Everton vs Manchester United Prediction
We should be in for a great game as Everton welcome Manchester United to Goodison Park. With both sides looking for a European place this season, what can we expect from this one? Let’s take a look at what the stats are saying for Sunday’s game.
Everton had been enjoying a good run of form before their defeat to Arsenal last time out. Everton had gone five games unbeaten, a run that included wins over Brighton, Watford and Crystal Palace, before that 3-2 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
That run had put the Toffees in amongst the European places in the Premier League table, but following the defeat to the Gunners, Everton have now slipped to 11th spot.
United are currently on a seven game unbeaten run in all competitions. Of their last ten matches, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have only endured defeat twice, picking up six wins.
United are currently in fifth spot in the Premier League table, but victory here could see them join Chelsea, who take up the last Champions League spot, on 44 points.
Everton v Manchester United Recent Meetings
United tends to have the upper hand in these meetings. Of the last ten games between the two sides, United have won five of them, with Everton winning just once.
The Toffees did win the last time these sides met at Goodison Park, though. A convincing 4-0 win last season saw goals from Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott ensuring all three points for Everton that day.
The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw. The game at Old Trafford in December saw a Victor Lindelof own goal but Everton ahead, before Mason Greenwood’s equaliser late in the second half.
Everton v Manchester United Stats & Analysis
Carlo Ancelotti will still be without Lucas Digne for the visit of Manchester United. The left back is missing with a muscle injury. This game might also come too soon for Theo Walcott, who is struggling with a knee injury, and Jean-Philippe Gbamin is likely to be out for another six weeks.
For United, Marcus Rashford is still out and there’s little news on the progress of Paul Pogba. Timothy Fosu-Mensah is still missing but we could see the return of Axel Tuanzebe for the trip to Goodison Park.
Everton have enjoyed decent results at home this season. Winning seven of their 13 games on home soil, the Toffees have only lost three league games at Goodison Park so far this season. They don’t tend to score many at home, though, with just 18 goals in those 13 matches.
United’s results on the road haven’t been particularly impressive. The win over Chelsea last time United travelled in the league was only their fourth win away from Old Trafford in the Premier League so far. Goals haven’t been easy to come by, either, with just 14 goals in their 13 away games.
Everton v Man United Best Bets
The odds are close for this one, but Everton head into the game as slight favourites. You can get odds of around 2.50 for the home win, with United priced at 2.80. The draw is at 3.30.
It’s difficult to separate the sides for this one. The price for the draw seems pretty attractive, but both sides are capable of finding the net. For the game to end in a draw but both teams to score, expect odds of around 4.33.
How about a Correct Score bet for this one? For the game to end 1-1, the result of the reverse fixture this season, odds of around 7.0 are available.