Liverpool title challenge is over if Manchester United wins at Anfield
Liverpool FC will host their rivals Manchester United at Anfield on October 14 with kick-off scheduled for 12:30pm, BST. This fixture will be Manchester United’s biggest test of the season so far. Manchester United sits at second in the Premier League on points with leader Manchester City.
Liverpool knows a win on home ground will send a message to the rest of the top flight. The Reds will be desperate to make a statement against the Red Devils. Liverpool went into the international break seven points behind United after a 1-1 draw at Newcastle. The Reds lack of a world class striker proved to be costly once again. Newcastle also exposed some weakness in the middle of Liverpool’s defense. Other than hammering Arsenal 4-0, Liverpool has been patchy all season. The pressure will be on to produce more in such a high profile fixture. The Reds are thrilling and infuriating at the same time. Liverpool has a brilliant attack but with a weak defense they sit seven points off the top.
Manchester United has an unbeaten run of nine wins and a draw featuring mostly modest opposition. Only two of their opponents so far finished in the top 10 last season. The Red Devils looked very good against their rivals with four goals netted in six different matches. The Red Devils are looking very impressive as of lately. They kept the opposition scoreless in six of seven Premier League games. They are well placed to soak up pressure and unleash their speed on the counter attack. During their last match, they attacked Chelsea’s weak spots with vigor. Manchester United forced the Chelsea full-backs to play wide and in turn created space in the middle for their attacking midfielders. Sportsbooks Games thinks if visiting Manchester United can survive an early onslaught, they will come away with the win.
Manchester United will seek to keep the good times rolling as the Premier League leaders host Leicester City on Saturday.
Manchester United have strolled to the top of the table thanks to consecutive 4-0 wins to start their season. The Red Devils have been more potent going forward thanks largely to the Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan who is thriving lately. Also forward Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Paul Pogba are starring in wins against West Ham and Swansea. Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool have all dropped points already. Manager Jose Mourinho will leave Manchester United under no illusions as to the importance of this match.
Leicester City lost at Arsenal on the opening day of the campaign in a narrow 4-3 defeat. The Foxes and the great form of forward Jamie Vardy’s suggest the 2015-16 champions will provide the sternest test yet for Mourinho. Sportsbooks Games will give the edge to the Red Devils in this one.
Manchester United host Leicester City at Liberty Stadium on Saturday, August 19, with kick-off scheduled for 12:30 BST.
Manchester United will start their premier league campaign against West Ham United
Manchester United is a team capable of winning the Premier League this season. The Red Devils will have home field advantage in this match. The addition of Romelu Lukaku is going to help out. He will step into the role that Wayne Rooney had before being transferred.
The big summer signing really feels like it’s creating a huge jump for the Devils. They are favored by a goal and a half against a West Ham team that figures to be better than it was last year when it was threatened by relegation for most of the term.
West Ham United F.C. has some problems at the back right now that need to be fixed. The team has played two games in the preseason. One match was a 3-3 draw against Altonaer FC von 1893. The other match was 3-0 loss to Manchester City.
Manchester United was in good form this preseason. They played well in the International Cup of Champions. However, when they played a top notch team in the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid, the club was beaten 2-1 and was never really in the fixture. Manchester United isn’t going to blow a lot of teams out by three goals, but it’ll win a lot of matches and play a lot of unders. This could be the day that Lukaku gets his first goal for his new team on the grandest stage. Even with the Hammers having a terrible defense, the under still feels like the right play to us. We give the edge in this match to the Red Devils.
This Barclays Premier League action from Old Trafford will take place at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The match will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.