Manchester United vs Everton
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 28th October 2018
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
The Red Devils are coming into this home fixture after a 0-1 thrashing by Serie A giants (Juventus) in their Group stage matchup on Tuesday night. They have had inconsistencies in the last 4 EPL matches, winning once, drawing and losing once.
They came from behind to go against the odds to draw against the Blues in their last EPL matchup. This is a clear demonstration that Mourinho took advantage of the international break to address performance woes.
Notably, Mourinho did not make any substitution in their encounter against Juventus and still has the same injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s home fixture. Start of the week, Antonio Valencia returned into training and Mourinho will definitely engage him. Meanwhile, Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard are the injury concerns.
Everton is on a 3 unbeaten match streak which they may be out to safeguard at the Old Trafford. Even though this matchup may be difficult to get an outright win, they will strive to measure up to the home side.
Currently, they are 2 spots ahead of Manchester United with only a single point. They will probably want to widen the gap by getting at least a point from this matchup. Richarlison, Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott are most likely to start on the forward positions among the Starting XI. Moreover, Seamus Coleman and Idrissa Gueye have both recovered from injury and may start in this game.
Manchester United vs Everton: Head-to-Head
- The last h2h meeting, played in January, was won by Manchester with 2 goals to nil.
- The last 2 h2h meetings have been won by Manchester United.
- In the last 5 h2h meetings, Manchester has won twice while the rest 3 games ended in draws.
- 4 in the last 5 h2h meetings have ended in a draw.
Manchester United vs Everton: Prediction
It is evidently true that matches between Everton and United are usually hard-fought encounters. This game will not be any different. Even as a 3-way selection remains hard to predict, the Toffees remain the most viable to secure a win or at least a draw.
Both teams will strive to tear each other down in this matchup. None of the teams will easily give up losing in this one. I can foresee both teams employing a more defensive mode of play in this game and thus not more than 2 goals may be scored.
Manchester United vs Everton: Betting Tip
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).