Liverpool v Manchester United Preview

March 9, 2016 | By

BetVictor Free BetsEuropa League 1st Leg action Thursday night comes from Anfield Stadium and features Liverpool versus Manchester United.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports Europe High Definition with a scheduled 20:05pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Liverpool v Manchester United Preview, Europa League, Last 16, Thursday 10th March 2016

Liverpool have responded well since losing their league cup final at Wembley Stadium against Manchester City, as not only did they hand Manchester City a healthy helping of pay back just two days later when beating them 2-0 at Anfield in the league, they then picked up an important 2-1 victory away against Crystal Palace in the league last time out which now has them right back in contention for a European place next season.

Manchester United are also right in the mix to obtain one of those spots in Europe for next season, but did suffer a bit of a setback over the weekend when losing 1-0 away against West Bromwich Albion and it will be interesting to see how Louis Van Gaal’s side respond to that defeat in this game.

Both sides have the potential to go all the way in this competition and it will be important for Liverpool to gain the upper hand in this crucial first leg tie if they are to have a realistic chance of making it through to the last eight of the tournament.

Liverpool Team News:

Liverpool have a number of casualties for this game and will be without Gomez, Ings, Lucas and Rossiter as they all continue to receive treatment for respective injury related problems. Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke will lead the attack up front for the hosts with support in behind being provided by Adam Lallana and Roberto Frimino.

Manchester United Team News:

Manchester United also have a long list of casualties to their squad and will be without Valencia, Jones, Fellaini, Keane, Love, Rooney, Schweinsteiger, Shaw and Young as they all continue to receive treatment for respective injury related problems. Lingard will also be missing due to suspension. Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford will most likely lead the attack up front for the visitors, with support being provided by Memphis Depay and Juan Mata.

Liverpool v Manchester United Head to Head Statistics:

Thursday night’s match from Anfield Stadium will become the 168th meeting between the two clubs over the years. Liverpool have managed to secure 55 victories overall of which 39 of those have came with home advantage, where as Manchester United have managed 67 victories overall with 25 of those having came away from home.

Our head to head statistics table below shows the last five matches played between the two clubs and as we can see Manchester United have a clear advantage in recent meetings having won four times, compared to Liverpool having won just the once.

17/01/16 PRL Liverpool – Manchester United
0 : 1
12/09/15 PRL Manchester United – Liverpool
3 : 1
22/03/15 PRL Liverpool – Manchester United
1 : 2
14/12/14 PRL Manchester United – Liverpool 3 : 0
05/08/14 ICC Liverpool – Manchester United 1 : 3

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

436 Goals have been scored in the previous 167 matches played between the two clubs, which provides us with an average goals statistic of 2.61.

227 of those Goals have been scored in the 84 matches played between the two clubs at Anfield Stadium, which generates us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.70.

Both sets of data indicate that this game is likely to see at least a couple of goals scored and total match goals two or three looks the stand out choice here on the goals market betting.

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Liverpool v Manchester United Recent Form (Left to Right)

Liverpool: D W L W W

Manchester United: W W W W L

Manchester United head into this game with a slight advantage on the recent form statistics having managed to win four and lose one of their previous five matches played, compared to Liverpool who have won three, drawn one and lost one of their previous five matches played.

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Liverpool v Manchester United Match Betting Odds Market

Liverpool are in a good run of form at the moment and with home advantage and knowing the importance to gain an upper hand heading into the second leg the hosts look good value for me at current best price of 23/20 with BetFred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an Account.

The Draw has not happened in any of the previous five meetings between the two clubs but is certainly a very possible outcome in this match, so it could be a sensible choice to get something on this game finishing all square as your main saver bet at a current best price of 11/5 with Paddy Power – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an Account.

Manchester United are coming into this game on the back of a very disappointing 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion and with a number of their key players missing through injury I don’t honestly see United winning this game and their current best price of 3/1 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an Account, does seem to reflect their chances.

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Liverpool v Manchester United Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Both sides will know how important it is to obtain an advantage in these two legged knock out affairs and as such I fully expect both to really go for the victory in this game.

Liverpool look the more likely winners based on recent results which has seen them respond from a penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester City in the league cup final, to go on and win both of their following league matches, one of those being a 2-0 win against City.

United continue to have problems with injuries and for me their chances don’t look great what with Rooney and a number of other key players missing for this match and if Liverpool were to take an early lead in this game, then I wouldn’t be able to see any way back for United.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip will be for Liverpool to Win as with Benteke and Sturridge leading their attack up front they have by far the better attack and it should only be a matter of time before Liverpool take the lead and go on to win this game.

My First Goalscorer Tip is going to be for Liverpool striker Benteke to score the opening goal of the game as he will certainly be high in confidence having scored that late winner away against Crystal Palace last time out from the penalty spot.

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