FM Preview: Liverpool v Manchester United 23 Sep 2012

Last updated : 22 September 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Liverpool v Manchester United fixture

Manchester United face a trip to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 85 games played, Red Devils have recorded 23 wins, and Liverpool have come away with 42 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Anfield was less than a year ago, in January 2012, the Reds carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 11 Feb Man. Utd. 2 - 1 Liverpool Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 28 Jan Liverpool 2 - 1 Man. Utd. F.A. Cup
2011/2012 Sat 15 Oct Liverpool 1 - 1 Man. Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 06 Mar Liverpool 3 - 1 Man. Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Sun 09 Jan Man. Utd. 1 - 0 Liverpool F.A. Cup
2010/2011 Sun 19 Sep Man. Utd. 3 - 2 Liverpool Premier League
2009/2010 Sun 21 Mar Man. Utd. 2 - 1 Liverpool Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Liverpool are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Reds in those games, with 7 conceded.

Manchester United have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Red Devils's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 6 goals for and 5 against.

Liverpool are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 2 points from 4 matches.

Manchester United's total of 9 points from their 4 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Liverpool 6 2 3 1 10 9 9
Manchester United 6 5 0 1 12 5 15

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Manchester United are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Liverpool Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Manchester United 12 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.

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