Sports Betting. Liverpool vs Manchester United [17.10.16] : the Red battle

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Sports Betting. Liverpool vs Manchester United [17.10.16] : the Red battle

Premier League

Match week 8

17.10.2016

Bet: Total Goals by Home Team over 1,5

As many sports betting companies predicted Liverpool started a new season with a good run. The only defeat was quite unexpected – against a new-comer Burnley (0-2). Apart from that, the Reds drew with Tottenham (1-1) and got 5 wins, including the victories over Arsenal, Leicester and Chelsea. What is more, Merseyside team’s good conditions are confirmed by their 4th position in the table (2 points behind the current leader) and 4 consecutive Premier League wins – the longest run under Jurgen Klopp. So given the fact that Liverpool is not involved in European tournaments, the betting experts think they definitely can challenge the Premier League top teams.

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Having bought a lot of expensive players Manchester United is being treated as one of the main contenders for the Premier League trophy. However, contrary to all sports betting predictions the Red Devils started this year’s campaign with 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats in the first 7 matches. Jose Mourinho’s side has struggled to find a balance and sits on the 6th place with 13 points. Their performances haven’t impressed much and the team is now under a lot of pressure. It should be mentioned that even in Europa League, where United was highly rated by betting markets, the team is struggling – one loss and one narrow win.

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Obviously, this north-west derby is going to be the fiercest games of the upcoming match week. The Reds look like a stout machine – they are fast, smart and creative. However, according to sports betting experts’ information, Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum may be sidelined due to their injuries. But on the other hand, Nathaniel Clyne and Dejan Lovren are expected to be back. As for Man United, Mourinho has a full squad available with Show and Mkhitaryan both fit. The only MU’s absentee will be Phil Jones. While choosing a bet you should also take into account the fact that the Reds have lost the last 4 Premier League matches against MU, but they overcame the Red Devils in Europa League.

There is no wonder that the host are assumed to be a favorite by the bookmakers: Liverpool – 2,13, Draw – 3,52,Manchester United – 3,69. Although, the Reds have lost the most league games (67) against United than against any other rival, Klopp has lost just once in his 5 encounters with Mourinho. So you can surely bet on “Liverpool (Draw- no bet)” (1,52). Besides, as Liverpool have an impressive front line you can choose “Total Goals by Home Team over 1,5” (1,92). The bet “Total Goals over 2,5” also seems to get through. Finally, there is a quite good pick “Both Teams to Score and Home Team to Win” (3,85).

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