MUCH of the focus on Sunday will be on Man Utd v Liverpool – still a huge game between two rivals who have no chance of winning the title.
However, both will fancy taking a potshot at a top-four place with United best place at the moment. Louis van Gaal’s have found a way to win games recently – five in a row but four by one goal and some of them pretty ugly successes at that.
But what would Brendan Rodgers give to get the same results after two wins in six and a Champions League exit after failing beat Basel in midweek.
United have netted 10 goals in five games but still have injury problems at the back with Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw and Danny Blind out and Rafael and Phil Jones doubts.
Liverpool though haven’t recovered from the loss of Luis Suarez in the summer and that loss has been exaggerated by injury to Daniel Sturridge. Great things were expected of Mario Balotelli but he hasn’t produced even though fans will remember a sparkling goal he scored for Man City at Old Trafford a few years back.
I reckon this will be a close contest but have to favour United at a biggest 17-20 with William Hill. There should be goals because United usually concede and both to score pays 8-11 at Ladbrokes.
Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are both in good scoring form but with confidence high after his double at Southampton I’m siding with the Dutchman to net at 9-2 with the likes of Ladbrokes and William Hill.
Skipper Steven Gerrard to continues to pose Liverpool’s biggest threat and after his superb strike against Basel he’s worth a look at 21-4 with unibet to net at any time.
(17-20, William Hill)
Van Persie to score first
(9-2, Ladbrokes, William Hill)
Gerrard to score