Man United vs Liverpool Prediction: Klopp’s Reds to reign supreme against tame Devils

 | March 15 | 

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One of England's fiercest rivalries is renewed at Old Trafford on Sunday (KO, 15:30) as Manchester United and Liverpool lock horns in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Erik ten Hag's team brushed past Wigan Athletic and Newport County on the way to edging past Nottingham Forest in the fifth round, while Jurgen Klopp oversaw a superb 2-0 victory over Arsenal before big wins against Norwich City and Southampton.

Below is our Man United vs Liverpool prediction, complete with all the latest team news and match odds as both teams look to book a spot in the semi-finals.

Man United vs Liverpool Betting Tips

  • Liverpool to win and both teams to score @ 2/1
  • Marcus Rashford to score anytime @ 12/5

Team News

Ten Hag has confirmed that Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Rasmus Hojlund all trained on Friday and should be available for Sunday, but back-up goalkeeper Altay Bayindir and defender Lisandro Martinez are both out injured.

Mason Mount is also back in training after his long-term absence, but Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial are still sidelined.

Ibrahima Konate is likely to lose his battle to be back fit for the trip to Old Trafford, according to Reds boss Klopp, who could be able to count on Ryan Gravenberch. The Dutchman trained on Friday, unlike Konate, which should mean Jarell Quansah starts alongside Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the Liverpool defence.

Conor Bradley, Joe Gomez and Andy Robertson are likely to compete for the two full-back spots, while Alexis Mac Allister will return to the midfield after sitting out Thursday's 6-1 win over Sparta Prague. The Argentine will be joined by Wataru Endo and likely Harvey Elliott, with Dominik Szoboszlai having to settle for a place on the bench if Mohamed Salah starts on the right.

Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz should complete the front line.

Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones are among those still out injured.

Match Odds

Manchester United are 3/1 to win inside 90 minutes on Sunday, with Liverpool priced as 4/5 favourites to do the same. The draw, which would take the tie into extra time, is backable at 3/1.

Both teams to score can be found at 1/2 while over 3.5 goals is 5/4.

Betfred are running their famed Double Delight & Hat-trick Heaven offer on this match, meaning that if a player scores first and then nets again, you will be paid at double the odds. If he grabs a hat-trick, you will be paid out at treble the odds.

Liverpool to win and both teams to score @ 2/1

These sides played out a goalless draw in the Premier League at Anfield in December, with Man United holding firm - somehow - in the face of incessant Liverpool pressure. Before that game, the previous six encounters had all seen at least three goals, with Klopp's men coming out on top in four of them.

I think the last encounter was an outlier and events will return to normality, with goals flying in on Sunday. At home, Man Utd will expect to find at least one goal, especially given the fact their opponents have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three.

Ultimately, the visitors' firepower should prove too much as they look to get the job done inside 90 minutes.

Liverpool to beat Man United & BTTS at 2-1

Marcus Rashford to score anytime @ 12/5

It's been a poor season by the England international's standards, but Marcus Rashford does at least arrive into this fixture with some confidence after scoring in back-to-back games against Manchester City and Everton.

The 26-year-old also has a good goalscoring record against Sunday's opponents, finding the net six times across 16 appearances against Liverpool. In fact, Rashford has scored in four of United's last five home games against their bitter rivals, and all of his strikes against them have come at Old Trafford.

The price looks tempting, especially given the expected absence of Konate in Liverpool's defence. Bradley and Quansah have excelled when called upon by Klopp this season, but the former likes to fly down the wing and that could leave the latter exposed on the right-hand side of the defence, something which Rashford can exploit with his speed.

Marcus Rashford to score anytime in Man United vs Liverpool at 12-5

Check out the rest of our Football Betting Tips here.

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