Premier League Picks
Manchester United vs. Liverpool
Will the Northeast London Derby be the stone that makes Liverpool stumble?
On matchday 23 of the Premier League, one of the most important matches for English football will take place. This is the Northeast Derby between Liverpool and Manchester United. The rivalry between both clubs is historic. Both cities have always competed in the economic and industrial fields, as well as in football for decades.
The confrontation between both teams is one of the most relevant at the international level. It attracts lots of viewers and press coverage because it faces the most successful clubs in local and international English football competitions.
As the teams arrive at this important game, let’s first analyze the team of the moment, Liverpool. The reds are currently going through a dangerous 7 that is 7 games against major rivals that could endanger the winning streak of the team. Those led by Klopp have overcome with relative ease already 5 of those matches. The most recent of these matches were against Tottenham, who they beat 1-0. The Spurs proposed a massive defense scheme with 4 players in the back; the only player in the front was Moura, which was fed by long balls. Mourinho’s plan did not work to stop Mané and company, who drowned the Spurs and controlled the ball; after 37 minutes, Firmino would score the only goal of the game. Liverpool hit the Spurs arc throughout the game were the efforts of debutant goalkeeper Tanganga, and the defenders prevented that the Reds increase their goal count.
Manchester United met again with the lady of victory on the last date of the Premier League by defeating Norwich 4-0. The Red Devils started 2020 with the left foot, first a defeat against Arsenal on the first day of the year 2-0. Then a 0-0 draw against the Wolves. A few weeks later, they faced a crushing defeat in the Capital One Cup 3-1 against Manchester City. It is for this reason that the recent victory over Norwich is a breath of fresh air for Solskjaer and company. The game was quickly dominated by the Red Devils, Juan Mata served a ball to Rashford who converted the first goal of the match and achieved his 13th goal in the Premier League. In the second half of the game, Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul fouled Brandon Williams in the box. Rashford would be responsible for taking the penalty kick and convert the second goal for Manchester. A few minutes later, Anthony Martial would send the ball to the bottom of Krul’s net with a header to score the third. The victory was seal by Manson Greenwood, he scored a goal just five minutes after entering the field with a left-footed shot.
Manchester United comes to Anfield with few possibilities. They have barely achieved a victory in the last 4 games, and we know they have a hard time winning away games. Although in the last match against Liverpool in October of last year, the Red Devils achieved a 1-1 draw in a fairly even match. The team today seems to have lost some of the magic it showed in that match. Manchester United +670
As we mentioned the previous match between these 2 teams, terms in a draw. But this is unlikely to happen again, although the Premier League always surprises. Draw +390
Liverpool is unstoppable; they have achieved 61 of 63 possible points in the Premier League, something that had never happened in any European league. With 38 games without losing, it is unlikely that they will fall to ManUplaying at home. Liverpool -230