Liverpool v Manchester United betting preview and tips

Liverpool clash with Manchester United on Monday night and we’re expecting fireworks at Anfield

Liverpool are warm favourites to beat their arch-rivals on what’s being dubbed as “Red Monday”, with Coral offering even money about Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Some punters will think the Merseyside team offer a fantastic “double your money” opportunity considering they are playing so well, although Gini Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana are both likely to miss the clash.

NetBet have 28/11 about Manchester United winning at Anfield as they did in the Premier League last season and Jose Mourinho will be working on a way to stop Liverpool moving the ball at pace. This tactic has led to 4-1 victories against Leicester and Hull this term.

BetVictor offer 5/2 that this Sky Sports-televised clash ends all square and it could be fairly cagey, with Mourinho likely to be content with a point and we can’t rule out the possibility of a dull encounter.

If you think it could be goalless on Monday night, we recommend having a bet on No Goalscorer rather than 0-0 on the Correct Score market and LeoVegas are on hand with odds of 11/1 that this happens.

However, betfair go 6/1 that Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks the deadlock and the Swede will certainly relish a big game such as this one, with the forward now benefitting from international retirement which means he’s well rested for this clash.

On the flip side, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho have travelled a long way back from south America for this encounter, although the former is in excellent form and can be taken at 5/1 with bet-at-home to open the scoring in this crunch clash.

We know that Liverpool like to make a fast start where possible and 10Bet have odds of 28/1 that they are leading at half-time before Manchester United work their way back into the game and edge in front by the final whistle.

It’s worth noting that Klopp’s side haven’t kept a clean sheet in the Premier League all season, so any kind of victory might be achieved while conceding the odd goal. 32Red offer an attractive 14/5 that we see a Liverpool win and both teams finding the net at Anfield.

The neutrals will be hoping for a pulsating encounter, with BetVictor chalking up a tempting 28/1 about a 3-2 win for Liverpool, while a 4-2 win can be backed at 55/1 with the same bookmaker.

Wayne Rooney has been the subject of plenty of media speculation recently, with the Manchester United skipper likely to be on the bench for this clash although the forward is 9/1 with SunBets to score the last goal of the encounter.

James Milner will be on penalty duties for Liverpool and he’s an eye-catching 20/1 with betfair to break the deadlock which is a fair price considering how often he’s converted from the spot this term.