England: Premier League
Match start: 13:30 (GMT+2)
The history of battle between two most honorable English clubs consists of 199 matches and among them 65 wins were gained by Liverpool and 80 victories were gained by Manchester United (+65=54-80), goal difference 252:275.
The greatest victory of Liverpool - 7:1 (on the 12th of October 1895);
The greatest victory of Manchester United – 6:1 (on the 5th of May 1928);
And now the results of 5 last calendar matches of two grandees at Anfield Arena:
23.09.2012. Liverpool – Manchester United – 1:2 (Gerrard – Rafael, van Persie);
01.09.2013. Liverpool – Manchester United – 1:0 (Sturridge);
22.03.2015. Liverpool – Manchester United – 1:2 (Sturridge – Mata 2);
17.01.2016. Liverpool – Manchester United – 0:1 (Rooney);
17.10.2016. Liverpool – Manchester United – 0:0;
Liverpool (the head coach Jürgen Klopp)
As we see, since the last victory of Reds over its eternal opponent 4 years have passed. Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suárez were the stars of the team of Brendan Rodgers at previous season. This trio was ripping through everything in its path and was bringing more and more victories.
Now the main heroes of Liverpool in attack are Mohamed Salah (4 matches), Sadio Mané (3) and Roberto Firmino (2).
Manchester United (the head coach José Mourinho)
On the 17th -18th of October 5 best clubs of EPL including Liverpool and Manchester United will spend their matches of the 3rd round of the Champions League. Liverpool will go to Slovenia to meet with Maribor and Manchester United will go to Lisbon to meet with Benfica.
It is clear that the team of José Mourinho is facing really hard match. More than that, United had a lot of injured football players, such as Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones, Michael Carrick and Zlatan Ibrahimović who returned to Old Trafford.
And that is why even José Mourinho with his superstars is facing the fact of necessary rotation in the starting line-up for the match against Liverpool. Of course this fact makes the team of Jürgen Klopp some kind of a favorite. Also tournament motivation speaks in favor of the hosts of Anfield. As taking the 7th line Liverpool is 7 points behind two leaders of the champions’ race.
Liverpool – 2.50, draw – 3.25, Manchester United –2.80;
Our tip: Manchester United (Asian handicap 0) - odds 1.97 SBOBET