EPL game of the week: Manchester United vs. Liverpool
The English Premier League match of the week will see the top team in the league travel to Old Trafford on Sunday to participate in arguably England's greatest rivalry. Will there be an upset, or will the leaders continue to flourish?
Manchester UnitedManchester United has struggled to start the season and will have its hands full against Liverpool. The Red Devils have had a surprise go-to player this year in Daniel James, who has three goals so far on the season, but he may have sustained a head injury on international duty for Wales. Though he stayed on to finish the match, it's unknown if he will be available for Manchester United.
The Red Devils will need more production from Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard if they want to make any moves, and Sunday is a day where they will be required to show up and play well. David de Gea should be much improved in goal for United, and he has to be ready to take on a lot of shots. Bend, don't break should be the strategy for United's defense to have a chance to get a result at home.
LiverpoolLiverpool has started out the season with wins in all eight if of its matches and has an eight-point lead on Manchester City in the Premier League table. To maintain its torrid start on the season, Liverpool will need to control the ball in the middle. The front three of Mohamed Salah, Bobby Firmino and Sadio Mané have been terrific.
If the Reds have a weak spot, it's in the midfield, where sometimes things can get awry to allow the opposition a scoring chance. Their goal for the match Sunday at Old Trafford is to take United out early and shut down any momentum with a quick goal. They have the firepower to do it.
Prediction: Liverpool wins 3-1 (+1375)Liverpool is going to be too much for Manchester United. The first goal is going to come from Mané (+400) and Liverpool will not let up from there.
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