Two Premier League heavyweights kick off the weekend action as Liverpool host Manchester United. Opta presents the tale of the tape.
"Liverpool have won just one of their last eight matches against Manchester United in all competitions (W1 D3 L4) – winning 2-0 in the Europa League in 2015-16."
Liverpool are winless in six Premier League games against Manchester United (D2 L4), their worst run since an eight-match winless run against the Red Devils between 2004 and 2008. The draw is [3.4].
Manchester United have won three of their last five Premier League visits to Anfield (W3 D1 L1) and have kept clean sheets in their last two games there. United are [2.82] to win.
Liverpool have won just one of their last eight matches against Manchester United in all competitions (W1 D3 L4) - winning 2-0 in the Europa League in 2015-16. Manchester United are [1.99] in the Draw No Bet market.
Manchester United have kept 17 clean sheets in the Premier League in 2017, three more than any other side. Jose Mourinho's side have recorded a shutout in eight of their last nine league games, shipping just two goals in the process (vs Stoke). United are [3.5] to not concede.
Jurgen Klopp has lost just one of his seven competitive meetings with Jose Mourinho as a manager (W3 D3 L1). Liverpool are [2.84] to win.
Jose Mourinho won eight of his first 10 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D1 L1) between October 2004 and November 2014 but since then he has failed to win any of his four games against them (D3 L1). Liverpool are [2.0] in the Draw No Bet market.
If Manchester United win this game, it'll be their best ever points tally after eight games of a Premier League season (22), following 20-point hauls in both 2011-12 and 1999-00. Manchester United are [4.7] to win to Premier League.
Romelu Lukaku became the second player to score seven goals in his first seven Premier League appearances for Man Utd after Andrew Cole. No player has scored eight goals in their first eight Premier League appearances for the club. Lukaku is [2.45] to find the net.
Lukaku scored four goals in his first four Premier League games versus Liverpool, but has since netted just once in his last seven. Indeed, he has failed to land a shot on target in five of those seven games. Under 2.5 goals is [1.95].
Marcus Rashford has been directly involved in nine goals in his last 10 competitive games for Man Utd (five goals, four assists) after having a hand in just two goals in his previous 10 apps (one goal, one assist). Rashford is [3.7] to score.
Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L
Staked: 45 pts
Returned: 41.09 pts
P/L: -3.91 pts