Manchester United v Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
October 24, 2018
Old Trafford - Premier League
Manchester United host Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, in a fixture that’s provided plenty of entertainment over the years. The Toffees are bringing a good run of form into this game, which is more than can be said for their hosts this weekend.
Everton have failed to win any of their last seven games against United. The Red Devils secured a 4-0 victory against the Toffees last season at Old Trafford, before winning 2-0 in the return later in the campaign. Everton’s last win away at United was a 1-0 success in 2013.
Jose Mourinho’s lengthening injury list contains the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini, although the latter could be in line for a return against his former club. Antonio Valencia is also nearing a return to action, although Diogo Dalot and Marcos Rojo are out.
Everton head to Manchester with a much cleaner bill of health. James McCarthy is working on his physical conditioning after injury and is set to miss this one, with Beni Baningime the only other likely absentee for Marco Silva’s side.
Manchester United v Everton Preview and Predictions
Manchester United’s stop/start season continued with a defeat at home to Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday night, although that was against one of the best sides in Europe. Everton are some way below that level, but the Toffees are looking for their fourth successive Premier League victory here.
Jose Mourinho pointed out the struggles of former Everton man Romelu Lukaku after the Belgian failed to fire once again in midweek. The striker hasn’t scored at Old Trafford since March, and United need their No 9 to get back to his best.
If he does, then United will look like good value for the win at 37/50. Everton meanwhile are priced at 9/2 to keep up their winning run, which they did with two goals in the last five minutes against Crystal Palace last weekend.
The Blues have only lost twice so far this season, and start this game a point ahead of their hosts in the Premier League table. With that in mind, Silva would probably be happy enough to take a point back to Merseyside, with the draw available at 29/10. Both matches between the sides in the 2016/17 season ended all square, so there could be some distance in that bet.
Lukaku to score first at 4/1
The Belgian has come under fire from many angles after his recent performances, but he’d love to answer his critics with the opening goal of the game here.
United to win and BTTS at 13/5
The Reds have been awful at the back this season, conceding 16 goals already, but they should have enough firepower to get the win on Sunday.