- English Premier League. Round 3
- Stadium: Old Trafford (Manchester)
- 22.08.2022 22:00 (UTC+3)
A crucial match of the English Premier League third round will take place on Monday when Manchester United will take on Liverpool at Old Trafford. Both clubs have got to a bad start in the EPL campaign. Erik ten Hag and Jurgen Klopp will have some problems picking their squad. Who will be better at dealing with the issues that arose in the first two rounds of the season? We present a prediction for the upcoming EPL match, revealing some important statistics for you to place the best bet.
This is not how Erik ten Hag imagined the start of his coaching career in England. In the first round of the EPL, his Manchester United at home looked very sluggish against Brighton. Two conceded goals in the first half, little progress within 10 minutes of the second half – in the end, a 1-2 defeat. Then, there was a humiliating away defeat at the hands of Brentford. As early as the first half, United's players fumbled and conceded four goals. The Red Devils failed to challenge the opposing defense in a 4-0 defeat. Currently, the Mancunians are last in the Premier League table.Bet on BTTS - No for 2.37 at Bet365
After the victory over Manchester City in the English Super Cup (3-1), Liverpool look nothing like they were in the previous campaigns. Two matches into the EPL, Jurgen Klopp's team has lost four points. Some sources and fans ironically congratulate Man City with another EPL title.
In the first round, Liverpool drew with Fulham (2-2). Here, the main problem for the Reds was the leader of the Londoners, Aleksandar Mitrovic, who made a double. The next game was at Anfield against Crystal Palace. This time, Liverpool forward Darwin Nuñez was troublesome, as he couldn't control his emotions. The Uruguayan hit his opponent and was sent off the pitch. The Reds managed to secure a 1-1 draw. Liverpool are only 12th in the EPL table.
Injuries and suspensions
Manchester United: Greenwood, Lindelöf, Pellistri and Williams will not play. Martial is questionable;
Liverpool: Jota, Jones, Konaté, Matip, Nuñez, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alcantara will not play, with Firmino and Keita questionable.
Expert Betting Tips
The match is expected to be even more interesting given how both clubs fared in their first two appearances. Liverpool are considered the favorites, who demolished MU at Old Trafford with a score of 5-0 in the previous season. It is worth highlighting a rather remarkable statistic regarding the Red Devils: Man United were winless in nine games last EPL season while considered the underdog before the game.
- Liverpool has been unbeaten in the EPL for 21 matches;
- Man United lost the first half and the match in six of the last eight appearances in the EPL;
- The last five head-to-head encounters between Manchester United and Liverpool saw at least three goals scored;
- Liverpool scored against Man United at least twice in the last three matches at Old Trafford.
It is strange to apply the term "underdog" to Manchester City, but the team is currently experiencing another crisis. Ten Hag is having problems, and the players are yet to get accustomed to the new high demands from the Dutch specialist. Even despite certain personnel problems, Liverpool remain the clear favorite. I believe that the Reds will upset the Red Devils and, at the same time, will show quite productive soccer.
We can consider the line with Liverpool's victory and Total Over (2.5) goals, and 1xbet offers odds of 2.18 for this option. With such an approach, Man United is unlikely to find any weaknesses in the opponent's defense. Another great betting option is "Both Teams To Score - No" for 2.37 at Bet365. You can also consider betting on Correct Score 0-3 at 22bet for odds of 13.0.
- W2+TO (2.5) for 2.18 at 1xBet
- BTTS - No for 2.37 at Bet365
- Correct Score 0-3 for 13.0 at 22bet