Liverpool is gearing up for a thrilling showdown with Manchester United at Anfield in gameweek 16 of the Premier League.
Sitting at the pinnacle of the points table, Liverpool is riding high on confidence. In their recent face-off against Crystal Palace, they clinched a commanding 2-1 victory. The match at Selhurst Park witnessed Liverpool orchestrating a remarkable turnaround in the late second half, seizing all three points.
On the other side of the pitch, Manchester United faced an unexpected twist, suffering their first defeat to Bournemouth at Old Trafford. Bournemouth, having gained only four points from their last 11 Premier League encounters with United, Bournemouth emphatically shattered the streak with a remarkable 3-0 victory, marking a memorable breakthrough. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
Both teams have showcased an impressive scoring rate of over 1.1 goals per game this season, setting the stage for an exhilarating and promising goal-scoring spectacle in the upcoming match.
The betting tip is...
Both teams to score a goal
Liverpool is set to encounter some hurdles with Thiago Alcántara, Bajcetic, Jota, and Alexis Mac Allister sidelined due to injuries. However, despite these challenges, Liverpool's defense has demonstrated exceptional resilience, allowing only five goals in their last five matches.
In the face of adversity, the attacking prowess of M Salah and D Nunez has been nothing short of outstanding. Together, they have contributed to a remarkable total of 18 goals and 9 assists. These two players have emerged as standout performers on the offensive front, consistently making a significant impact for Liverpool.
Gravenberch has been in good form lately and might start against United.
Predicted Lineup: Alisson,Tsimikas, van Dijk, Quansah, Alexander-Arnold, Gakpo, Szoboszlai, Endo, Gravenberch, Nunez, Salah
Lisandro Martinez, Malacia, Maguire, and Casemiro are presently sidelined due to injuries, creating a void in the team. Additionally, there's uncertainty surrounding the availability of key players like Rashford, Anthony Martial, and Mason Mount.
In the absence of some key defensive figures, the team's reliance on the attacking capabilities of Fernandes and McTominay becomes even more pronounced.
Notably, both players boast exceptional shooting accuracy. McTominay has made a notable offensive contribution with a combined total of 5 goals and assists, while Fernandes has demonstrated his prowess with a combined total of 6 goals and assists.
Rashford is Injured and might miss the game against Liverpool.
Predicted Lineup: Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, Dalot, Varane, Scott McTominay, Pellistri, Antony, Amrabat, Garnacho, Hojlund.
In their recent clashes with Manchester United, Liverpool has asserted dominance with victories in three out of their last five matches. Notably, Salah and Nunez have been standout performers, collectively contributing 11 goals for Salah and 4 for Nunez. These two players emerge as significant threats that United must closely monitor.
Manchester United have been struggling off late, having lost 3 out of their last 4 fixtures in all competitions. However, United has the potential to be a formidable force when operating at their best.
With an impressive average possession rate of 53.5%, they showcase an ability to control the game's tempo, posing a substantial challenge for Liverpool. Onana has been outstanding in goalkeeping, boasting an impressive 73.1% save percentage, further strengthening United's defensive capabilities.
Nevertheless, it's undeniable that Liverpool possesses a top-tier squad filled with exceptional talent and tactical prowess. This firmly establishes them as the clear favorites to triumph in this eagerly awaited showdown.