We’re all set for an absolute belter of a tie as Liverpool take on Manchester Utd in their Europa League clash at Anfield (KO 20:05)
It should be a mouth watering clash so now looks like a great time to take advantage with Bet365, who report they have a live feed from Anfield tonight.
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Two of the fiercest rivals in the history of world football are set to square off this evening in a Europa League tie.
Liverpool will host the first leg of the round of 16 tie with Manchester United at Anfield.
The two once proud teams have experienced mixed fortunes as of late.
Both teams seem to have come through their worst patches of the season. Liverpool will be looking to build upon a recent run of form which has seen them win four of their last six matches while drawing the remainder, including a narrow 120minute stalemate with Man City in the League Cup Final which ended in a painful penalty loss. The visitors looked to have stopped the dire run of form which saw Van Gaal on the brink of the sack – until their most recent 1-0 away defeat to West Brom.
The Europa League is the most likely route into the Champions League next season for both sides – add that to the derby intensity and this could be a legendary match.
Liverpool are narrow favourites to win this contest at 13/10 – having looked more lively, more unified and more of a threat in their most recent matches than United have been able to.
The home side are set to be without the services of James Milner, who has missed training this week through illness, Clyne should slot back into the Liverpool starting lineup, and Sturridge and Coutinho are likely to return following rotation.
Jurgen Klopp is likely to instruct his team to play their usual high press in order to exploit the defensive fragilities of a United side without much of their starting back four.
United boss Van Gaal will be counting on a strong showing from a side which were unable to secure an away loss against West Brom at the weekend. Liverpool, at Anfield, on a cup night, is a lot more difficult. The United starting XI will likely feature up and coming forward Marcus Rashford, as well as Anthony Martial, as Wayne Rooney remains injured.
It will be a tough test for United’s youngsters to extend the Red Devils’ winning run against Liverpool to 6 games in all competitions – but Van Gaal will be banking on it.
A derby match in a European knockout competition between the two biggest rivals in English football is enough to set us drooling, but predicting the outcome is a little more difficult.
It remains to be seen whether Van Gaal will look to stifle and frustrate Liverpool before exploiting them on the counter – or whether a more free-flowing, exciting game featuring young forwards on either side will take place.
For us the 13/10 on the home win looks a little too big pass up.
Whatever the result, this match is one for the ages and not to be missed.
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