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

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Premier League Manchester United v Everton

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Sunday, December 15, 2019


Old Trafford

Punter's Pick

Manchester United start this game as favourites after their back to back wins against Tottenham and Manchester City. However the odds still offer value and the Red Devils should be backed to win at home. Bet365 are offering 4/5 which we feel represents good value. We also like the corners market which has priced over 10 corners at evens. This has materialised in their last three games, which all delivered 12 corners.

Manchester United welcome Everton to Old Trafford with both sides coming off respective wins last time out. Each side will admit that they have had disappointing seasons thus far but recent improvements have sparked enthusiasm amongst fans and this could turn out to be an entertaining encounter between two of the Premier League’s big guns.

Manchester United come into this game unbeaten in their last five league matches and have won their last three in all competitions. Despite a crippling injury list to key players this season, the team has shown huge improvements in recent weeks which has culminated in two huge wins. A 2-1 home win over Tottenham courtesy of a Marcus Rashford brace was followed by their best performance this term when they beat rivals Manchester City away. A stunning first half display of counter-attacking football was rewarded as United went two goals up through a Marcus Rashford penalty and Anthony Martial strike. The Red Devils showed the other side of their game when they had to become resolute in the face of sustained City pressure and despite conceding a late goal held on for a famous victory. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have been particularly happy with their shape and the threat they carried throughout the game despite City having almost 72% possession. The team will now be looking to kick on and with players returning from injury, will be confident of mounting a challenge for the top four.

Everton are also confident coming into this game having beaten Chelsea 3-1 last time out. It has been a tumultuous time of late, with the team losing three on the bounce to Norwich, Leicester and Liverpool, resulting in the sacking of Marco Silva. The manner of the defeats was the most concerning as the team rolled over against city rivals Liverpool but the introduction of club legend Duncan Ferguson as temporary manager galvanised the team. Their performance against Chelsea was a real shock as they came out of the blocks quickly and harassed the opposition throughout, leading to an early goal for Richarlison. Dominic Calvert-Lewin seemed to be the most rejuvenated as he bullied the Chelsea defence throughout the game and was rewarded with two goals of his own. Ferguson will be hoping his side can continue to build on that performance and pull further away from the relegation zone.

In team news Manchester United will be without Jesse Lingard who sustained a muscle injury in the derby win over Manchester City. Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly and Tim Fosu-Mensah are still missing but are expected to resume full training next week and should feature before the turn of the year.

Everton could welcome back Seamus Coleman who has been struggling with a rib injury in recent weeks. However fellow full-back Lucas Digne could miss out with a groin injury.Theo Walcott and Fabian Delph are also struggling to make the matchday squad with defender Yerry Mina being given a late fitness test to see if he has overcome a hamstring complaint.

Historically, Manchester United have dominated this fixture but both teams took a share of the spoils last season showing that there isn’t much between the two. United won the first game 2-1 at Old Trafford courtesy of goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial. Everton got their revenge in a thumping 4-0 win with Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurddson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott all scoring.

Punter's Pick

Manchester United start this game as favourites after their back to back wins against Tottenham and Manchester City. However the odds still offer value and the Red Devils should be backed to win at home. Bet365 are offering 4/5 which we feel represents good value. We also like the corners market which has priced over 10 corners at evens. This has materialised in their last three games, which all delivered 12 corners.

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