It has been a good few years for Liverpool when playing Man Utd at Anfield and fans will be hoping for more of the same on Saturday afternoon but the bookies think that Man Utd will be getting their first win at Anfield since 2007, have they made a big mistake?
Liverpool have won the last three meetings between the two sides at Anfield, those games included last season’s very impressive 3-1 win in which Dirk Kuyt registered a hat trick. You could be forgiven for thinking that Liverpool, with home advantage once again and seven points from three home games should be the favourites to win this game but the bookies see things differently, offering a generous looking 2/1 on a home win against rivals Man Utd.
Irish bookie Boylesports are offering 3/1 that Liverpool beat Man Utd, making it the 4th time in a row at Anfield. Boylesports will also give you £40 of free bets here.
Judging by recent meetings between the teams Man Utd could be lucky to even get a draw, that outcome is priced up at 23/10 whilst the away side are 11/8 to get their first win in this fixture in four years. The draw certainly look to appeal more than the away win, after all four of Man Utd’s last six visits have been won by a single goal margin so it should be pretty close.
There could be a few goals about here, in the last three meetings at Anfield Liverpool have managed to score a fairly impressive six goals so you would certainly expect Liverpool to score at least once, whilst Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet and with Man Utd’s current form you couldn’t be too confident about a clean sheet in this match. At 8/11 both teams to score looks one of the more likely bets on offer for Saturday. If both teams do score then perhaps the most likely correct score could be a 2-1 home win and that is fairly priced up at 17/2, if you fancy a more convincing scoreline then a repeat of last year’s 3-1 win is available at a whopping 20/1.
Dirk Kuyt was the man who scored all the goals in this game last season and another hat trick is probably fanciful. He is 9/1 to score first, 11/4 to score anytime and 100/1 to score a hat trick. You could place these bets for real or place your tips to win cash at the OLBG free money tipster competition.
Will Liverpool win this match on Saturday, closing the gap between the teams to just three points? Are these the best bets on the match or have we left off the best bet of the game? Please share your thoughts.