Wembley will be lively and entertaining on Saturday evening when it plays host to FA Cup Semi final game between Manchester United and Everton.
Everton, After losing 4:0 to their local rivals Liverpool in a Mersey side Derby and going games without a win, they will be coming into this game with a low morale that may hinder their progress to the FA Cup final, which is their only hope of a Silverware this season, with their Manager being under heavy Pressure of late, he will be hoping for a win in this game to at least get the fans off his back for a while.
The Red Devils enter this game in high spirit after the win against Crystal Palace at home and are also going into the match on a three match winning streak. Adding to that, they have beaten Everton at home five games ago, they will be hoping for a repeat of that.
- Everton are in a very poor state, they have failed to win in their last games in all competitions, losing 3 and drew 3.
- Looking at Everton’s FA Cup ride, they have won their last 4 games, and have also kept a clean sheet in their last 4 games.
- Manchester United is on a smooth ride, they have won 5 of their last 6 games in all competitions.
- Manchester United has also kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 6 games.
Everton: Team News
Funes Mori will start his ban with this game after being shown a straight red card for his fierce tackle on Divok Origi in the mid-week Premier League match against Liverpool.
Gareth Barry and John Stones are slight doubts but could feature if found fit in time.
Everton: Predicted Line up (4-3-2-1)
Baines, Besic, Stones, Oviedo
Cleverly, Barkley, Lennon
Manchester United: Team News
Louis Van Gaal can now afford to pick his strongest 11 as his injury woes have lightened up. He is expected to repeat the 4-1-4-1 formation again to accommodate Rooney and Mata in the middle while Valencia continues at the right back position.
Manchester United: predicted Line Up (4-1-4-1)
Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Fosu-Mensah
Lingard, Mata, Rooney, Martial
Everton vs Manchester United: Head-To-Head stats
Both teams have played a lot of games together (172) with United have a greater number of victories 78 compared to Everton’s 54.
Their recent Meetings have not been one sided as both teams have won 3 games each in their last 6 games, with the Red Devils wining the last two games irrespective of the playing ground.
Everton vs Manchester United: Prediction
Games being played on neutral ground are hard to predict, but with United’s recent good form and the ease on their injury list, they are strong favourites to come out as winners from Saturday’s FA Cup tie.
Also judging by their last meeting and considering Manchester United’s good defensive record this season; the game will see less number of goals.
- Best bets: under 2.5 goals / Double Chance – United to win or draw.
- Risky Bet: Rashford to Score.