It’s another busy weekend of Premier League Football coming up this weekend, with matches on Saturday, Sunday and Monday involving all 20 teams. This set of fixtures is sandwiched in between Champions League and Europa League games involving six Premier League teams and which could see each of them make the quarterfinals in their respective competition.

As such, it will be interesting to see which managers rotate their players around either during the European games (if the team are in a strong position) or perhaps during their league games at the weekend (if the team needs to be at full strength and fitness for their European tie).

There’s no doubt that the first game of the weekend is also the biggest with Manchester United welcoming Liverpool to Old Trafford in a match which pits second against third. Before we take a closer look at that game though, let’s take a look at all the Premier League fixtures coming up this weekend.

Premier League Fixtures – 10th to 12th March

Saturday 10th March (3pm kick off unless stated)

  • Manchester United v Liverpool (12.30)
  • West Brom v Leicester City
  • Huddersfield Town v Swansea City
  • West Ham Utd v Burnley
  • Everton v Brighton
  • Newcastle United v Southampton
  • Chelsea v Crystal Palace (5.30pm)

Sunday 11th March

  • Arsenal v Watford (1.30pm)
  • Bournemouth v Tottenham (4pm)

Monday 12th March

  • Stoke City v Manchester City (8pm)

Let’s begin though by taking a look at the game that will likely dominate the betting markets on Saturday.

Manchester United v Liverpool – Preview

  • Venue – Old Trafford
  • Kick Off Time – 12.30pm
  • Last Meeting – Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United (14th October 2017)
  • Head to Head Meetings – Man Utd Won – 87, Liverpool Won – 75, Drawn Games – 65
  • Form Book – Liverpool have won just two of their last 11 games against Manchester United (drawing four and losing five). United have not beaten Liverpool in any of the last five games between the teams in all competitions. (Drawn four, lost one.

Team News – Man Utd

United come into this game on the back of a fantastic win over Crystal Palace. 2-0 down in the second half, United staged a superb comeback to win 3-2 thanks to Nemanja Matic’s injury time strike from 25 yards. That victory ended a run of successive away defeats for United and means they come into this game still two points ahead of their opponents.

At Anfield, Jose Mourinho opted for a defensive formation and his spoiling tactics worked as United emerged from a game that Liverpool dominated, with a 0-0 draw. However with United having a strong record at Old Trafford, and the home crowd wanting to put one over on their closest rivals, it is going to be difficult for Mourinho to adopt a similar approach here.

I can’t see the Portuguese manager changing his team too much from Monday night’s win at Palace, although that win was only secured by a radical change of tactics. Some possible changes could be Bailly coming in for Lindelof, or perhaps Rashford or Mata for Lingaard if Mourinho wants to pack midfield, but I think he is likely to retain the flexible 4-3-3 he started with against Crystal Palace here.

Manchester United Probable XI – (4-3-3) – De Gea, Valencia, Young.A, Smalling, Bailly, Matic, McTominay, Pogba, Sanchez, Lukaku, Lingard

Team News – Liverpool

Liverpool produced a somewhat understated performance in their Champions League clash with FC Porto in midweek, drawing 0-0 at Anfield. In truth, the tie was already won from the first leg when the Reds cruised to a 5-0 victory and you got the feeling watching the game that Liverpool wanted to just get the match over with so they could focus on Saturday’s game with United.

Mo Salah and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain were one of several changes for this game with Van Dijk, Alexander Arnold and Robertson all rested also. Of those, I think only Oxlade-Chamberlain may be on the bench again on Saturday as Klopp gives his stars a bit of a rest before the game.

Liverpool have the second best away record in the Premier League although they have suffered some heavy defeats at rivals this season on the road (5-0 at Man City and 4-1 at Tottenham) and Jurgen Klopp will know that a win here will send a big signal to teams hoping to claim second spot in the table, as well as inflicting damage on United’s ambitions for second too.

Liverpool Probable XI – (4-3-3) – Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Van Dijk, Lovren, Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Salah

Our top bets for Manchester United v Liverpool

A game of this magnitude always sees plenty of betting interest in it and outlined below are some of the tips I will be backing for this game.

  • Manchester United to win and both teams to score – 15/4 with Coral

I think this will be a close one but I think home advantage is key here. United have a superb record at home and they have given everyone a game at Old Trafford this season. Liverpool I think will find the net here, but I am backing United’s stars to gain confidence from that win at Palace to secure a 2-1 win in front of their home support.

  • First Goalscorer Alexis Sanchez – 6/1 with Coral

The ex-Arsenal man hasn’t been in his best form since joining Manchester United from Arsenal in the January transfer window, but this is just the game where he could make himself a huge favourite with the home fans by netting a goal against their most fierce rivals. Sanchez has a habit of performing his best on the big stage and I’m tipping him to do so again here.

Other top Premier League tips

I’ve put together a neat little fourfold accumulator for fans of Coral Sports 4+ Acca Boost promotion. The four matches and the selected results for each of these games is outlined below.

  • West Brom v Leicester City – Away Win
  • Huddersfield v Swansea City – Home Win
  • Everton v Brighton – Draw
  • Newcastle v Southampton – Home Win

A £10 fourfold accumulator bet with Coral would offer you odds of 51.32/1 on this bet being successful which means that you would receive back £513.20 for a winning bet, plus you would also receive a free bet of £51.32 as part of the Coral 4+ Acca Boost promotion.