Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani

Man Utd vs Liverpool: Real Red Devils ready to shine

Kick-off: 2015, 13/05/2021

Stadium: Old Trafford

TV: Sky Sports

Manchester United rested their first string for Tuesday’s loss to Leicester and need to beat Liverpool to justify that decision.

The Red Devils have already wrapped up a top-four finish but have the incentive of trying to keep their arch-rivals out of the Champions League.

With the visitors under far more pressure, we feel 15/8 for a home win is fair value for our first Man Utd vs Liverpool prediction.

A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made no excuses for making 10 changes to the side which won 3-1 at Aston Villa on Sunday for a 2-1 loss to Leicester just 50 hours later.

Mason Greenwood cancelled a superb opener from Luke Thomas but Caglar Soyuncu’s 66th-minute header settled the issue in favour of the Foxes.

Alongside numerous fringe players getting a run-out, 19-year-old Anthony Elanga came in for his debut and 18-year-old Amad Diallo made his first United start.

“It took some time to get going but after they scored it looked like we dropped our shoulders, the nerves went and we started playing,” Solskjaer said.

“We scored a fantastic goal and I’m very pleased with the performance. Amad, very good. Elanga will remember this, so very pleased with them.”

This will be very much a case of getting back down to business, though, and Solskjaer will be keen to expose frailties in Liverpool’s defence and midfield.

In-form Edinson Cavani will be licking his lips at the prospect of facing Rhys Williams or Nat Phillips and 16/5 for him to score in a home win appeals from the Man Utd vs Liverpool odds.

Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Bailly, Telles, Williams, Tuanzebe, Mata, Matic, Van de Beek, Greenwood, Traore, Elanga.

A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds

Liverpool kept alive their hopes of finishing in the leading quartet with a 2-0 home win over Southampton, with Sadio Mane and Thiago on target.

However, Saints were competitive at Anfield and had chances to draw level before the Reds grabbed their second goal in stoppage time.

Jurgen Klopp commented: “Yes, the result is the most important but usually the result is the result of the performance.

“This was not since I’m in Liverpool the best game we ever played but it was a game we had to play.

“We are not in dreamland and say everything has to click again. We didn’t use the first chances, we had really good moments and the last pass was just not there.”

Klopp’s side had previously drawn 1-1 with Leeds and Newcastle and simply do not look anything special at present.

Mane summed it up when he told French television channel Canal+: “This is the worst season of my career. I have to admit it.

“If you ask me what is wrong, I will struggle to give you an answer. Personally, I don’t know.

“I need to understand that in life there are ups and downs. I will keep on working hard – and perhaps in time this situation will pass.”

Liverpool have gone eight trips to Old Trafford without a win, dating back to 2014, and may struggle to end that hoodoo.

Let’s add 10/1 for a 2-1 home victory to our Man Utd vs Liverpool betting tips.

Last Liverpool line-up: Alisson, Robertson, Williams, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Jota, Mane, Salah.

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Last result:

MAN UTD 1-2 Leicester – Mason Greenwood

LIVERPOOL 2-0 Southampton – Sadio Mane, Thiago

Head-to-head: Man Utd 3-2 Liverpool, Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd, Liverpool 2-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool, Man Utd 0-0 Liverpool

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