Latest Paddy Power Bookmaker Betting Odds: Liverpool 8/5, draw 23/10, Man Utd 7/4
With Premier League action on hiatus until Tuesday, this weekend brings us a bounty of high octane FA Cup 4th round action including the promising match of Liverpool vs Manchester United as there are Paddy Power free bets to pick up on the game.
This fixture never calls for explanation over its importance for each side and is a heated rivalry that more often than not, yields exciting results.
Liverpool’s are undergoing a weird stretch of form recently that has seen them drop points against the likes of Bolton, Stoke City and Blackburn over the past month but then go and beat Manchester City to gain a spot in the Carling Cup final.
It’s this kind of inconsistency that makes the matchup certain to be a good one however as Manchester United have recently recovered from winter defeats against Blackburn and Newcastle to put more pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City.
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The bookmakers hold a similar standpoint of balance also with both sides valued at near identical odds by PaddyPower despite Liverpool’s home advantage.
A home win has odds of 8/5 while the price of Manchester United advancing from a normal time victory is 7/4, making the fixture a tempting one for betting.
While this match is usually a tight encounter, one wouldn’t be blamed for taking PaddyPower up on their offer of 11/4 odds for Manchester United to score in both halves, with the Red Devils looking better going forward this campaign.
The absence of Luis Suarez will undoubtedly be a factor on Saturday and Craig Bellamy will be Liverpool’s most threatening point of attack.
PaddyPower yield returns of £95 from a £10 bet for Rooney and Bellamy to score during the game and with both being the main offensive outlets for their sides, the 17/2 odds look promising.
Also, as a foul or two are known to have taken place in the English thrillers, penalties are a definite risk and you can see odds of 3/1 for a penalty to be scored at any time, also on PaddyPower.