Liverpool vs Manchester United Prediction, 1/17/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Liverpool vs Manchester United
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Anfield in Liverpool, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Liverpool (-111) Manchester United (+225)
Sadio Mane and Liverpool (9-6-2, 2nd in the EPL) host Manchester United (11-3-3, 1st in the EPL) at Anfield on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Alisson for Liverpool and David de Gea for Manchester United. Manchester United are at at +225 while the Reds are at -111. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Liverpool faced off with Southampton in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 80.9% passes received percentage by connecting on 584 out of their 722 passing targets in their last outing. Liverpool attempted 17 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 13 of those tries for a rate of 76.5%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Liverpool finished the game at a 44.8% clip by landing 13 shots on target of 29 shots. Liverpool sports an average of 2.06 goals per 90 (35 total goals) and have accumulated 21 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Sadio Mane is a guy who should impact this matchup for Liverpool. He has totaled 55 assists while tallying 42 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Mane has been a starter in 260 contests during his career and he has earned 0.49 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Senegal has tallied 122 goals in 22,410 professional minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Mohamed Salah, the forward who is from Egypt. Salah has been on the field for 19,609 minutes in 220 career starts and has been handed 9 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 59 times in his career while scoring 132 total goals. He is averaging 0.61 G/90 during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Liverpool is Alisson. Alisson has played for 13,899 mins and has tallied 268 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.72 (85 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of .774. The goalie born in Brazil has had 349 shots tried against him in 156 starts. Alisson (102-32-22 record in his career) has recorded 73 shutouts, which gives him a 46.8% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Manchester United took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Burnley. Manchester United finished with a 30.0% successful dribble rate by converting 3 of the 10 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by converting 492 of the 566 attempted passes for a percentage of 86.9%. Manchester United had 7 shots tried out of 13 shots tried earning them a 53.8% rate in their last match. With 33 goals and 24 assists in all their matches, Manchester United is averaging 1.94 goals and 1.41 assists per 90 min.
Bruno Fernandes should provide a spark for Manchester United. He sports an average of 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 206 contests so far in his career. The midfielder from Portugal has totaled 18,138 minutes and has scored 77 goals. He has earned 47 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 56 times. You should also keep an eye on Marcus Rashford, the forward representing England. Rashford has earned himself 14 yellow card warnings in 10,797 minutes played (117 starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.43. He has totaled 51 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 26 different times.
David de Gea will be looking after the net for Manchester United. So far in his career, de Gea has given up 416 goals while tallying 1,091 saves in 385 starts. He has surrendered 1.08 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 208-87-90. He sports a save percentage of .732 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 34.5%. de Gea has accumulated 133 clean sheets while he has seen 1,487 shots against him in 34,588 career mins.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Liverpool (-111)
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