Another home draw in the past week for Liverpool, not an awful result against a Spurs team performing well this season but there has to be a sense of two points dropped after witnessing the game. Wins have been easier to come by on the road this season but things will undoubtedly be tough at Old Trafford on Saturday, what are the best bets?
Liverpool are odds on to lose this match with the bookies, they are offering 5/6 at the time of writing that Man Utd win their first game in three encounters against Liverpool this season. The draw is the next most likely option according to the odds compilers, that outcome is 13/5 whilst a repeat of the result at Anfield a couple of weeks ago with Liverpool coming out on top is available at 7/2.
We’ve seen Man Utd struggle at Anfield twice this season but Man Utd have held the edge in recent matches at Old Trafford, the last three have gone the way of the home side but all three of those wins were by one goal margins so perhaps that is worth covering at odds of 11/4. Liverpool gained a great 4-1 win at Old Trafford in 2009 but that was Liverpool’s only win in the last eight attempts and worryingly there wasn’t a single draw in that run, the last draw between the teams at Old Trafford was 13 games ago in 2000.
Man Utd have been scoring plenty of goals in recent home matches, they have scored sixteen goals in five league matches but those games have come against some pretty week opposition. They certainly look capable of scoring here whilst Liverpool seem more likely to score away from home this season so both teams to score should be worth a bet at 3/4 whilst over 2.5 goals is also worth considering at 10/11.
Luis Suarez is likely to be the centre of attention on Saturday, he didn’t start against Spurs but Kenny Dalglish is unlikely to worry about throwing him in against Man Utd and he is a big price in the goalscorer markets at 15/2 to score first and 5/2 to score anytime. Those odds make him Liverpool’s most likely goalscorer with Craig Bellamy next best at 17/2 to score first and 11/4 to score anytime whilst Steven Gerrard should be worth considering at 10/1 to score the first goal of the game and 7/2 to score at anytime.
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