12/5 for Red rivals to see red

United have not failed to score in any of their home games this season

Manchester United host rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday hoping for a win that would see them overtake Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. 

Phil Jones again looks set to join long-term absentee Nemanja Vidic on the sidelines while Nani is a doubt. On a positive note, Tom Cleverley may feature following a lengthy lay-off of his own. Sir Alex Ferguson will again be without the injured Anders Lindegaard meaning £17.8m signing David De Gea is likely to be given another chance to find some consistency in his performances.

Lucas Leiva is not expected to feature again for Liverpool this season but full-back Jose Enrique has a chance of returning for the trip to Old Trafford after missing last week’s 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur. Luis Suarez may make his first start for the Reds since serving his eight-match ban for racially abusing United’s Patrice Evra.

United have not failed to score in any of their home games this season but they will need to be at their best to break down a stubborn Liverpool defence with a record only bettered by league-leaders Manchester City.

Liverpool have picked up just five points from their last five games but they have shown their best form this season against the best sides in the league. In all competitions this season they have recorded more wins away from Anfield than they have at home - Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have all been beaten on their home turf by Kenny Dalglish’s men. Saturday’s game is perhaps not the home-banker that Betfred’s odds of 4/5 would suggest, particularly in light of the fact that Liverpool have won four of the last seven meetings between the two sides. 

Both sides will be looking to keep it tight at the back, particularly in the early stages, and Stan James offer odds of 10/11 for fewer than 2.5 goals to be scored during the game. The intense rivalry between the two most successful clubs in England significantly decreases the chances of 22 men remaining on the pitch for the full 90 minutes. The Suarez/Evra affair will add spice to an already fiery atmosphere and William Hill offer a hugely generous 12/5 for a red card to be shown – no other bookmaker offers any better than 7/4.

Recommended bets:

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 10/11 with Stan James

Back a Red Card in the Match @ 12/5 with William Hill

Written By:- Ben Gledhill (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 10/02/2012 - 14:16 PM
Filed in:- Man Utd Betting News, Liverpool, Manchester United

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