Liverpool vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 17 January 2021
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Manchester United resume their go after Europa League glory on Wednesday evening with what should be a routine home match against LASK Linz within the last 16.
The Red Devils lead 5-0 from March’s first leg and, barring a six-goal collapse at Old Trafford in midweek, they will anticipate to the quarter-finals.
United have already sealed Champions League qualification after finishing third within the Premier League, meaning there’s less pressure to win the Europa League in August.
However, an FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea will have stung Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – especially as he’s yet to lift a trophy as United manager.
Solskjaer can change all that this month within the Europa League finals tournament in Germany,
but first the Red Devils must navigate the second leg of their last-16 tie against LASK.
United are 5-0 up after a first-leg win in Austria, and can be wearing their new 2020/21 home kit for what should be a routine win.
Liverpool vs Manchester United: Head-to-head (h2h) :
- Four of the past six encounters had goals from both teams.
- Two of the last five clashes had four or more goals.
- The hosts have scored two or more goals in three of the former five match-ups at this venue.
- The latest game at this stadium had ended in a 2-0 win for the home team.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Prediction :
Liverpool would take a step closer to retaining the Premier League title by beating their nearest rivals at Anfield on Sunday and they are certainly good enough to do just that. To win the points they’ll have to show real improvement on their recent efforts, however. Man Utd will take confidence from their form and that of their hosts.
Liverpool vs Manchester United Team News :
Joel Matip and Naby Keita will both face late fitness tests, with Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Kostas Tsimikas, and Diogo Jota all ruled out through injury.
Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba all returned for Tuesday’s win over Burnley, leaving Victor Lindelof as the only doubt as he struggles with a back injury.
Premier League odds
Liverpool are 1.93 at 22bet to win this match or there’s 3.58 on Man Utd with the draw priced up at odds of 2.9 if you can’t separate the teams.