Everton vs Manchester United
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 1 January 2018
Kick-Off: 17:30 UK
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
Everton’s run of seven straight games without a defeat in the Premier League came to a disappointing end on Saturday when they fell 2-1 to AFC Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium. Bouncing back against the league’s heavyweight Manchester United will be quite a challenging task for Sam Allardyce and his men, but given the Red Devils’ form as of late, making an upset is all but a mission impossible at this point.
The match will be particularly interesting for Wayne Rooney and his match-up with former teammates. Rooney has been enjoying a fine form at Goodison since he already has ten goals to his name which makes him Everton’s main threat in the final third. Rooney came on as a substitute in the mentioned defeat to the Cherries and we believe he will be well rested for the clash with his former team on Monday.
Jose Mourinho will be desperate to see his men keeping things tight at the back at Goodison since the Red devils have been fairly easy to break down lately. United conceded two goals in each of last three matches. The poor streak started with the shocking League Cup elimination to the Championship outfit Bristol City at Ashton Gate Stadium (2-1), while United went on to play consecutive 2-2 draws with the likes of Leicester City and Burnley in the Premier League.
Romelu Lukaku also has ten goals to his name, but it’s Jesse Lingard who is the player with the best form in Man’s squad at this stage. Lingard bagged a brace after coming on from bench in the mentioned 2-2 draw with Burnley at Old Trafford.
Everton vs Manchester United: Predictions
Neither of the two managers can be thrilled with their teams’ most recent defensive displays. The Toffees allowed two goals against a relegation-threatened side two days ago, while Man Utd conceded two goals in three straight matches in all competitions.
The bookies are quite generous offering the BTTS pick at the odds of 2.05, while you can also try with Everton or Draw at the sky-high 2.25 odds.
Everton vs Manchester United: Bet Tips
- BTTS 2.05
- Everton or Draw Double Chance 2.25
Everton vs Manchester United: Head-to-head
Manchester United have been much more successful overall, but it’s Everton who lead the H2H tie at Goodison by ten wins ahead of 89th meeting with the Red Devils there.
The Toffees will be hoping to fix the poor impression they had leaven earlier on when they were trashed 4-0 away at Old Trafford.
Everton are winless in last even ties with the Red Devils.