Manchester United vs Liverpool Odds – Sunday 15th January 2017 – 16:00 – Sky Sports 1
Manchester United are 11/10 with the draw at 12/5 and Liverpool are 12/5
Manchester United welcome Liverpool to Old Trafford in another round of league fixtures, this match is the biggest of the weekend.
Mourinho’s men come into this match on the back of a 2-0 win at home against Hull in the EFL Cup.
Marco Silva’s men had acquitted themselves very well in the first half, absorbing all of the pressure from the home side.
It took until the second half for United to make the breakthrough, with Mkhitaryan heading back across goal to tee up Juan Mata (56).
Marouane Fellaini scored a decisive second in the 87th minute, giving United a crucial advantage heading into the second leg.
United Of Old
Recent results will have delighted both United and Mourinho, with United finally showing the cutting edge required to close out matches.
Manchester United come into this match on the back of nine successive wins, for the first time since 2009.
Mata stepped up in this match, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic recovering from illness and Marcus Rashford having an off night.
Jose Mourinho’s side will be looking for another response, with the crowd and the players lacking inspiration in the semi-final.
Manchester United come into this tie as heavy favourites, with their pedigree and form this season informing those odds.
They will be looking to capitalise on their dominance, they will also want to beat a Liverpool side that have struggled in their last two cup matches.
Jose Mourinho’s side will be looking to better their recent record against Liverpool, with United unable to win any of the last three meetings.
Reds In Poor Form
Jurgen Klopp’s men come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat against Southampton, away in the EFL Cup.
Nathan Redmond (20), got his side off to the perfect start, with the winger making the most of a Ragnar Klavan error.
Redmond wasted a hatful of chances on the night, those missed opportunities may come back to haunt Southampton.
Liverpool dominated possession at St.Mary’s but in truth Southampton were far more clinical, they could have gone to Anfield with a much greater advantage.
Reds Unbeaten In Five
The Reds have been in excellent recent form, they remain the only side close to leaders Chelsea, just five points adrift.
It’s been a poor last three matches for Liverpool, with two draws against Plymouth and Sunderland and a defeat against Southampton.
Loris Karius had an excellent game between the sticks against Southampton, he made a number of excellent saves to keep the Reds in the tie.
Liverpool head into this fixture as the underdogs, despite their excellent league form and current Premier League position.
With the absence of European football this season, they have been able to perform well in th league.
The Reds will be looking to better their overall record against United, with 56 wins, 46 draws and 67 defeats in 169 matches.
Both teams are 4/6 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Manchester United are Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 4/1 with Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney at 5/1. For Liverpool, Daniel Sturridge is at 13/2 with Divock Origi at 7/1.
The last time that these two sides met they drew 0-0 and the odds of the same result are 10/1.
Manchester United vs Liverpool Odds
Tip 1 – Mkhitaryan to score first @ 6/1
Tip 2 – Man United to win 3-1 @ 16/1