There’s nothing like a Premier League rivalry match with huge stakes. That’s what followers might be handled to when Manchester United hosts Liverpool on Matchday 9 of the English Premier League season at Previous Trafford.
The outcome will carry important implications within the battle for the title, even with 29 matches left to go within the season. Manchester United (sixth, 14 factors) wants a win to remain inside attain of Liverpool (2nd, 18 factors) and league leaders Chelsea (1st, 22 factors).
United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is underneath stress to ship trophies this 12 months and a current spell of three winless matches in league play (0-2-1, 1 level) together with an early elimination within the Carabao Cup has solely added to the scrutiny. In distinction, Liverpool has been flying to begin the season, nonetheless undefeated after 12 matches in all competitions. That is not all: Jurgen Klopp’s aspect was the very best scoring aspect within the Premier League getting into Matchday 9, with two or extra targets in 11 of the 12 video games.
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Each groups are coming off unconvincing group stage wins within the UEFA Champions League in midweek and their stars turned out to be the heroes. Cristiano Ronaldo got here up with one other large aim in opposition to Atalanta to rescue Manchester United — who is aware of the place they’d be with out the 36-year-old’s six targets in eight matches — whereas Mohamed Salah is on a club-record run of 9 straight matches with a aim after netting twice in opposition to Atletico Madrid.
Learn how to watch Manchester United vs. Liverpool
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 24
- Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
- TV Channel: NBCSN
- Spanish-language TV: Telemundo
- Streaming: fuboTV
The match will air dwell in English and Spanish within the USA. NBCSN (English) and Telemundo (Spanish) will air the sport and each channels can be found to stream on fuboTV.
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Manchester United vs. Liverpool lineups
Liverpool may very well be getting a Manchester United crew lacking a number of influential items. Purple Devils star heart again Raphael Varane remains to be out (groin), Bruno Fernandes and Fred are uncertain (undisclosed knocks), and it’s unclear whether or not Marcus Rashford might be prepared after coming off the sector in midweek with what his coach referred to as a ‘lifeless leg.’
Manchester United projected beginning lineup (4-2-3-1, proper to left): 1-David de Gea-GK — 29-Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 2-Victor Lindelof, 5-Harry Maguire (c), 23-Luke Shaw — 6-Paul Pogba, 39-Scott McTominay — 11-Mason Greenwood, 18-Bruno Fernandes, 10-Marcus Rashford — 7-Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United projected subs: 26-Dean Henderson-GK, 27-Alex Telles, 3-Eric Bailly, 20-Diogo Dalot, 34-Donny van de Beek, 31-Nemanja Matic, 17-Fred, 14-Jesse Lingard, 8-Juan Mata, 25-Jadon Sancho, 21-Edinson Cavani, 9-Anthony Martial
Liverpool seems to solely be lacking Harvey Elliott (ankle) and Thiago Alcantara (calf), although the Reds are more likely to see the return of Curtis Jones, who has performed effectively for them in current matches.
Liverpool projected beginning lineup (4-3-Three left to proper): 1-Alisson — 26-Andrew Robertson, 4-Virgil Van Dijk, 32-Joel Matip, 66-Trent Alexander-Arnold — 17-Curtis Jones, 3-Fabinho, 14-Jordan Henderson — 10-Sadio Mane, 20 Diogo Jota, 11 Mohamed Salah
Liverpool projected subs: 62-Caoimhin Kelleher, 5-Ibrahima Konate, 21-Konstantinos Tsimikas, 12-Joe Gomez, 76-Neco Williams, 7-James Milner, 15-Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 8-Naby Keita, 18-Takumi Minamino, 9-Roberto Firmino
Manchester United vs. Liverpool: Betting odds & prediction
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
Decide: Liverpool over 5.5 pictures on the right track -115
Selecting a aspect is hard on this spot. Liverpool is clearly the higher aspect in the intervening time, however Man United is thought to provide you with nice performances when the Purple Devils have their backs to the wall. So taking part in a crew prop is the choice chosen right here.
Coming into Matchday 9, Liverpool has scored essentially the most targets and generated essentially the most pictures on aim of any crew within the Premier League and it’s no shock why: Along with Salah, its attacking gamers have been in robust kind. They may face a Man United crew that has allowed the 10th most pictures on the right track within the league (34) with the third highest pictures on the right track share allowed (34.7 %), per FBref.
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Within the 12 matches performed throughout all competitions, Liverpool has solely didn’t get six or extra pictures on aim on 5 events. Two of these got here in opposition to Norwich Metropolis and the opposite three occurred in essentially the most evenly contested matchups of the season: at Brentford (4), vs. Manchester Metropolis (3) and at Atletico Madrid (5).
Given how porous Man United has proven itself to be — just one shutout in 12 matches — and particularly with out its high defensive signing Raphael Varane, the over 5.5 pictures on the right track for Liverpool at -115 makes for an fascinating play.
Prediction: Manchester United 1, Liverpool 2
- Moneyline: Manchester United +205 / Draw +265 / Liverpool +125
- Unfold: Manchester United +0.5 (-145) / Liverpool -0.5 (+130)
- O/U 2.5 complete targets: Over -185 / Below +145
- Each Groups To Rating: Sure -225 / No +170