Liverpool v Man Utd Prediction: Premier League Match on 19.04.2022
Betting TipLiverpool to Win
With the absence of UEFA football this midweek, some of the top leagues across Europe take their chance to catch up with outstanding matches. On Tuesday evening, the schedule brings us matches from the English Premier League, Championship as well as games in Scotland, Spain, Germany, and Italy. There’s plenty to look forward to, but the main attraction comes from the top tier of English football as Liverpool host Manchester United in round 32 of the Premier League. With the home team battling for the league title and the visitors pushing for a top-four finish, there’s all to play for at Anfield from 20:00 GMT.
This match will be played at a sold-out stadium with millions worldwide watching live on television. When the Reds and the Red Devils clash, there are always plenty of talking points, and the old rivals have served up some fascinating matches over the years. This fixture is famous for its goals, and both sets of supporters, as well as armchair fans and neutrals, will hope to see another goal-fest. Will they get their wish? Only time will tell, but the stats certainly suggest we are in for a rollercoaster 90 minutes in a match that could help decide this season’s Premier League champion.
Liverpool and Manchester United have played already this season when they met in the reverse of this fixture at Old Trafford back in October in a five-goal thriller. Man Utd held the home advantage that day but travel to Merseyside looking for revenge after Jurgen Klopp’s men put them to the sword. Liverpool won 5-0 at Old Trafford last year, an emphatic win that was helped along by goals from star striker Mo Salah who chipped in with a hattrick. Will the Egyptian pick up where he left off, or can Man Utd fight back? An away win would dent Liverpool’s chances of passing Manchester City into pole position in the Premier League while boosting Man Utd’s chances of finishing fourth, securing a place in next season’s Champions League. There’s all to play for here.
Reds could go top
A win for Liverpool on Tuesday would move them on to 76 points, two clear of current league leaders and champions Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s team were well clear of the chasing pack at the end of last year, but Liverpool’s revival, powered by a winning run, has lifted them back into contention, and the race for the trophy is back on. We now have two teams on an unbeaten run of form going head to head for the flag. Ahead of game 32 of Liverpool’s season, we note they have stats of 22 wins and seven draws against two defeats with 79 goals scored and 22 conceded. When looking closer at those numbers, we see Liverpool have fewer defeats than any other side and have scored more goals.
The home team have won four and drawn one of their last five league games, which has won them 13 of the last 15 points available to them. Man City currently have one point more on the board but have taken 11 of 15 points. This has encouraged the challengers, and they enter this match with a sense of confidence about the team. Liverpool have momentum behind their work and appear to have the character of squad that will see them push this title race all the way to the wire. The chance to go top of the league and heap pressure on Man City won’t be lost on the home team.
The spare draw in Liverpool’s last five games came at the Etihad Stadium against Man City last time out. That was a thrilling contest that ended 2-2 with goals from Jota and Mane matching efforts for the champions from De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus. Since drawing with Man City in the league, Liverpool have drawn 3-3 with Benfica in the Champions League and beaten Man City 3-2 in the semi-final of the FA Cup on Saturday.
United have it all to do
Manchester United head to Anfield knowing they have it all to do if they are to win this match and crash their way back into the top four. It has been another unconvincing season for the Red Devils, who are on their second manager and well out of the title race despite finishing second last season. Ahead of this match, Man Utd can be found down in fifth position with three points to find to match Spurs in fourth. An inferior goal difference means Man Utd – even with a win at Anfield – are likely to remain in fifth place, at least until the weekend.
Man Utd travel for this match with their recent stats showing two wins, two defeats and a draw. That snapshot does a fine job of summing up their season so far, with a lack of consistency hampering their progress. They did secure victory in their most recent league game and know a double would change the landscape as we approach what will be a grandstand finish. The race for the top four and the battle to avoid relegation will be every bit as exciting as the title duel.
We last saw Man Utd in action when they beat Norwich City 3-2 at Old Trafford in what was an unconvincing but welcome win. That narrow victory over a side likely to be playing Championship football next season came hot on the heels of their shock 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park against an Everton side that is one place and three points above the relegation zone.
Liverpool v Man Utd prediction
Liverpool have the home advantage and the better recent form of the two sides involved here. If they are at their best, they should have enough to win this match and go top, but Man Utd’s attacking players will be encouraged by the leaky defence of their opponents.
Premier League odds
The pre-match betting odds at 22bet have Liverpool priced at 1.375 for victory with Man Utd 7.7 and the draw 5.1.
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