Manchester united will continue their premier league title pursuit as they travel to Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon to take on Everton who has been performing well above expectations this season.
The Red Devils have lost in their last three games at Goodison Park and the Toffees have kept a clean sheet proving themselves to be a hard nut to crack at home. Everton’s head coach Roberto Martinez is determined to extend the winning run when he go up against Manchester United once again at his own backyard.
Manchester United are coming on a back of a disappointing 3-0 thrashing from the hands of Arsenal; falling to their first league defeat against the Gunners in 8 matches. After eight games, the Red Devils are number three in the Premier League table and just two points below the league leaders Manchester City.
Everton had put in some strong performances this season and have already faced the four tough teams this season – ‘Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool’. They have managed to beat Chelsea and grab 2 draws and lost to City.
Everton are on seven match unbeaten run since the 2-0 home defeat from Manchester City in August. They have won 3 out of their last 5 matches are drawn two.
Evethough not very consistent at time, they have managed to lift their game up when coming against tough oppositions.
Manchester United were on a fine run before the disappointing show against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. They had won 4 on a throat before that game and were looking like serious title contenders.
The last 5 matches have shown that the United team are no goal shy even though their main man Rooney is not at the best of his form. The likes of Mata and new kid on the block Martial have all stepped up to fill the void.
Everton vs Manchester United – Head to Head
Everton have a healthy head to head result against Manchester United in recent times after winning in 3 of the last 5 encounters. The last encounter Goodison Park ended 3-0 in favour of Everton, with McCarthy, Stones and Mirallas getting on the score sheet.
In the last 18 premier league matches between the two sides, 11 goals has been scored in the last ten minutes, Don’t conclude this game early.
Manchester United will be looking for revenge and improve their record against the Mersey side blues who have only lost 2 games so far this season and are just two points below the top four in the premier league table.
Everton on their own part have won their last three home games with United and have kept clean sheet in each of the games and are given a boost with the return of Ross Barkley and John Stones.