Liverpool vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 16 December 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
A real buzz is expected in and around Anfield on Sunday afternoon when Liverpool host Manchester United in the North West derby. The hosts come into it as favourites based on everything we have seen so far in the season. A demolishing 0-4 victory over Bournemouth and a surprising Man City’s 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge saw the Reds claim top of the standings after 16 rounds. Can they maintain the lead after this weekend and fixture with bitter rivals Man United at Anfield?
A well congested schedule is thus about to be continued for the hosts who played their decisive Champions League game on Tuesday evening. Mohamed Salah was the hero for the second time in just four days as his goal made all the difference against Napoli, launching Jurgen Klopp’s side into the knockout phase of the prestigious continental competition. We also have to mention this summer’s acquisition Alisson whose stoppage-time reaction after Milik’s close-range effort was just brilliant. The former Roma keeper allowed just one goal in last four outings across competitions.
Man United are miles away from the title contest. They sit as low as 6th in the league ladder being eight points shy of Arsenal in 5th at the moment. However, the Red Devils finally managed to end a four-game winless streak in the Premier League beating Fulham 4-1 last weekend at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford stole the show netting one and setting up two of team’s four goals on the occasion.
However, United won just one of last five away games in the league conceding two or more goals in four in the process. They have to be considered underdogs against inspired Liverpool side and we see the home win as the only logical betting option here.
Source : leaguelane.com