It’s been almost 12 years since Liverpool and Manchester United both finished in the Premier League top two. Ahead of Sunday’s clash, which is probably the biggest game of the season, Angola’s biggest gaming company look ahead to the action, plus as the benefits of Premier Bet Zone vs Premier Bet.
- Liverpool’s strong record at Anfield
Recent derbies between these two sides have not gone United’s way. The Red Devils have not beaten their historic rivals for almost three years, while the hosts have won each of the past two meetings at Anfield. In fact, it was their 3-1 win there in 2018 that saw Jose Mourinho sacked and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. If the Norwegian manager and his side are to end that run on Sunday, they will have to be at their best.
Liverpool last lost a league game on home turf in April 2017 – a 67-game unbeaten run. They have won 32 of their last 34 games at Anfield in the Premier League, and have scored 21 goals in 8 games there this season. Taking this into consideration, a home win looks likely.
However, the reigning champions have not won any of their last three league matches for the first time since May 2018. More worrying still, they have scored just once in that time. Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, who together have scored 178 goals in the Premier League, are among the best players in the world. Fortunately, they will have the benefit of a long period of rest before the derby.
- United rise again
In contrast, Manchester United will have just five days between their game at Burnley and Sunday’s match. Then again, it might be that Solskjaer wants to keep playing while his side’s confidence is high. They were the in-form team in the Premier League in the final two months of 2020 and, despite their elimination by Manchester City in the EFL Cup semi-finals last week, this will be their best opportunity to win at Anfield since they last did so five years ago.
Strangely, despite the attacking talent on display this fixture rarely produces many goals; seven of the last ten league meetings have featured fewer than three goals. With both sides fearing defeat, might this be a more cautious game than we expect?
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