Man Utd vs Liverpool predicted by stats experts – Solskjaer to deny Reds 18th straight win | Football | Sport
United and the Reds will clash this afternoon at Old Trafford (4.30pm) in a match that could mark a major turning point in the Premier League.
The Red Devils could be handed a major boost after recent poor form whereas the Merseyside club’s eight-match winning streak could come to an end, according to the stats experts, who say it will end up 0-0.
That prediction is pretty similar to Charlie Nicholas’, but the Sky Sports pundit expects both teams to score in a 1-1 draw.
Nicholas is banking on United’s desire and expects them to make a major statement against the Premier League leaders.
The Arsenal legend said: “I think because of the desire from Man Utd, an average team at the moment, and given the chance to turn it on and knock Liverpool‘s chances of winning the league, they may well do that.
“Why does it take this for them to become motivated? If they draw do they take credit from that?
“As an Arsenal fan, this always used to be the game for them and was the one I was always intrigued by.
“It was always at Old Trafford where the great games were.
“Anfield was more atmospheric and vibrant, but this was always the test for Liverpool, as they have never won the Premier League.
“They have battered them on a few occasions and Man Utd still won the title, but this is do or die for United and a day of credibility for them to try and get a point, which I think they will do.
“They will scrap and sit in, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows that – they will not play expansively here.
“Man Utd will not want to get beat and walk away.
“This is a ‘parking the bus’ kind of game, in which they cannot take a risk.
“If they get beat and Liverpool embarrass them, then it could spell even more danger for Solskjaer.
“I feel Marcus Rashford will offer something here.”