Everton vs Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Everton vs Manchester United in Premier League.
Everton vs Manchester United Match Preview
Everton suffered their first defeat under Sam Allardyce stewardship last weekend, but will have a chance for a quick bounce back when they host a woefully out-of-form Manchester United side. This Everton vs Manchester United Premier League fixture will be played at the Goodison Park on Monday, January 1, so check out our match preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
When ‘Big Sam’ arrived at the Goodison Park, the Toffees were in grave danger of being pulled into the relegation zone. However, things have improved so much, that Everton have since, climbed into the top-half. The 2-1 loss at Bournemouth was their only defeat in the last nine matches (W5, D3, L1) in all competitions. The hosts are currently ninth in the Premier League after 21 games (27pts, W7, D6, L8). They are seven points off the seventh-placed Burnley, and that is where they want to be! Allardyce hasn’t won any of his previous 11 matches against Jose Mourinho side, losing on eight occasions. He wouldn’t get a more vulnerable Mourinho team than this, which means a great chance to pick up a first-ever win in this Everton vs Manchester United fixture!
The Red Devils were in the title race at the start of this month, but things went rapidly downhill from there. They are currently third in the league table after 21 games (44pts, W13, D5, L3) and a whopping 14 points behind Manchester City, who have a game in hand. There won’t be any supporter who’s dreaming of a Premier League title now, and the immediate concern would be to cement their place in the top three. Chelsea are a point ahead while the free-scoring Liverpool are breathing down their neck only three points behind. If the sulking Mourinho doesn’t stop his rant and find a way to stop the rut, United may soon find themselves sliding down! For the record, they have now failed to win four matches in a row in all competitions (D3, L1) for the first time since April.
Everton vs Manchester United H2H
United have dominated Everton and are unbeaten in their previous six Everton vs Manchester United encounters (W4, D2). The last time Everton defeated United at the Goodison Park was in 2015.
Everton vs Manchester United Team News
Everton will miss the services of their regular absentees – Funes Mori and Seamus Coleman. Ashley Williams and Tom Davies should be pushing for starts.
For Manchester United, both Romelu Lukaku (head injury) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (hamstring) are out of contention. Marcus Rojo should be back after serving a one-match suspension.
Everton vs Manchester United Probable Line-ups
Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Keane, Williams, Martina, Gueye, Bolaise, Rooney, Davies, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin.
Manchester United: De Gea, Young, Jones, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Martial.
Everton vs Manchester United Predictions
Mourinho’s side is looking vulnerable at the moment, and is a far cry from the solid defensive unit that it was, at the start of December. Injuries and poor form have taken a toll, and the Red Devils look clueless right now. It may not be easy for the Toffees to win the match, but do not be surprised if there is a fourth consecutive draw for the Red Devils.