Manchester United vs. Liverpool
Considered to be the Premier League’s fiercest rivalries, Manchester United and Liverpool are intimately equated. Having met a total of 51 times on the field, each game is seen as a momentous occasion with fans on both sides of the fence rallying behind their teams as if there were more at stake than a few Premier League points.
On Saturday the 10th of March, the two sides will lock horns again when Liverpool travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on home turf. While the pundits and bookmakers have Manchester pipped for the win, there is a quite a lot to consider before final predictions can be made.
In a head-to-head matchup, Manchester certainly has the historical advantage. Of the 51 times the teams have met, Manchester has won 27 games while Liverpool have won only 13. There have been plenty of ties, 11 to be exact, which means that the chances of a goalless game or a tied game are also quite possible.
If we look at the home and away stats Manchester again have the advantage there, but not by much winning 15 of their away games and 12 at home. Liverpool on the other hand has won 8 at home and 5 away. Next, we need to look at their most recent clashes. The last time these two teams met was on the 14th of October 2017 in Liverpool. The score after full time was 0-0. Their previous match took place in January at Old Trafford, which also ended up as a draw of 1-1.
If we go back even further to their third previous match in October 2016, the results were a disappointing 0-0 draw. Recent history suggests that these two sides have very little between them when they do go head-to-head. In their most recent Premier League Games, Manchester United went down to Newcastle by 1 goal. Meanwhile Liverpool defeated Southampton for a morale booster.
It has been 108 years since Manchester United played their first game at Old Trafford. While their home record may be strong, an interesting fact is that that the very first game ever played there was against Liverpool and Manchester lost. Whether this piece of history will have any influence on the game remains to be seen.
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