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Liverpool and Man United Meet at Anfield

Liverpool Manchester United Europa League

When you think of Manchester United and Liverpool, the Europa League is certainly not the first thing that springs to mind. However, the pair of old rivals will meet in the Round of 16 with the first leg taking place at Anfield Thursday.

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  • Seven of Liverpool’s eight Europa League games have finished UNDER 2.5 goals.
  • Manchester United has won the last three meetings at Liverpool.
  • Liverpool is unbeaten in its last eight matches in the Europa League.

Liverpool is presently a +115 favorite at online book Bet365 while United is +290 and the Draw is +230 in 1X2 markets. As for the total, OVER 2.5 goals is +135 while UNDER 2.5 goals is -175.

Manchester United suffered a rough 1-0 loss away to West Brom in their last Premier League game. The loss dropped them out of the European football positions in the table and has them just three points ahead of Liverpool.

The Red Devils were beaten 2-1 by FC Midtjylland in the first leg of their matchup in the last round, but promptly throttled the Danish side 5-1 in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford.

Liverpool was not exactly exempt for a bit a scare either. The Reds drew 0-0 with Augsburg in the first leg and managed a 1-0 victory in the second leg to ensure that they advance to the Round of 16.

United is still without a slew of players like Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young, and youngster Jesse Lindgard will miss out here due to suspension.

These two clubs certainly despise one another, but It’s been a one-sided affair in recent matchups. Manchester United has won four-straight meetings with Liverpool in all competitions heading into Thursday’s meeting.