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Manchester United v Liverpool betting tips: More misery for Red Devils

| 21.08.2022

Manchester United v Liverpool betting tips, preview and odds

It has not been the start to the Premier League season either of these sides envisaged as we scour some Manchester United v Liverpool betting tips.

United are bottom of the table for the first time since August 1992 while Liverpool are already four points behind champions Manchester City after successive draws.

Monday’s match at Old Trafford kicks off at 8pm and is live on Sky Sports.

Early crisis for United

Manchester United plumbed new depths after a 4-0 capitulation at Brentford sent Erik ten Hag’s side into full-blown crisis mode after just two games of the season.

Through a mixture of catastrophic defensive ineptitude and Brentford opportunism, the Red Devils found themselves four down at half-time.

Goalkeeper David De Gea gifted the first two to Josh Dasilva and Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee helped himself to a third and Bryan Mbeumo hit a slick fourth on a chastening afternoon for the visitors.

This is the first season since the inaugural Premier League campaign in which a United team has lost their opening two fixtures.

The defeat also means Ten Hag is the first manager to lose each of his first two games in charge of United since John Chapman in 1921.

Ten Hag said: “For one, Brentford were more hungry, and two, we conceded goals with individual mistakes. You can have a good plan but then you put the plan in the bin.

“I think it’s nothing to do with tactics. The first two goals are about dealing with the ball and decisions.

“I think they follow my instructions but they make bad decisions. This is football, it’s a game of mistakes and we got punished.”

Liverpool won this corresponding fixture 5-0 last season before prevailing 4-0 at Anfield and we are backing them to pile more misery on their rivals.

But both of Liverpool’s games have seen goals at each end so an away win and BTTS at 7/4 kicks off our Manchester United v Liverpool betting tips.

Slow start for Reds

Liverpool already find themselves four points behind champions Manchester City after successive draws at Fulham and at home to Crystal Palace.

Jurgen Klopp’s side conceded the first goal for the sixth successive Premier League game before hitting back to grab a point against the Eagles at Anfield on Monday.

They were not helped by the crazy 57th-minute dismissal of club-record summer signing Darwin Nunez, who was sent off for headbutting Palace defender Joachim Andersen on his home debut and now serves a three-match suspension.

Klopp said: “Of course, I will speak with him.

“Provocation and definitely wrong reaction, he will learn off that. Unfortunately he has now three games to do that. It is not cool for us but it is how it is”.

Liverpool had 24 attempts against Patrick Vieira’s side, with just four finding the target, while United have looked shaky in defence in each of their two fixtures.

We like both teams to score, over 2.5 goals and either team to win at 11/10 in the #YourCall market in our Manchester United v Liverpool betting tips. 

Manchester United v Liverpool meetings

Liverpool have held the upper hand over United in recent seasons and have gone eight Premier League matches unbeaten (W5 D3) against their fierce rivals.

United’s last top-flight win came at this venue in March 2018 when Marcus Rashford scored twice in a 2-1 victory.

The England striker has struck five times in 10 games against Liverpool in all competitions and was also on target when United knocked the Reds out of the FA Cup in 2020/21.

But another player who relishes this fixture is Mo Salah, who has scored nine goals in six matches against United in all competitions, including a hat-trick at this venue last season.

Salah is 14/5 to score the opening goal and 5/6 to net at any time while the Egyptian to notch at least a brace is quoted at 4/1 in the Manchester United v Liverpool betting tips.

Manchester United v Liverpool betting tips

Liverpool to win & both teams to score @ 7/4

BTTS, over 2.5 goals and either team to win at 11/10

Mo Salah to score the first goal @ 14/5

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All odds and markets correct at date of publication



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.