Reds to Take Care of Red Devils in Grudge Match

Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 in the Europa League last season.

Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 in the Europa League last season.

Stay the distance in the eighth round of English Premier League games because Liverpool is overpriced to defeat Manchester United in Monday’s blockbuster match.

Bookmakers are betting on the English Premier League game as though there is nothing to choose between Liverpool and Manchester United and that is a viewpoint with which one is willing to take issue. Jurgen Klopp has worked out what he wants to do with Liverpool, whereas Manchester United is a work in progress for Jose Mourinho and one is starting to think that the Special One may have lost his lustre.

Liverpool has won four English Premier League matches on the spin since giving as good as it got in its 1-1 draw away to Tottenham. Manchester United has earned just four English Premier League points over the same period, including losing 1-3 at Watford and failing to beat struggling Stoke at Old Trafford. Liverpool and Manchester United have faced two common English Premier League opponents and, according to one’s collateral form analysis, the Reds hold a 1-1-0 advantage over their fierce rivals from up the M62.

The most recent Anfield clash between England’s two most successful sides resulted in a 2-0 UEFA Europa League win for Liverpool and one would argue that the Reds have moved forward since then whereas the Red Devils have stood still at best. The Wayne Rooney saga is not helping Manchester United and Mourinho is in danger of losing his aura.

Liverpool is available at odds of +121  with 888Sport and Unibet to beat Manchester United when the Reds have the form in the book to be trading at around the +100  mark.

Along with Liverpool, Tottenham is shaping as a legitimate English Premier League title contender and one cannot bet against Spurs when they visit West Bromwich on Saturday.

Tottenham has won each of its last five games across all competitions and Spurs have conceded an English Premier League-low three goals in the first seven rounds. West Bromwich has not played a top team yet and, according to one’s English Premier League collateral form analysis, the Baggies trail Tottenham 1-1-3 based on the results of 10 divisional matches. Tottenham has not lost any of its last three games versus West Bromwich and one feels that Spurs represent decent value at odds of -133 with Paddy PowerLadbrokes and Coral.

Finally, one thinks that Everton is overrated and that the Toffees are likely come unstuck when they face Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Everton has beaten up on West Bromwich, Stoke, Sunderland and Middlesbrough before Bournemouth burst its bubble and the Toffees failed to get the job done at home to Crystal Palace last time out.

One cannot see past a Manchester City home victory and that Betfair and Coral are quoting the Citizens at odds of +130  to cover a one-goal spread has pricked one’s interest. Manchester City has the firepower to blow away better English Premier League sides than Everton, which one suspects will end up on the second third of the ladder rather than pushing for a top-four spot.

The most recent match between Manchester City and Everton occurred in last season’s English Capital One Cup when the Citizens registered a 3-1 success at Etihad Stadium.

Tips Summary

Liverpool to beat Manchester United
Monday 17th October, 20:00 GMT
Odds:  +121

Tottenham to beat West Brom
Saturday 15th October, 15:00 GMT
Odds:  -133

Manchester City -1 to beat Everton
Saturday 15th October, 15:00 GMT
Odds:  +130