LIVERPOOL v MANCHESTER UNITED – EUROPA LEAGUE
March 10 2016, Anfield, 20:05 GMT+0
These two teams know each other well, as they both play in EPL, where Liverpool is currently on 7th place, whereas Manchester United sits at 6th place. With 3 points behind the visitors it seems as these two teams are evenly matched.
Liverpool is coming from 3 back to back wins, and only 1 defeat in last 5 matches. The “Reds” have destroyed 20th placed Aston Villa (0:6) and played a great match against Manchester City (3:0). Actually these games show huge improvement in Liverpool form and I believe they easily achieve top 5 spot by the end of the season.
We can expect Daniel Sturridge to come back today, to play against Manchester United. He has been rested in the last 2 matches, so he is fit enough to lead the attacking line in today’s match. Also Nathaniel Clyne is expected to return, whereas James Milner‘s appearance is still doubtful.
Manchester United is visiting Antfield Stadium after losing a match against West Brom (1:0), winning both 2 matches before this defeat. Manchester United form lately was up and down, with 7 points out of last 5 matches it’s not that great to be fair, compared to Liverpool’s 10 points in last 5 games played. The “Red devils” had some problems against Midtjylland, but ended up advancing after wining last match (1:5), in total aggregate showed (3:6).
Going into this match Manchester United will miss Jesse Lingrad, Adnan Januzaj, Timothy Fosu-Mensah anf long term absence of Rooney, Young, Keane and Shaw. On the positive note, Antonio Valencia is expected to step on the pitch tonight.
In conclusion I see Liverpool playing their best games in a while and are clearly a competitive side in today’s match. Manchester United is suffering from missing a lot of players and it surely won’t help them tonight. I would not be surprised if Liverpool comes out as a winner as they have great chance to use their momentum and the opposing side weakened squad.
Prediction: Liverpool -0.25
Odds: 1.81 Pinnacle/SBOBET