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Neville makes Man Utd v Liverpool prediction

Gary Neville has tipped Manchester United to beat arch rivals Liverpool when the two sides meet in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime.

Liverpool, and Mo Salah in particular, are in sensational form, and are hot on the heels of United in the race for second place in the Premier League.

Despite Man Utd having home advantage, there is very little to split between the two sides in the eyes of the bookmakers, with United the very slight favourites at 23/13 (1.73) while Liverpool are priced at 9/5 (1.8).

Former United captain Gary Neville agrees that his former club have the slight advantage, simply due to the game being at home, stating the differences between the sizes of the Old Trafford and Anfield pitches being an important factor:

“I always fancy United at home. With Liverpool, you have to get through that first half an hour, especially at Anfield, where they are a completely different proposition.

“I’ve always thought that for Liverpool away from home they struggled with the size of the pitch, despite them not being hugely different on paper.

“It’s a lot harder for United to play at Anfield and a lot harder for Liverpool to play at Old Trafford, so I fancy United to win.

Jose Mourinho has two big games in four days that will define the rest of the season – against Liverpool and Sevilla. How strong he goes in both remains to be seen.”

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