Manchester United v Liverpool Betting Tips September 12th 2015
Tip #1: Back Draw @ 3.60 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.75 with bet365.com
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Manchester United v Liverpool Betting Tips: Match Preview
Man Utd have not won the last two Premier League titles, but that has not stopped them from being the most talked about team in the league. Until the recent internationals, Man Utd were being lambasted from all corners for their recent transfer activity. A failed exit for David de Gea and a highly unexpected £36 million acquisition of a 19-year-old French forward in Anthony Martial have sown the seeds of doubt.
On the pitch, Man Utd did manage to win their first two games of the season. However, a 0-0 home draw against Newcastle and a 2-1 loss against Swansea have highlighted a couple of problems for Man Utd. First of all, de Gea has yet to feature for Man Utd in the league. Louis van Gaal has to figure out how to work his best player back into the team.
In defence, Man Utd have not actually played too badly. The centre of midfield also looks stronger following the summer captures of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, but van Gaal obviously does not have the right balance yet. Ander Herrera has been used sparingly, which has resulted in Man Utd lacking creativity.
A lack of creativity has not been good for Wayne Rooney, who has not had a dependable supply. Juan Mata alone cannot create everything for this team, which is why Herrera needs to play more often. A regular supply would likely see Rooney’s form rebound.
Liverpool quietly got off to a good start this season with successive victories against Stoke and Bournemouth. An away draw against a better Arsenal team was also a positive outcome for Liverpool. However, the pressure is definitely on manager Brendan Rodgers after his team fell to a strange 3-0 home defeat at the hands of West Ham.
The problem for Rodgers is that he oversaw a transfer window in which the club signed seven players, while shipping out many more. The turnover in the Liverpool squad has been enormous, so it should be expected that they struggle to integrate the new players and find the optimal line-up.
One player who is clearly not worthy of the first XI is centre-back Dejan Lovren. The £20 million signing from summer 2014 has been extremely poor since moving to Anfield. Three clean sheets in his first three games of the season led some to believe that he might have rebounded, but his horrific performance against West Ham suggests that he might be a bust.
Liverpool will struggle to create against Man Utd, given that Philippe Coutinho will miss out after his sending out against West Ham. Adam Lallana is carrying a minor injury and Roberto Firmino is still largely unproven.
The blunt attacking performances of these two teams could lead to a dull stalemate.
Moreover, both managers cannot afford to lose this game, which could inspire cautious tactical strategies.