Bookmakers have launched a range of tempting offers on the eagerly anticipated clash between and Man Utd on Sunday evening. The Red Devils are top of the table after winning their last three games, and they are bidding to win their first title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. However, Premier League champions Liverpool are just three points behind Man Utd, so it promises to be a thrilling clash.
Liverpool beat Man Utd 2-0 at Anfield this time last year and went on to finish 33 points clear of their fierce rivals. They are best priced at even money with Betfred and 10Bet to win this game, while many betting sites make them the odds-on favourites. However, much has changed since that famous win for Liverpool a year ago.
The Reds have gone three Premier League games without a win, and they have struggled for consistency this season after suffering long-term injuries to key defenders Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez. Meanwhile, Man Utd have been galvanised by the arrival of Bruno Fernandes, who has emerged as their star player after signing from Sporting Lisbon in the aftermath of that defeat to Liverpool.
Man Utd have nine wins and two draws from their last 11 Premier League games. The only teams to take points off them in that time were Man City and Leicester, both of whom are serious title contenders. Yet they are the underdogs for this game, best priced at 3/1 with Betfred, while the draw is 11/4 with Betway.
888 Sport is offering boosted odds of 9/1 on Liverpool winning the match, or 20/1 on Man Utd securing victory. You have to deposit £10 into a new account and use the promo code 888ODDS in order to qualify for this offer. You can then bet £5 on either team at those boosted odds, meaning you stand to win £45 on Liverpool or £100 on Man Utd. Your winnings would take the form of free bets.
If you are unsure which team will secure victory, 888 Sport has boosted odds of 9/1 on Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scoring, or 20/1 on Fernandes finding the back of the net. Fernandes takes penalties for Man Utd, and they are often awarded spot-kicks, so that could be an interesting option, with the same terms and conditions as those mentioned above.
On that note, William Hill is offering boosted odds of 40/1 on a penalty being awarded in the game. You have to deposit £10 into a new account to qualify, and you can bet £1 on those boosted odds. William Hill is alternatively offering boosted odds of 80/1 on Salah and Fernandes to each have two or more shots on target.
Paddy Power is offering new and existing customers a risk free £5 bet builder wager on the Liverpool vs. Man Utd game. Choose a bet with at least two legs – for example, Liverpool to win and over 2.5 goals, or Man Utd to win and both teams to score – and if it wins, you keep your profit. If it loses, you get your money back as cash (as opposed to a free bet), making it a risk free bet. Paddy Power also has a bet £10, get £50 on bet builders sign-up offer if you do not have an account.
The title race heated up when Leicester beat Southampton at the King Power on Saturday night. That result saw the in-form Foxes climb up to second place, a point behind Man Utd and two points ahead of Liverpool, but with an extra game played. Man City are just a point behind Liverpool, with a game in hand on the Reds and on Man Utd. Everton are fifth, level on points with Man City, and Spurs are just two points further back.
Man City remain the odds-on favourites to win the title at 8/11 with Bet365. Liverpool are priced at 3/1, Man Utd are 13/2 with Paddy Power and Betfair, and Spurs are 25/1 with Betway. You can still find 40/1 on Leicester at 10Bet, while Chelsea are 66/1 after moving a point behind Spurs with a narrow victory over Fulham on Saturday, and Everton are 100/1 with Betfred. Most bookies offer a third of the odds on a second-placed finish if you go each-way in the Premier League winner market.