07 Mar

Liverpool vs Manchester United prediction Europa League 1/8

On the 10th of mars Liverpool welcomes Manchester United to Anfield for the first leg of their 1/8 Europa League finals. As both teams are struggling in the premier league this will be their best shot at qualifying for the champions league next season, something that is very important for the classic clubs. This will also be a make or break fixture for Van Gaal who is rumored to be replaced by Mourinho for next season, if United manages to go all the way in the Europa league then maybe the dutch coach can silent the rumors and reclaim his honor among the United fans.

Manchester United will be coming into this game with 4 victories and 1 defeat overall aswell as 1 victory, 3 defeats and 1 draw on the road. Manchester United’s defense is still lacking and the team is looking at leverkusen’s centre-back Omer Toprak to strengthen the back line for next season. With last year’s biggest names Di Maria and Van Persie leaving the team, the reds have struggled to find consistency even with Martial being more than capable to score against any team.  United will surely be quite discouraged for this game following their 1-0 defeat against West Brom, a defeat which many consider was due to Juan Mata being suspended after double yellow cards. Manchester will be without Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson who are all injured, however Donald Love, Marcus Rojo, Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia have all returned to play or are closing in to return.

Liverpool will be coming into this game with 3 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat overall aswell as 2 victories, 2 draws and 1 defeat at home. Liverpools lone defeat was in the FA-finals versus Manchester City where they managed to take the game to penalties. Leiva, Stewart, Rossiter, Ings and Gomez are all reported injured for Liverpool.

Man U Liverpool prediction

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Predicted outcome:

 

Looking at the head to head statistics for this fixture; Manchester United have managed to win 4 of the latest 5 meetings, with Liverpool’s last victory being in 2013. The goal average for this fixture is rather interesting aswell with a combined 12 goals for 5 meetings, in other words 2.5 goals/game.

The viking’s prediction for this game is a low scoring victory for Liverpool, with Rooney injured and United’s inconsistency haunting them and pushing down their morale, this should be Klopp’s chance to prepare a nice start for the next season.

Liverpool Manchester United, 1-0 @ 6.40

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The vikings picks for this game:

Liverpool Manchester United, 1/X/2 Liverpool  @ 2.05

Liverpool Manchester United, Liverpool draw no bet @ 1.45

Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60

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