Everton v Manchester United Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Manchester United v Everton

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Sunday, April 21, 2019


Goodison Park

Punter's Pick

Although United start the game as favourites, this is a difficult fixture to pick a winner in. Everton have fared well against the big sides recently beating Chelsea and Arsenal in quick succession. However given United’s form against them over the years and their desperation in seeking a top four finish, picking United at 27/20 with Bet365 may still be the value bet. Backing over 10 corners at 11/10 also seems like good value given this fixture has produced 12 corners in each of the last two encounters.

Everton welcome Manchester United to Goodison Park with both teams struggling for form and play the free-flowing football that has characterised both managers. There is still much to play for in the league as Everton vie for a top half finish and with United still able to qualify for the Champions League, this game is a crucial encounter for both.

Everton’s form had been patchy for a while but they managed to string together three wins in a row including a notable 2-0 victory over Chelsea and a 1-0 home victory over Arsenal. However the inconsistencies that have plagued them all season were again exposed when they lost 1-0 to Fulham – a team already confirmed for relegation next season. Although Marco Silva may have earned the right for another season at the helm, he will need to be swift in identifying key areas of recruitment as well as keeping those that have performed well this season.

Manchester United’s honeymoon period with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be over as the realities of squad quality and depth hit home. The Red Devils experienced a dramatic turnaround in fortunes when the Norwegian took over at the helm, going undefeated in their first 11 games in all competitions. But since being given the job, United’s recent form has seen them lose five out of their last seven games. This started with a 2-0 loss away to Arsenal followed by back to back defeats by Wolves in both the FA Cup and Premier League. Any illusions of being able to compete with Europe’s elite were shattered when Barcelona won 1-0 at Old Trafford and then 3-0 at the Camp Nou through a Messi brace and Philippe Coutinho stunner. United however are still in the hunt for a top four finish which is crucial for hem commercially, as well as being able to attract top talent to the club for next season.

In team news, Everton enter this game without Portuguese playmaker Andre Gomes, who has been handed a retrospective ban after his challenge on Fulham’s Aleksandr Mitrovic. Tom Davies and Morgan Schneiderlin are both in contention to replace him with Yerry Mina again ruled out with injury.

Manchester United may look to make some changes from their midweek loss to Barcelona with Nemanja Matic and Alexis Sanchez both in contention for this game. However Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly are ruled out through injury alongside long-term absentee Antonio Valencia. Luke Shaw is suspended having picked up 10 yellow cards over the season.

In recent times, Manchester United have had the better of this fixture with The Red Devils not losing to the Toffees for the past three years. Everton last won 3-0 back in April 2015, with United winning six and drawing two since then. The reverse fixture saw Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial both score in a 2-1 win at Old Trafford and they will be in confident mood going in to this game.

Punter's Pick

Although United start the game as favourites, this is a difficult fixture to pick a winner in. Everton have fared well against the big sides recently beating Chelsea and Arsenal in quick succession. However given United’s form against them over the years and their desperation in seeking a top four finish, picking United at 27/20 with Bet365 may still be the value bet. Backing over 10 corners at 11/10 also seems like good value given this fixture has produced 12 corners in each of the last two encounters.

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