Manchester United vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips (August 22)
Liverpool are yet to win a game in the Premier League this season. Will the Reds get all three points against Manchester United at Old Trafford?
Ronaldo finished as the third highest goalscorer last season with 18 goals.
Ronaldo finished as the third highest goalscorer last season with 18 goals.

Manchester United will face Liverpool in Round 3 of the Premier League.

The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Monday, 22 August 2022. The match venue is Old Trafford, Manchester.

Latest odds on betting sites

Manchester United have their winning odds placed at 7.60 (+660; 33/5). Liverpool have their winning odds placed at 1.45 (-222 American; 9/20 Fractional). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 5.10 (+410; 41/10).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Manchester United — 13%, draw — 19%, Liverpool — 68%.

Latest betting odds on Manchester United vs Liverpool (22 August 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.40 (-250; 7/5)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Manchester United — 2.46 (+146; 73/50)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Liverpool — 1.54 (-185; 27/50)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.96 (-104; 24/25)

Match preview and statistics

Manchester United suffered a heavy defeat to Brentford in their last league game. Joshua Dasilva opened the scoreline in the 10th minute with a finish from range through the keeper’s hands and into the bottom corner. Mathias Jensen doubled their lead with a nice finish into the bottom corner. Ben Mee made it 3-0 with a nice header from close range.

Bryan Mbeumo made it 4-0 with a top finish as he slotted it into the bottom corner. Manchester United had 67% ball possession. The Red Devils had 15 shots with seven being on target. They created one big chance during the game. Manchester United had 0.92 expected goals compared to Brentford's 1.72 expected goals.

The Red Devils are bottom of the Premier League table with zero points. Manchester United have scored one goal while conceding six goals in the league.

Manchester United team news: Anthony Martial is out of the game with a hamstring injury. Victor Lindelof is a doubt with a knock.

Liverpool played a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace in their last goal. Wilfred Zaha opened the scoreline in the 32nd minute with a nice finish into the bottom corner. Darwin Nunez was sent off in the 57th minute of the game. Luis Diaz made it 1-1 in the 61st minute with a nice curler from range into the top corner.

Liverpool had 73% ball possession and completed 645 passes. The Reds created three big chances. Liverpool had 24 shots with four being on target. The Reds had an expected goal of 2.07 compared to Liverpool’s expected goal of 1.04.

Liverpool are 12th in the Premier League table with two points. The Reds have scored three goals while conceding three goals.

Liverpool team news: Thiago is out of the game with a hamstring injury. Oxlade Chamberlain is unavailable due to a hamstring injury. Jones is a doubt with a calf injury. Jota is out with a thigh injury. Konate is out with a knee injury. Matip is a doubt with a groyne injury. Darwin Nunez is suspended after being sent off in the last game.

Manchester United vs Liverpool H2H

Liverpool smashed Manchester United by five goals to nil in the first leg and four goals to nil in the second leg last season.

Five of the last five games have ended in over 2.5 goals.

Key players and lineups

Manchester United projected starting lineup:

  • David De Gea
  • Luke Shaw
  • Eric Baily
  • Victor Lindelof
  • Diogo Dalot
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Scott McTominay
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Jadon Sancho
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

Notable subs: Alex Telles, Marcus Rashford

Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest goal scorer in football history. The Portuguese international finished as the third highest goalscorer last season with 18 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 17.94. Ronaldo provided three assists while creating 26 chances.

Liverpool projected starting lineup:

  • Alisson Becker
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • Joel Matip
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Andrew Robertson
  • Fabinho
  • James Milner
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Firmino
  • Luis Diaz

Notable subs: Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Mohamed Salah was the highest goalscorer in the league last season. The Egyptian scored 23 goals, underperforming his expected goals of 23.75. Salah provided the most assists in the league with 13 while creating 63 chances. The Egyptian international has scored one goal in the league this season.

Prediction and betting tips

Five of the last five games between both sides have ended in over 2.5 goals. The last two games between both sides ended in a combined nine goals with the first leg ending in five nil while the second leg ended in four nil. Two of the last two Manchester United games have ended in over 2.5 goals. I predict over 2.5 goals.

Mohamed Salah never failed to deliver against Manchester United. The Egyptian international scored a hattrick in a similar fixture at Old Trafford last season. Salah has scored five goals in his two Premier League games against Manchester United. The Egyptian international will be looking to get another one when they play on Monday night. I predict Salah to score anytime.

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Mohamed Salah to score anytime.

Odds: 2.90 (+290 American; 19/10 Fractional)


Manchester United — Liverpool
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