The big game in the Premier League this weekend sees Manchester United host Liverpool in the Saturday lunchtime kick off. The clubs sit 2nd and 3rd in the Premier League right now, but a win for Liverpool would see them jump ahead of United and take 2nd spot off them. However, a win for United would create a five point gap between the two teams, showing just how important this game is. The latest Premiership betting odds show that this game is going to be extremely tight, and I don’t disagree with them, there is little to choose between these two rivals going into this clash.
We have seen glimpses of promise from Manchester United, but one thing that has prevented them from cementing second place in the Premier League has been their consistency. Dropping points when they should be winning games has put them in a positon they should be in. A good end to the season will allow them to claim 2nd, but both Liverpool and Tottenham are on their heels right now.
Liverpool have performed brilliantly recently, something which has pushed them close to United. However, if they are to move ahead of them and into second place, it is these big games that they need to be winning. Liverpool have the quality to win this and go 2nd, which would make a huge statement.
Man United Betting Odds
Manchester United are slight favourites for this game, but only just in what is a very close betting game. The bookmakers are struggling to split these teams, and so am I, this look certain to be close. However, Manchester United have failed to show us that they can play at a high level on a consistent basis, and for that reason I am happy to go against them this weekend.
United are priced up at 12/7 with Betsson on the latest premier league football betting odds. That price will tempt a lot of people, and it is rare to be able to back them at home at that price, but it is not for me, I would rather back Liverpool this weekend.
Liverpool Betting Odds
Liverpool are the more consistent team out of these two, and they are the team that I am going to back this weekend. They are priced up at 9/5 with Bwin, which represents good value, and makes them as slight second favourites to win the game.
A win here would send Liverpool into 2nd place, and put down a huge statement to the other teams competing in the top half of the table, including of course Manchester United. They have impressed in other big games before this one, and at a good value price, they can take another leap forward here, and go to Old Trafford and come away with three very valuable points.
This is going to be a great game, and there will no doubt be a lot of interest in it. The Man Utd odds make them slight favourites to win the game, although there is little to choose between the two teams. Many people out there will fancy Manchester United, while many others will fancy Liverpool to win the game, opinions will vary greatly on what is a very tight game.
The Liverpool odds of 9/5 with Bwin are hugely tempting, and something I will be taking advantage of. Both teams have the ability to win this game, but in recent weeks we have seen much more consistency from Liverpool, especially in big games where we have recently seen them beat Manchester City.
This is sure to be a game that will interest many people on Saturday afternoon. The betting has these two close, and so do I, but ultimately, I think that Liverpool may just do enough to pick up what would be a very important three points for them, putting them above Manchester United in the league standings for the first time this season.