Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester United

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Another long and painful international break is just about over, as it’s time to preview Manchester United’s Saturday visit to arch-rival Liverpool. This two weeks off period was especially brutal for supporters of both teams, as they had to deal with a lot more than just tedium and boredom; they saw key players for their beloved side go down with significant injuries for an extended period of time.

Without further ado, here is The Sports Bank’s Liverpool Starting XI Prediction

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GK – S. Mignolet

D – A. Arnold, J. Matip, D. Lovren, R. Moreno

MF – J. Henderson, E. Can, P. Coutinho

FW – M. Salah, D. Sturridge, R. Firmino

For a combined starting XI of the two teams, go to this link.

For another collection of news items related to this match, go to this link.

Odds: Betting odds (via betfair) Liverpool to win: 6/4    Draw: 23/10     Man Utd to win: 15/8

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After the news that Sadio Mané would be out for up to six weeks, Man United were heavily backed to win this weekend’s derby, suggesting punters are seeing Liverpool as a one-man team and not giving them much of chance for Saturday.

Since word of Mané’s injury, a massive 59.8% of bets have been on United, who have best odds of 9/5 to win, the same as Liverpool. Up until then, there had been far more parity in betting between the two teams to win.

Liverpool had also been marginal favorites with the bookies until this news broke. But only 24.6% of bets to win going on the home team since the Mané news has changed many firm’s outlooks on how the game will go. With passion high on both sides, it’s no surprise the 5/2 draw has been the least backed.

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Breakdown of bets since Mané Injury:

59.8% Man U (9/5)

24.6% Liverpool (9/5)

15.6% draw (5/2)

Kickoff: 12:30 pm BST

Man United injury report: go to this link

Liverpool injury report: go to this link

MUFC starting XI prediction: go to this link

Prediction: Manchester United 1, Liverpool 1

As always, feel free to comment below with your predicted line-up for Saturday’s match and/or your thoughts about this line-up presented for discussion.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now and Minute Media. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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  1. Rajiv Sinha says:

    Joe Homes for Alexander Arnold, Robertson for Moreno.
    James Milner for Henderson, at least with Hendo you’ll get grit and resolve.
    And please no Sturridge. Oxalde Chamberlain should be played, again would add pace and more bite.
    Solanke, Moreno, Gini , Klavan and 7 in the bench
    Other wise why have we spent on him?
    This I am sure is the best resource we have with Mane, Lalana, Clyne Nursing injuries.

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