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Manchester United at Liverpool 12/16/18 - Premier League Picks & Predictions

Game: Liverpool vs Manchester United
Date & Time: 12/16/2018, 4:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: LIV -1 Total: 2.75
TV Channel: NBCSN

Liverpool did a great job in the Premier League last week and temporarily moved to the top spot of the league table. They are now 2nd again due to Manchester City’s win on Saturday, but Liverpool will now look to get back up again when they will host Manchester United on Sunday. Manchester United were in solid shape prior to a harm-less loss against Valencia mid-week.

Liverpool (13-0-3) recorded a slim but quite important win in the last match-day of the Champions League, when they beat Napoli by 0-1 at home and eventually progressed to the next round. That was their fourth win in a row in all competitions, also keeping three clean sheets in that span. Last week they blasted Bournemouth by 4-0 on the road. Liverpool are now sitting at the 2nd spot of the league table with 42 points, two behind Manchester City who have one more match. They have been excellent at home so far in all competitions (9-1-1).
Manchester United (7-4-5) did not have the same fate in their own Champions League match as they fell against Valencia on the road. But it was not the end of the world for them, as they had already qualified to the next round of the competition. That was the first loss after a five-match undefeated streak in all competitions (2-0-3), while last week they destroyed Fulham by 1-4 at home. Manchester United are now sitting 6th in the Premier League with 26 points, eight points behind the top-five spots. They have not been very solid on the road either so far, with a 5-4-2 record in all competitions there.

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Manchester United have been really great in this match-up in recent years, losing just once to Liverpool in the last four seasons (5-1-4). But this season they have not been very stable on the road, where they have yet to keep a single clean sheet. This is a really hard match to predict so I will go with the visitors to cover the spread here.


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