THE STRIKER Tues: Premier League Preview

THE STRIKER Tues: LIVERPOOL v MAN U

PREMIER LEAGUE TUESDAY: The Striker previews Tuesday’s heavyweight clash between LIVERPOOL v MAN U with extended match stats and a recommended BETDAQ bet.


LIVERPOOL V MANCHESTER UNITED

8pm We are treated to midweek Premier League action on BETDAQ Betting Exchange this week, and we kick it off with an absolute cracker as Liverpool host Manchester United! It’s been very entertaining to watch Liverpool over the last ten days or so, and hopefully that continues here with another goal fest. Manchester United were involved in a goal fest of their own at the weekend with a 3-2 win too, so hopefully we see plenty of action in front of goal here.

It’s remarkable the change in fortunes of both these clubs over the last number of years. When Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge at United, Liverpool were out of the Top Four and they would be trying to damage United’s title bid. Now, Jurgen Klopp is the longest serving manager in the Premier League after the sacking of Sean Dyche and it is Man United trying to dent Liverpool’s title challenge. However that being said, I doubt any of these United players actually care about the history of the club. There’s no leaders in this United side.

Although Liverpool have had a dramatic ten days in which they scored eight goals and conceded seven, that goal difference was an important one as it got them into the FA Cup Final with a 3-2 win over Manchester City at the weekend. I wouldn’t be too bothered about the Benfica 3-3 draw in the Champions League either – Liverpool had the tie one and it was just about playing out the time – it was entertaining though! Liverpool have been incredible this season, and they should have no trouble dealing with this United side.

A lot has happened since Liverpool hammered United 4-0 at Old Trafford. People thought United were in a bad position then; well things have got worse. This United side lacks fight and passion, and they are also conceding a lot of sloppy goals this season. Apart from two Ronaldo hat-tricks they aren’t scoring many goals, and it seems to me that they need some Ronaldo magic to win games these days. This will be a very difficult evening for them, and you can see Liverpool having a lot of success against this United side. Harry Maguire just isn’t in control at the back, and with the amount of chances Liverpool create they could do damage here.

It’s a sign of the times that Liverpool are as short as 1.44 to beat United, but you can fully understand the odds. I can’t see past a Liverpool win here – apart from Ronaldo doing wonders I just don’t see how United can cope with this Liverpool side at this level. Even then, Ronaldo can’t win the game on his own and Liverpool will out score United. Obviously the 1.44 is very tempting, I would recommend it for any BETDAQ Multiple this week, but I feel they can cover the handicap here too. The 2.13 on Liverpool -1.5 goals looks banker material and I’m happy to have a Max Bet at the odds. Everything lines up for an easy Liverpool win here – their xG figures are incredible going forward and this United side just isn’t set up at the back to cope with a side like Liverpool. I wouldn’t be surprised to see another 4-0 to be honest.

The Striker Says:
Five points win Liverpool to beat Manchester United at 2.13 with BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE.

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MATCH STATS

● Liverpool are looking to complete the league double over Manchester United for the first time since 2013-14, while they last won three in a row against the Red Devils between September 2008 and October 2009.
● Manchester United are winless in their last five away league games against Liverpool (D3 L2), netting just one goal in these matches. They last had a longer run without an away league win against the Reds between September 1970 and December 1979 (D2 L7).
● Liverpool won the reverse fixture against Manchester United 5-0 earlier this season. Only once in a single Premier League campaign have they netted 6+ against the Red Devils (6 in 2008-09), while the most they’ve scored against them in a league season is nine in 1895-96.
● Since their last Premier League defeat against Leicester in December, Liverpool have earned more points than any other side (32 – W10 D2 L0). A win or a draw here will see them finish the day top of the table for the first time since October 1st, having been 14 points behind Manchester City as recently as January 15th (albeit with two games in hand).
● Manchester United have lost their last two Premier League away games, as many as they had in their previous 39 on the road (W23 D14). They’ve only lost three consecutive Premier League away games on three occasions – October 1994, January 1996 and April 2019.
● Liverpool have lost six of their last 93 Premier League home games (W70 D17), with all of those defeats coming consecutively between January and March 2021. The Reds have won each of their last 10 at Anfield by an aggregate score of 29-2.
● Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored seven goals in his last five games against Manchester United in all competitions, including a hat-trick at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture this season. In the Reds’ history, only Steven Gerrard (9) has netted more against the Red Devils for the club.
● In all competitions, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has only scored more club career goals against Leicester (6) than he has versus Liverpool (5). However, all five of his strikes against the Reds have come at Old Trafford.
● Liverpool’s Diogo Jota has scored in each of his last three Premier League games, with each strike being the Reds’ first goal of the game. He’s never scored in four consecutive Premier League appearances.
● Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been on the winning side 23 times in the last 24 Premier League games in which he’s scored, including each of the last 12 in a row. The only exception in that run was a 4-1 defeat against Liverpool in March 2009.

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