TAB Betting Blog: Liverpool to down Utd, Seahawks too good for Ravens

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Man United only have a 'puncher's chance' to beat Liverpool (1:31)

Steve Nicol says the fans at Old Trafford have to inspire Manchester United to have a chance vs. Liverpool. (1:31)

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EPL Round 9 - Manchester United v Liverpool (Monday 2:30am AEDT)

Can things get any worse for Manchester United this season?

Well, in the early hours of Monday morning, the answer could be an emphatic "Yes!" after the visit of Liverpool to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are off to their worst start ever to a Premier League season while Liverpool are eyeing off the best start ever by a team in 14 years.

When you consider that United will be without two of their key players in goalkeeper David De Gea, who has been the scourge of Liverpool in recent years, and Paul Pogba, then they are really up against it.

They have been disjointed, looked dispirited and are coming off a shock 1-nil loss to Newcastle United a fortnight back. Now, they face the unbeaten Liverpool who could equal the Chelsea side of 2004/2005 with nine straight wins to start a campaign.

On paper and everything I have seen; I just cannot come for United at the moment even though they always lift against Liverpool. They aren't creating enough chances to score and ultimately that has counted against them big time in the opening eight rounds of the season.

I'm having a crack at the 2-nil scoreline for Liverpool because in two of their past three visits to United, they have only managed two goals, mainly because of De Gea's heroics. He isn't here this time and that should pave the way for the lethal front three of Liverpool to find the back of the net a few times.

Tip Liverpool to win 2-nil over Manchester United at $8.50

NFL Week 7 - Seattle Seahawks v Baltimore Ravens (Monday 7:25am AEDT)

The Seattle Seahawks have enjoyed a tremendous start to this season, and they will be aiming to stretch their winning streak to four games when they entertain the Baltimore Ravens at CenturyLink Field on Monday morning.

The Seahawks currently have a 5-1 win-loss record after they held off the Cleveland Browns 32-28 away from home last week. Quarterback Russell Wilson is playing at an MVP-type level with 14 touchdowns and no interceptions through the first six games. Wilson has also managed to rush for three touchdowns while completing almost 73 percent of his passes.

The Ravens travel to the Emerald City with a 4-2 record. After suffering consecutive losses to the Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns, Baltimore has responded with wins away to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals.

However, the Steelers and Bengals are nowhere near the class of the Seahawks, and the only time the Ravens have played a team with a positive win-loss record this season, they fell to the Chiefs in Week 3.

CenturyLink Field is a notoriously difficult venue to play in, and the Seahawks are playing too well to tip against, particularly versus a side that hasn't proven themselves against quality teams yet.

Tip The Seattle Seahawks to account for the Baltimore Ravens at $1.55