Liverpool v Manchester United correct score betting: Key trends

Liverpool v Manchester United correct score betting markets are very interesting considering the form of both teams, and the fact that the score was 7-0 last time out.

The hosts sit pretty at the top of the Premier League (PL) table after a late winner at Crystal Palace last weekend, while the visitors lost 3-0 at home to AFC Bournemouth, and have recently crashed out of Europe. This has added more pressure on Erik ten Hag, who has seen other managers emerge as potential candidates to replace him this week.

The two giants of English football have played each other 176 times in the PL era, with United just coming out on top with 67 wins, Liverpool winning 59 and there being 50 draws. However, the Reds have had the better of the most recent encounters, winning six of the last 10, with the Red Devils only victorious once, and three draws recorded.

Nonetheless, certain key trends are noticeable when analysing the previous encounters, and we have provided some that you may want to keep an eye on in the betting markets:

Manchester United go to Anfield after crashing out of Europe by losing 1-0 against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford in the UEFA Champions League. Andrew Yates/Sportimage – Photo by Icon sport

Liverpool v Manchester United correct score betting: Most common scoreline

In their last 10 PL meetings, the most common scoreline, perhaps surprisingly, has been 0-0. In fact, there have been nine different scorelines in those 10 matches, making this one particularly difficult to predict. The most favoured scorelines with betting markets are 2-0 and 2-1 to Liverpool, while you can get healthy odds for a 7-0 repeat of last season:

Liverpool v Manchester United correct score betting odds – selected

  • Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United – 9/1
  • Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United – 9/1
  • Liverpool 7-0 Manchester United – 150/1
Mohamed Salah scored late in a 2-0 Liverpool home win against Manchester United in 2019/20 – Photo by Icon Sport

Liverpool v Manchester United other key trends

First team to score

In the last 10 PL meetings, six times have the team that have scored first have gone on to win the game, Liverpool on five occasions and United once. However, the Reds have only scored first five times generally, while United have done it three times, and the two other games finished 0-0.

  • Liverpool to score first – 1/3
  • Manchester United to score first – 11/4
  • No goals – 35/1

To win from behind

In the last 10 PL meetings, only once has a team won from going behind, that being Liverpool in 2020/21 when they came from behind to beat United 4-2 at Old Trafford.

  • Liverpool to win from behind – 6/1
  • Manchester United to win from behind – 33/1
Roberto Firmino scored twice as Liverpool came from behind to beat Manchester United 4-2 at Old Trafford in 2020/21 – Photo by Icon sport

Early goals

In the last 10 PL meetings, three goals have been scored inside the opening 10 minutes, and three between 11-20 minutes, suggesting that there could be a fast start for either team.

  • First goal between 0-10 minutes – 14/5
  • First goal between 11-20 minutes – 16/5

Both teams to score

In the last 10 PL meetings, both teams have scored in only four of them, as Liverpool have won to nil on four occasions, with two 0-0 stalemates.

  • Yes for both teams to score – 8/13
  • No for both teams to score – 7/5
Erik ten Hag is under huge pressure to get a positive result at Anfield after a bad week for Manchester United – Photo by Icon sport

Total cards per game

In the last 10 PL meetings, there have been 36 total cards shown between these two rivals, 35 yellow and one red, at an average of 3.6 per game. The red went to United's Paul Pogba in their 5-0 defeat at home in 2021/22, while they have also received more yellows – 24 to Liverpool's 11.

  • Over 4.5 cards – 17/20
  • Under 4.5 cards – 11/10
  • Over 0.5 red cards – 7/2
  • Under 0.5 red cards – 1/4

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