With just a handful of Premier League matches left on the schedule, Thursday’s Manchester United-Liverpool odds are mighty important, even if United’s quest for a Premiership championship came to an end earlier this week with a loss to Leicester City. While United might have anything left to play for, Liverpool certainly does, sitting just one point out of fifth place but with three teams just one point behind. BetRivers.com is proud to provide a wide variety of Manchester United-Liverpool odds, props, teasers, and daily specials.
Rob Dauster is here to preview the Manchester United-Liverpool odds and provide his Premier League picks for Thursday, May 13.
HOUSE SPECIALS: THURSDAY EPL BOOSTS
- Marcus Rashford to score a goal. Was +270. Now +325
- Everton & Liverpool both win. Now +512
MANCHESTER UNITED (20-10-5, 70pts) vs. LIVERPOOL (16-9-9, 57pts), 3:15 p.m. ET
Over 2.5: -177
Under 2.5: +140
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Manchester United saw their dreams of winning the Premier League come to an end on Tuesday, when they lost to Leicester City, 2-1, guaranteeing that the title trophy will reside on the blue side of Manchester for another year.
But it’s not like that result was a surprise. Thanks to United fans storming Old Trafford, this game’s May 2nd date was rescheduled, putting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in a position where they had to play four games in an eight-day span. This is the fourth game. Against Leicester, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Edison Cavani were dropped for the likes of Amad Diallo, Alex Telles and something called Anthony Elanga.
Put another way, United has nothing left to play for in the league. They needed one win in their final four matches to clinch second in the table. They have Champions League football locked up for next season. Solskjaer rotated his side so that he would have a chance to play a full-strength lineup against Liverpool, their most heated rivals, in a match that could end Liverpool’s hopes of returning to the Champions League.
Because that’s the real drama here. Liverpool have had a dreadful season by their lofty standards. Injuries have ruined their bid to repeat as Premier League champions, but despite their midseason slide, a recent run of form — despite dropping points to Newcastle and Leeds, Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches — has them in a position where they will likely finish top four if they can win their final four matches of the season. Here’s how things currently stand:
- Liverpool are on 57 points with four matches left to play. Win out, and they will finish the season with a very nice 69 points.
- West Ham are on 58 points with three matches left, meaning their maximum tally is 67 points.
- Chelsea and Leicester both have two matches remaining. They are on 64 and 66 points, respectively, but they play each other next Tuesday. Regardless of the result, the door will be left open for Liverpool to finish above one of the two; someone has to drop points.
And if the Reds can get past United, they finish the season with relegated West Brom, Burnley and Crystal Palace.
So I do think that Liverpool will be the winner here, but my concern here is the line. Taking the visitor’s to win against the second best team in the Premier League as favorites does not feel like the right play, so the line I like more here is the over. Liverpool’s defense has been leaky all year long. United will be without Harry Maguire. Combine that with the fact that Liverpool will be playing to win, and I like betting the over as well as the odds on both teams to score at (-200). At BetRivers.com right now, you can parlay those two bets at (-124), which is where I’ll be.