Liverpool host Manchester United at Anfield today, in what could well be a tight and turgid affair, which in my view could bring the Over/Under 1.5 Goals Betting market into play.
Anybody that has followed Jose Mourinho’s career in any small way knows full well that in big matches like this one, the priority of the Portuguese is generally not to lose.
If you do think Mourinho will park the proverbial bus and get a draw, it is currently 23/10 with William Hill. A Liverpool win is 17/10, and a Man Utd win is 7/4.
There is a couple of occasions in the past where Mourinho tried to go toe-to-toe with attack minded teams, and came spectacularly unstuck, most notably away at Tottenham with Chelsea with a 5-3 defeat back in January 2015, and the real stinger was the 5-0 thrashing Mourinho’s Real Madrid side took off Barcelona, back in November 2010. El Clasico was always very different under Mourinho after that night!
With Liverpool being very attack minded, and remembering how Mourinho stifled them in the corresponding fixture last season, I don’t see this year’s match being any different.
This match has all the hallmarks of low scoring tense match, with the odd goal being the difference, or maybe even a goalless, or 1-1 draw.
Over 1.5 Goals is 3/10, which I don’t see as great value, with Under 1.5 goals at 12/5. If you think it might be a more open match with goals and fancy a bet on the Over/Under 2.5 Goals market, then Overs is 19/20, with Unders at 4/5.