Liverpool – Manchester United: prediction for the match of the championship of England
The match between Liverpool and Manchester United on December 16, 2018 will be the central one in the 17th round of the English Premier League. The starting whistle at the Anfield stadium will sound at 19:00 Moscow time.Liverpool “Reds” finally got their way, and topped the standings of the English championship. First of all, due to the losses of the main competitor, City lost their match, but you should not forget about the merits of Liverpool, because Klopp’s wards are the only team that has not yet lost this season. The Liverpool team extended their unbeaten run in the match of the previous round, when they visited Bournemouth. The Merseysiders did not need a lot of time to warm up, thanks to which they quickly seized the advantage and were the first to create chances. It did not take much time and in order to open the scoring in the match, Mohamed Salah opened the scoring in the 25th minute, the Egyptian was the first to finish off after a long-range shot by Firmino. Salah’s advantage over rivals was noticeable even after the break, Liverpool’s second goal was the striker’s technical skill, Salah dealt with three defenders and rolled the ball into the far corner – 0:2 in the 48th minute. On the double, the Egyptian was not going to stop and confidently went to a hat-trick, but before the third goal of Salah, another important episode happened, in the 68th minute Steve Cook scored an own goal, the player scored beautifully with his heel, though in the wrong goal. The author of the first goal put an end to the match, Salah again demonstrated his technique, this time removing even the goalkeeper – 0:4 in the 77th minute. The Reds won confidently and are approaching the Liverpool-Manchester United match in a great mood. Manchester United The Red Devils, after four matches without a win, managed to take three points in the home game against Fulham in the previous round. The hosts were clearly annoyed, because there was nothing left of Fulham in the first half of the match. Ashley Young opened the scoring in the 13th minute, the midfielder himself went down the flank and moved to the center, and then shot right into the far corner. The second goal of the Reds did not have to wait long, Marcus Rashford shot at Juan Mata, and the Spaniard had only to close his pass – 2:0 in the 28th minute. United went into the break with a three-goal lead, Lukaku was the first to receive after Mata’s cross, the Belgian set the score at 3-0 and sent the teams to the break. In the second half, the situation changed little, the Mancunians continued their dominance and approached victory with each attack. Camara tried to slightly improve the mood of Fulham, the striker converted a penalty in the 67th minute. Guests played one ball, but the last word was still for United. The final score was set by Marcus Rashford, the striker unexpectedly fired from the corner of the penalty area and added a goal scored to two assists – 4:1 in the 82nd minute. The Red Devils won and moved up to sixth place, although the lead of Arsenal, which goes one position higher, is as much as eight points. To close the gap with the “Gunners” is possible thanks to the victory in the match Liverpool – Manchester United. Odds for the match Liverpool – Manchester United December 16, 2018 It was not difficult for bookmakers from Pari-Match to name the favorite of the upcoming game – this is Liverpool. Odds for the match Liverpool – Manchester United: Liverpool win – 1.59; Draw – 4.30; Manchester United win – 5.80. Liverpool – Manchester United: prediction for the match The hosts are now playing at a high level, to which United is still very far away. Forecast for the match Liverpool – Manchester United: Liverpool will score in both halves, odds – 2.35.