Current Premier League champions Liverpool are the 11/10 favourites to win Sunday’s top of the table clash against arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sit second in the table after failing to win any of their last three matches in the top flight, including a 1-0 defeat at Southampton last time out.
The Red Devils, who are 13/5 for victory, have been quick to bounce on that poor form and overtook Liverpool in top spot with a 1-0 victory against Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday night, and could go six points ahead of the Merseyside men with a win at Anfield.
Midfielder Paul Pogba grabbed the all important goal to ensure that United took home all three points from their trip to East Lancashire, and is 13/2 to score again on Sunday, and 18/1 to net the first of the match.
Race for the Title
The victory against Burnley means that Manchester United now remain the only Premier League side to maintain an unbeaten away record in the division this season, and has moved Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side into odds of 5/1 to win the Premier League title.
Manchester City are still the 4/5 favourites, with two games in hand over the leaders, with Liverpool now out to 11/4 with some sports bookmakers. For those punters that already have a free bet in their account, that means a £10 free bet on current leaders Manchester United to win the title, could profit you £50 in cash without betting any of your real money.
However, the recent head-to-head’s between Liverpool and Manchester United have usually been tight, which opens up the option of a draw this weekend at 13/5. Six of the last nine meetings have ended in a stalemate, including two at Anfield, so a bet on the draw might be the safe option this Sunday.
Three times since 2016, the game has finished with a 1-1 score line, which can be backed again at odds of 6/1 with most bookmakers, while a 0-0 draw, which also happened as recently as 2019, is available at 12/1 with the bookies.
As a local derby, this is a tie that has created plenty of red mist over the years with the likes of Roy Keane and Steven Gerrard all getting their marching orders in this match-up. It’s 11/2 for a card to be shown in the first 10 minutes, with over 4.5 cards in the match available at EVS.
Away from Anfield, there is also another big clash in the race for a Champions League spot with 3rd place Leicester City taking on 7th place Southampton at the King Power Stadium.
The two sides have been mixing it with the big boys so far this season, with Leicester now only four points off the pace set by Manchester United, and Southampton trailing by just seven points.
Foxes v Saints
The Foxes head into Saturday’s evening kick off unbeaten in their last four games in the Premier League and are slight favourites for the tie at 5/6. However, they haven’t exactly been prolific in recent fixtures and Southampton will fancy their chances of upsetting the odds at 16/5 for victory.
A draw against Manchester United on Boxing Day for Leicester was followed by another stalemate at Crystal Palace, and then they only narrowly beat a struggling Newcastle United by two goals to one last time.
Southampton, on the other hand, will arrive at the King Power Stadium with plenty of confidence after beating Liverpool 1-0 in their last league fixture. The Saints have now only conceded twice in their last six league matches, with Manchester City and Arsenal the only sides to score against them in that time.
Ralph Hasenhuttl has certainly made them a tough nut to crack this season and the under 2.5 goals market looks worth considering at EVS, as does a Southampton clean sheet at 4/1.