Manchester United vs. Liverpool – FA Cup, January 24, 2021
Following last weekend’s goalless draw at Anfield, Manchester United and Liverpool clash for the second time in the space of seven days on Sunday, this time in the FA Cup.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table – six points clear of fourth-place Liverpool.
This is undoubtedly the standout tie of the fourth round. If you’re planning to wager on Sunday’s FA Cup showdown, make sure you check out my Manchester United vs. Liverpool prediction and betting pick below.
Manchester United vs. Liverpool Odds
10bet sees Manchester United (2.45) as the slight favorite to win on Sunday. But as you can see, the odds gap for this matchup is extremely narrow.
Liverpool (2.60) isn’t in a good place right now. However, we all know that you can’t write off the defending Premier League champions.
Manchester United vs. Liverpool Preview
Man Utd extended their EPL unbeaten streak to 13 games on Wednesday, coming from behind to earn a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Fulham. Edinson Cavani netted the equalizer for United before Paul Pogba scored a stunning long-range strike to seal the points.
A run of ten wins and three draws has seen the Red Devils cement their place at the summit of the Premier League standings, although rivals Man City could leapfrog them if they win their game in hand.
Despite seeing just 34% possession at Anfield last week, Solskjaer’s men were able to hold on to claim a goalless draw. It was by no means a pretty performance, but they did enough to snatch a point.
Man Utd is the second-highest scorer in the EPL, while the team has also improved defensively in recent weeks. With four clean sheets in their previous seven outings in all competitions, the Red Devils are now looking dangerous at both ends of the pitch.
What has happened to Liverpool?
Just over a month ago, Jurgen Klopp’s men were thrashing Crystal Palace 7-0. But since then, they have failed to win any of their last five league matches, recording three draws and two defeats.
Worse still, the Reds have failed to score in each of their previous four EPL outings. As well as goalless draws against Newcastle and Man Utd, Liverpool has lost 1-0 to Southampton and Burnley since the turn of the year.
On Thursday, Burnley ended Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten streak at home in the Premier League. Klopp’s men hadn’t lost an EPL game at Anfield since April 2017, but that record was ended by an Ashley Barnes penalty.
In all honesty, it is difficult to gauge how Liverpool will fare at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Manchester United vs. Liverpool Betting Pick
Manchester United to Win2.45
Despite their recent struggles, nobody would be overly surprised if Liverpool beat Man Utd this weekend. However, the momentum is well and truly with Solskjaer’s side at the moment.
The Red Devils had plenty of chances to beat Liverpool last week, yet they wasted their opportunities. I don’t think Klopp’s men will be so lucky this time around.