Both teams have started with seven points from their opening four matches, with Manchester United and Liverpool both enjoying a hat-trick of clean sheets before losing their most recent match.
There seems little between them right now and it’s a surprise that the Red Devils are odds-on considering they are having real problems scoring goals in the Premier League at the moment.
Wayne Rooney is not the answer in the central striking role and Memphis Depay hasn’t quite lived up to the hype thus far. Louis van Gaal continues to try and settle for a preferred XI twelve months after taking charge.
Liverpool are a curate’s egg after some solid defensive displays was followed by a horror show against West Ham, although the way in which the Reds served it up at the Emirates makes them an interesting prospect.
Unfortunately, Philippe Coutinho will be suspended for the match and perhaps Roberto Firmino will be called upon to create problems, with Christian Benteke always a thorn in the side of opposition defenses.
There are worse bets than to plump for a low-scoring contest and No Goalscorer is a 17/2 chance, with United and Liverpool having both been involved in a 0-0 already this season.
A safety-first approach will surely be adopted by Brendan Rodgers who will want his team to avoid the sloppy errors that plagued the Hammers defeat, with United having already kept two clean sheets at home this term.