Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Premier League – Match Preview

England’s two most successful sides meet on Sunday as Manchester United host Liverpool with both sides in need of a result.

Manchester United have won nine games in a row in all competitions and will take a 2-0 lead into the second leg of their Capital One Cup tie with Hull City.

They also progressed in the FA Cup, easing past the Championship side Reading 4-0 at Old Trafford.

Liverpool will require a replay to overcome League Two side Plymouth Argyle following a goalless draw at Anfield.

They trail Southampton in their semi-final two legged tie Capital One Cup semi-final, with Nathan Redmond scoring the winner.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester United 10/1 or Liverpool 16/1 with Betfair*

Manchester United 7/1 or Liverpool 11/1 with 888 Sport*

Manchester United to beat Liverpool: 10/1 with Paddy Power*

Liverpool to beat Manchester United: 16/1 with Paddy Power*

Premier League form: Manchester United W5 D0 L0; Liverpool W4 D1 L0
Premier League top scorers
Manchester United – Zlatan Ibrahimovic 13 goals
Liverpool – Sadio Mane 9 goals

Match history
The two sides played out a goalless draw earlier in the season in a match of very few chances.

Anthony Martial scored on his debut in the meeting last term, scoring the third in a 3-1 success for United.

Last five Premier League meetings
Liverpool 0 Manchester United 0 – 17/10/16
Liverpool 0 Manchester United 1 – 17/01/16
Manchester United 3 Liverpool 1 – 12/09/15
Liverpool 1 Manchester United 2 – 22/03/15
Manchester United 3 Liverpool 0 – 14/12/14

Both teams to score – 4/5 with Paddy Power

Team news
Marcos Rojo is a doubt, meaning Chris Smalling could feature alongside Phil Jones in the heart of United’s defence.

Ashley Young started in the reverse fixture and there is a chance he could start here if Jose Mourinho opts for a more cautious winger.

Liverpool are likely to be given a huge boost by the return of Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho.

Sadio Mane is away with Senegal at the African Cup of Nations and will miss out here.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Darmian; Herrera, Carrick; Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Martial; Ibrahimovic
Liverpool (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can; Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana

Predictions

Result: Manchester United (6/5 with Paddy Power)*

Correct Score: 2-1 (17/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Paul Pogba (17/5 with Coral)

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