Everton v Man United Match Preview : United To Win?


Manchester United travel to Goodison Park to face Everton in an afternoon Premier League fixture without their suspended skipper Wayne Rooney
Team news

United will be without skipper Wayne Rooney who is suspended for the match after picking up a yellow card for dissent in their 4-1 thumping of West Ham. Luke Shaw who picked up a knock in the same fixture while Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly are still unavailable for United. Available for the Red Devils will be Paul Pogba and former Evertonian Marouane Fellaini who both missed the West Ham fixture due to suspension. Everton who are in wretched form having won just once in their last five matches. Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy are both doubtful for the game but have trained with the team and are in contention to play some part on Sunday.
What do the stats say?

Statistically, Everton look to be second best on all fronts in this one. The Toffees have lost four of their last five meetings with United and have only won one of their last nine matches in all competitions. Everton have also found scoring difficult of late and Romelu Lukaku’s record against United doesn’t bode well for the men in blue. Lukaku has played six times against United in the league and has never scored which United will hope is a record they can extend.
Everton v Man United odds and thoughts

Man United have the more favorable chance of winning this one according to our betting odds with 2.12 odds in comparison to Evertons 3.62. Choosing a draw would fetch you odds of 3.43 which is a plausible outcome considering the history between these two clubs. Everton have historically given United a tough time and it is expected that this encounter to be a low scoring affair. The stats and recent form are weighted against Everton and they will need to up their game against a forever improving Manchester United side. Our pick, United to win it but it will be tight.

Published: 12/02/2016