Match: Liverpool vs Manchester United
League: English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 19 January 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Liverpool vs Manchester United: In terms of form and home advantage, Liverpool is the favorite of this match. However, given the weight of this rivalry between the two best clubs in the history of England, sparks are expected at both ends of the Anfield field this Sunday.
Liverpool is about to deliver the first title in the era of the Premier League and, judging by things, they could even challenge United’s total of 20 for next season.
Even more painful is the fact that the Reds could get a Golden Premier League trophy, given the undefeated race they have experienced throughout this campaign.
The Devils will be determined to make life more difficult for Jurgen Klopp and his men, and if only if they could distribute the first defeat in Liverpool, denying them the opportunity to imitate the Invincible Arsenal season, loyal fans of Manchester United would consider their season a triumph.
On the other hand, the Reds have won all their games to date in the PL competition, except for their trip to Old Trafford. This translates into: Liverpool could have boasted a 100% record for league wins, rather than a 100% unbeaten record, if it weren’t for the 1-1 draw against their rivals.
Klopp and his boys will try to make sure that United can’t hit them twice (from delivery points in Liverpool).
The last time the two met, the booty was shared with a score of 1-1.
Four of the first five games had goals from both teams.
The last time these two men met on this site, Liverpool had won 3-1.
United have only managed to score a goal in their last four visits to this stadium.
Liverpool was on tour against Tottenham for José Mourinho on the last day of the match. Even loyal fans expected the Reds to say goodbye to their undefeated, but against all odds, the Reds managed to win a 0-1 victory.
Meanwhile, United was at home against one of the weakest teams in the league, Norwich, and, as expected, they achieved a great victory, scoring 4-0.
This Sunday we are online for one of the fiercest games of the whole season. Liverpool has one goal: not to let United take points. United is determined to end the undefeated streak of the Reds.
Suffice it to say that both teams will see this match as a virtual final and will lead the game with the least amount of errors possible. Needless to say, both teams will definitely focus on defense and only think about the goals when the opportunity arises, rather than taking risks.
In addition, Liverpool have kept the sheets clean in their last six games of jogging, and have done so in nine of their last eleven games. United has kept the sheets clean in his last two games, as well as in three of his previous four.
In addition, in Anfield, Liverpool failed to score in three of the previous five h2h games, while the Devils did not score in three of the first four games.
Given all these observations, it follows that the game will have a low score and, as such, especially in the first half, where either team will evaluate the waters. You probably expect the first 45 minutes to have no more than one goal.
As for the result, Liverpool should be able to overcome its rivals. First, they are at home and hope to defeat United, as they are the only team that successfully prevented the Reds from scoring three points per week of play throughout the season.
In addition, Liverpool have won 31 of their last 35 games and 12 of their last 13 games. His only defeat since September was against Aston Villa in the EFL Cup, while the team’s under-23 team was aligned, as the main players were occupied with the Club World Cup.
On the other hand, United has failed to win in three of its five previous clashes, and has won in six of its eight road trips. Keep in mind that Manchester United also did not win in 11 of its 16 previous road games.
Finally, the Reds were undefeated in the last four H2O games and have scored three or more times against this opponent in two of their last four games. In addition, in the last four years, only once did Jurgen Klopp’s men lose to this opponent.
Given all these observations, it is estimated that Liverpool should do enough on the field to achieve a limited victory this Sunday.