Once again punters must don the deerstalker and confront The Mystery of the Ferguson Curse.
Exactly what is going to do Manchester United in this week? Their misfiring frontline, that flappy rearguard, the marshmallow middle?
Professor Plum in the scullery with the Remington Fuzz Away?
No one knows. It’s a five-pipe problem. Even Coleen Rooney, the Spray-tan Sherlock, has had to retreat to her ‘mind palace’ in Alderly Edge for a lie down.
Liverpool are 4/6 to break their Old Trafford jinx (4.30pm). That looks suspiciously thin.
History shouts for the DRAW – five in the last 10 meetings – and for UNDER 2.5 goals (seven from 10).
United are W10 D8 L4 at home against the Big Six in recent PL seasons while Liverpool’s Big Six away stats are W6 D9 L6.
Take the 11/10 (Coral, BetVic) UNDER 2.5 goals – with Europe looming, any ‘early closing’ vibe is on our side too.
Worldie hunters want ‘no goalscorer’ at 11/1 (Bet365) .
Team news is murky, but at least we know for sure Paul Pogba won’t be on…