Manchester United host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday aiming to put a disappointing start to the new season behind them.
United head into the weekend in the bottom half of the table after winning just two of their first eight matches.
The face a Liverpool side that have picked up 24 points from eight games to power eight points clear at the top of the standings. Read on as we preview this weekend’s big clash.
Injuries hit United’s preparations
United have been beset by injuries this season and hopes that there was light at the end of the tunnel have been cruelly shot down this week.
Goalkeeper David de Gea is out of the game after picking up an injury on international duty, while Paul Pogba is still not ready to return.
However, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial may come back into contention for a game United cannot afford to lose.
A defeat this weekend would crank up the pressure on Solskjaer and leave United with a mountain to climb if they’re to challenge for the top four.
Liverpool out to add to United’s woes
Liverpool are odds-on to win at Old Trafford and there will be many punters using the full list of bet365 bonus codes to back them to do just that.
The Reds could welcome back goalkeeper Alisson into their starting line-up after his return to training earlier this week.
Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah are also expected to be fit, leaving Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp with no other major injury concerns.
Liverpool have been in fine form this season and will undoubtedly be out to add to United’s woes this weekend.
History on United’s side
While Liverpool have left United trailing in their wake in the league table, that dominance hasn’t transferred itself into results when the two sides have met.
United have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Liverpool and haven’t been beaten at home by their big rivals since 2014.
The Red Devils grabbed a goalless draw when the two last met at Old Trafford back in February, but were defeated 3-1 at Anfield earlier in the season.
Solkjaer’s side head into the game with a big point to prove and that could make them dangerous opponents for Liverpool.
Prediction: United are priced at 17/4 to win on Sunday and that looks too big against a Liverpool side who were fortunate to beat Leicester City in their last outing.