victories and you can back Liverpool at 23/20 to be ahead at half-time and full-time as they were in their last two encounters with United.

In the goalscorer markets, Diogo Jota has scored in his last three Premier League games and is 23/20 to find the net as he did at Old Trafford earlier in the season or 7/2 to break the deadlock – again like he did against Arsenal and Watford.

Mo Salah netted a hat-trick against United in October and is 14/5 to score the opening goal or 10/11 to strike again while the Egyptian is 4/1 to bag at least a double and another treble is 20/1.

Ibrahima Konate has opened the scoring in three of his past four matches and is 40/1 to repeat the trick and 12/1 to get on the scoresheet.

United living on nerves

Thousands of supporters protested against the Glazer family ownership prior to the Norwich game which was going pretty well just before the break when United were leading 2-0 only for Kieran Dowell to give the visitors hope by heading in unmarked at the back post.

Dowell then turned provider for Teemu Pukki to equalise seven minutes after the break by striking the ball in off the near post of David de Gea, who then had to make a fine one-handed save to deny Milot Rashica for what would have been a remarkable turnaround.

There were chants of ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’ heard from some fans but that was all forgotten when Ronaldo fired home a superb free-kick for his 50th club hat-trick.

Ronaldo is an interesting 9/4 to get on the scoresheet again in our Liverpool v Manchester United betting tips and 13/2 to break the deadlock on Tuesday night.

Despite their drubbing by Liverpool earlier in the season, United drew this fixture last season and the points have been shared at least once in each of the past five seasons in meetings between these teams.

Could that run continue? The Red Devils are 19/5 to pick up a point and bring an end to their two-match losing run on the road.

Head-to-head

Liverpool are unbeaten in seven Premier League meetings with United and ran riot in a 5-0 victory at Old Trafford in October which convinced the board to look for a new manager, although the final nail in the coffin for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a 4-1 defeat at Watford four weeks later.

Roberto Firmino scored twice in a 4-2 win in Manchester towards the end of last season, so Klopp’s side look an interesting prospect at 21/20 to win by at least two goals which has been the case in two of the last three top-flight contests at Anfield.

The Reds were leading after half an hour in both of those wins and are 31/20 to be in front in the 30th minute in our Liverpool v Manchester United betting tips and 4/5 to score the first goal in the first half.

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Andrew McDermott

Andrew is a sports betting content journalist at PA Media. He is a lifelong Huddersfield Town fan but when he isn't reminiscing about their Premier League days he is also a junior cricket coach and enjoys cycling.