There are no doubts about the most exciting duel scheduled this Sunday. Old Trafford will offer us the biggest English derby, with Manchester United hosting Liverpool from 16:00, local time. Both teams have shown good form in the previous EPL matches and this is a must win game for them.

A victory for Liverpool will put them back on the second position, while Manchester United need three points with any price to remain in the title race with a decent chance. Anyway, their main target is not the title, but Top 4.

Manchester United

  • Mourinho's team is in a fantastic form, coming here after nine consecutive victories in all competitions, being undefeated in the last 15 official games.
  • Manchester United managed to keep a clean sheet in the last three games, winning 2-0 over West Ham in EPL, 4-0 vs Reading in FA Cup and 2-0 vs Hull City in League Cup.
  • Their Premier League situation is not as good as they were expecting, being out of Top 4 at the moment.
  • United are on the 6th position, with 39 points and a 31-19 goal difference at the moment.
  • They have five points behind Top 4 and 13 less than Chelsea, but with this match in hand.
  • When it comes to home record, Manchester United looked well here, proof that they recorded five wins, four draws and one loss.
  • Ibrahimovic is a doubt, but he is expected to be fully fit Sunday afternoon.
  • Bailly is the only missing player, since he's gone at African Cup of Nations.

Probable lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea - Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Darmian, Herrera, Carrick - Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Young - Ibrahimovic.


  • Liverpool's recent form is not the best one, as they are without victory in the last three games.
  • More exactly, they recorded a 2-2 draw vs Sunderland in Premier League, 0-0 vs Plymouth in FA Cup and they have been defeated by Southampton in League Cup.
  • Anyway, The Reds are on the fouth position in England, with 44 points, same as Arsenal, but with a match in hand.
  • If Liverpool win this derby, they will be back on the second place.
  • Ings is injured, Sakho is left out of the squad, while Mane is at the national team.
  • Henderson, Matip and Grujic are likely to miss this clash, being not 100% fit yet.

Probable lineups (4-3-3): Mignolet - Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner - Lallana, Can, Wijnaldum - Firmino, Origi, Coutinho.

Betting predictions:

Main prediction: Over 1,5 goals @ 1.34

Risky prediction: X2 @ 1.73

Final score recommendations: 1-1 or 1-2 @ 6.40 or 12.00