“Liverpool” – “Manchester United”
Stadium: “Anfield” (Liverpool). Match will start: 21-00. GMT +2
Statistics of meetings in the EPL: +13=8-27. Points difference: 55-72.
“Liverpool” lately has regained its excellent form. During last 5 matches in all competitions the team of Jurgen Klopp was winning without any doubts, scoring at least two goals. The team expects to prolong the successful series on Monday evening in northwest derby. The motivation of the “reds” are refreshed by Saturday mistakes of “Manchester City” and “Tottenham”. The victory over “Manchester United” will allow “Liverpool” to catch up with “citizens” and “Arsenal” at top of standings.
“Manchester United” before the international season was less stable. The match of the seventh tour with “Stoke City” demonstrates the character of today’s team of José Mourinho. “Red devils” have created a large number of great scoring chances and could win, but instead have missed their victory. If to speak about future meeting, then matches with “Liverpool” lately are quite favorable for “MU” –– in the Premier League mancunians were stronger than Merseyside in four last matches. If on Monday “devils” win again, then they will repeat the result of March, 2008 (five victories in a row in the Championship over “Liverpool”).
“Liverpool’s” attack is perfect. After seven rounds Jurgen Klopp’s team has scored 18 goals – the best result together with “Manchester City”. But in defense Merseyside is not impressive. With ten missed goals after seven days “reds” were on the eleventh line by this index. Even “Burnley” for the given period of time has missed fewer goals (9 points). Taking into account these data, we believe that on Monday evening at Anfield both teams will score. Coefficient– 1.66.
Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne have been recovered and are ready to play with “Manchester United”. Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum are up in the air that was the day before confirmed by Jurgen Klopp. “Liverpool” will lack also Joe Gómez, Mamadou Sakho and Sheyi Ojo. José Mourinho relies on all football players, except for Phil Jones.