Liverpool vs Manchester United – 05/03/2023
The penultimate match of the weekend in the English Premier League will take place on the 5th of March as Liverpool meet Manchester United.
The game will take place at Anfield and the hosts begin the weekend in 6th place on 39 points while Manchester United are in 3rd place on 49 points having played the same number of matches.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 2, 2023
Liverpool come into the game on the back of a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at home in the Premier League on Wednesday night. It took until the 73rd minute for Liverpool to open the scoring and they added a second goal just 4 minutes later to seal maximum points.
Trends show Liverpool have won 1 of their 3 most recent fixtures in all competitions with the victory coming at home over Wolves.
There was a hugely disappointing 5-2 home defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in the Champions League and following that loss, Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
In their 4 most recent games in the Premier League, Liverpool have succeeded in keeping a clean sheet. They are undefeated in their 4 most recent Premier League games and have won 4 of their last 5 league fixtures on home soil. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in each of Liverpool’s 3 most recent home Premier League matches.
Manchester United make the short trip to Anfield having beat West Ham United 3-1 at home in the FA Cup on Wednesday night. Having fallen a goal behind early in the second half, it took until the 77th minute for Manchester United to score the equaliser.
Buoyed by the home crowd, The Red Devils took the lead in the final minute of the game and scored a third goal in added time.
That win means Manchester United are undefeated in their last 11 fixtures in all competitions. They have won 9 of those 11 games and Manchester United are undefeated in 10 of their 11 most recent matches in the Premier League.
Away form in the Premier League shows Manchester United are undefeated in 4 of their last 5 games on the road. Manchester United have found the back of the net at least once in each of their last 11 away Premier League fixtures.
Team news and Liverpool are without the injured trio of Calvin Ramsay, Thiago Alcantara, and Luis Díaz. They also have doubts over the fitness of Joe Gomez and Arthur.
Manchester United travel without Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen due to injury. Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw are doubts but the latter is expected to recover in time to play.
This is always a huge game and there is a lot riding on the match in terms of the top four and the title. A win would put Liverpool back in the hunt for the top four but Manchester United are full of confidence right now and could come out on top, with under 2.5 goals scored.