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Manchester United are flying high as they go into their English Premier League clash with north west rivals Everton on Saturday night.
There’s no time for ‘cloud nine’ references here but Tuesday’s record-busting, 9-0 thumping of nine-man Southampton has put some serious pep into the Red Devils’ EPL title charge.
A minor wobble had seen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side win just once in their previous three fixtures, allowing rivals Manchester City to usurp them at the summit.
But the kindly Norweigan was left beaming as his charges bolstered their position in second, three points shy of the enemy going into the weekend.
Caution is the watchword for veteran striker Edinson Cavani, who took a knock against the Saints, while out-in-the-cold Phil Jones remains on the sidelines as injury adds to insult.
Everton had secured the same four-point haul from their last three games before putting in a shift across the Pennines to see off Leeds on Wednesday.
It kept the Toffees right in the mix for European qualification alongside London trio Chelsea, Tottenham and, more curiously, West Ham.
Carlo Ancelotti should have Jordan Pickford available in goal providing he recovers from a minor rib injury, while James Rodriguez should come back into the starting side.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Allan and Niels Nkounjou are all ruled out by injury for the visitors.
Manchester United vs Everton: By the numbers
- Coming into this game, Manchester United has picked up 8 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 1.6 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in just 2 of those games. Manchester United has scored 4 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- Everton’s defence will have to be at their best today if they’re to stop Manchester United from scoring. The home side has scored in the last 4 games in front of their own fans. They have failed to score in 3 home matches this season.
- Manchester United has kept 3 clean sheets in the last 5 games, conceding 3 goals during this period. Overall this season, their defence has kept a clean sheet on 7 occasions.
- Manchester United will be looking to keep up the momentum today against Everton, having lost just 1 game from the last 5. They have won 2 and drawn 2
- Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Manchester United recently, with the side failing to score in 2 of the last 5 games. Will the manager change his tactics today, or throw in another forward?
- Just 2 of the last 5 games for Manchester United has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 2 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 13/21 games for Manchester United this season.
- Coming into this game, Everton has picked up 7 points from the last 5 games, both home and away. That’s 1.4 points per game on average. BTTS has landed in just 2 of those games. Everton has scored 4 times in the last 5 fixtures.
- Superb stuff from Everton away from home, where they are currently unbeaten in 5 games. Can they go another game without defeat?
- Scoring is not an issue for Everton when they play away from home. They have scored in the last 6 games they have played on the road. Can Manchester United stop this run?
- Things have not been going that well in front of goal for Everton recently, with the side failing to score in 2 of the last 5 games. Will the manager change his tactics today, or throw in another forward?
- Just 2 of the last 5 games for Everton has ended with both teams scoring. They have won 2 of those 5 games. Overall, BTTS has landed in 11/19 games for Everton this season.
Stats source: footystats.org
Manchester United vs Everton: Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Manchester United vs Everton: EPL starting XI prediction
Probable Manchester United Starting XI: David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Fred, Scott McTominay, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani.
Probable Everton Starting XI: Jordan Pickford, Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Alex Iwobi, James Rodriguez, Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin.