Liverpool, the Premier League leaders and Europa League knockout stage participants, will visit Anfield on Sunday to catch rivals Manchester United at a low moment.
United are under pressure after being eliminated from Europe totally following a 1-0 midweek defeat to Bayern Munich, which sent them to the bottom of their Champions League group. It is the first time they have been removed from continental competition in this manner since 2005.
On the other hand, Liverpool lead the Premier League table by a point above anybody else, with Arsenal a sliver behind, Aston Villa a point behind the Gunners in third, and Manchester City still a danger in fourth.
United will be trying to avenge the famous 7-0 defeat suffered by the Reds the previous time these two played at this location, when Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez, and Mohamed Salah all scored braces in the Reds’ landslide triumph.
Liverpool vs Man United prediction, odds
- Moneyline lean: Liverpool (-330)
- Score prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Man United
The Reds have loved making things tough for themselves this season, but they continue to be one of the league’s most in-form teams, owing in large part to a midfield that was changed this summer.
It’s difficult to support Manchester United to achieve a victory so soon after being humiliated in the Champions League, and while the reprieve from fixture congestion may help them in the long run, with their injuries and previous results, there’s nothing to suggest a reversal at this point.
Liverpool vs Man United match facts
- Date: Sunday, December 17, 2023
- Kickoff Time: 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT)
- Location: Anfield Stadium (Liverpool, England)
- Official: Michael Oliver
- Last meeting: Liverpool 7-0 Man United (Mar. 5, 2023 | Premier League)
Liverpool vs Man United: best bet
- Pick: Under 3.5 goals
- Odds: -105 (DraftKings)
While the market appears to favour Liverpool destroying United for the second time in a row, it is not as likely as it appears. There are several reasons to assume that this match will be lower scoring than predicted, and the inflated odds provide a huge opportunity.
Manchester United’s defence has been leaky all season, due in large part to Erik ten Hag’s perplexing expulsion of Raphael Varane, the team’s finest defender. With Ten Hag’s side injured, he may be forced to play the French defender for the second consecutive time, as he did against Bayern Munich.
United held Bayern substantially in check with Varane on the pitch, surrendering only one goal on 1.15 xG to a squad that had pummelling opponents with goals all year. Indeed, the majority of United’s biggest setbacks this season have occurred with Varane on the bench, including three-goal losses to Arsenal, Brighton, Manchester City, and Bournemouth in the league, as well as a 4-3 loss to Bayern Munich to open Champions League competition and a 3-3 draw away at Galatasaray.
Liverpool vs Man United live stream, TV channel
- TV Channel (English): NBC
- Streaming (English): Fubo, Peacock, NBC Sports
- TV Channel (Spanish): Telemundo
- Streaming (Spanish): Fubo, Peacock, Telemundo Deportes en Vivo
Liverpool vs. Manchester United from Anfield will be broadcast on NBC in the United States, with this rivalry match chosen for viewership on the main network channel. Telemundo offers a Spanish-language broadcast. Fubo has both channels accessible for streaming.
Sky Sports is the place to be for UK fans to witness all of the excitement.