Everton will look to get their season back on track at the expense of a wounded Manchester United when the side clash at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The Toffees are winless in three Premier League games, losing their last two, but will welcome a return to Goodison Park, where they are unbeaten this season.
United’s league campaign has yet to get going after six games and although they have won both away league matches this season, fatigue from the midweek trip to Turkey for Champions League action could be a big factor in this lunchtime kick-off.
Everton vs Manchester United predictions
Manchester United hit a new low with their Champions League defeat by Istanbul Basaksehir, while Everton will have some star players returning who can help get them out of their rut. Both sides have lost their last two games, but we are backing the Toffees to come away with the three points. Scroll down for our betting tips and BoyleSports’ incredible welcome offer that can be used on the game.
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Everton vs Manchester United betting tips
Odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.
Toffees to get back on track
Everton set the pace in the opening weeks of the 2020-21 Premier League campaign, winning their first four games before sharing the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw with Liverpool.
However, they have lost their last two games, away to Southampton and Newcastle United, and head into the weekend fourth behind their Merseyside rivals.
Carlo Ancelotti was without several key players for those two defeats, with Richarlison and Lucas Digne suspended, while James Rodriguez and Seamus Coleman have been sidelined with injuries.
A return to Goodison Park could be just the tonic to get the Toffees back on track prior to the international break. Last season’s meetings with United were tight – both finished 1-1 – but Everton look good for the win given the poor form of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
The Red Devils have won just two of their opening six league games, collecting just one point from four home matches against London sides in Crystal Palace, Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal.
The trip to Turkey to face Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday could leave them tired ahead of the short hop to Merseyside and is worth factoring in when considering how this game could play out.
Tip: Everton to win @ 19/10 with BoyleSports
Goals expected at Goodison
Both clubs have struggled defensively this season and backing over 3.5 goals to be scored in this game looks the way to go.
Everton have only kept one clean sheet in seven Premier League fixtures – the 1-0 win away to Spurs on the opening weekend – and Ancelotti made the bold decision to drop keeper Jordan Pickford for the trip to Newcastle last weekend. United have played one league game fewer than most in 2020-21 but only four clubs have shipped more goals.
Each of Everton’s three home games this term has produced at least four goals, and a 3.5 goals bet would have landed in both of United’s away league outings.
Tip: Over 3.5 goals @ 9/5 with BoyleSports
Get behind the spot-kick
Since the introduction of VAR at the start of last season, there has been a rise in the number of penalties awarded in the Premier League.
It’s always worth considering backing a spot-kick to be given and even more so when Manchester United are involved.
The Red Devils have played six times away from home across all competitions this season and they have won four penalties in those matches.
Tip: A penalty in the match – Yes @ 7/5 with BoyleSports
Everton vs Manchester United odds
Everton are 19/10 for a home win but their recent form has persuaded the bookies to go with Manchester United as the 11/8 favourites despite their own loss of form. The draw is priced at 12/5. Click on the odds below to claim BoyleSports’ excellent football welcome offer.
Everton team news
Everton are boosted by the news that Rodriguez could return to the squad following a minor knock while Lucas Digne is definitely available after his three-match ban was reduced to one. Robin Olsen replaced Jordan Pickford in goal last time out but the England keeper is expected to return for the visit of United. Mason Holgate, Jean-Philipe Gbamin, Ben Godfrey and Seamus Coleman are all doubts.
Everton predicted line-up (4-3-3): Pickford; Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne; Doucoure, Allan, Sigurdsson; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi.
Manchester United team news
Mason Greenwood was on the bench in midweek but is likely to start in a front four that will have Anthony Martial leading the line after he served a domestic three-game ban. Victor Lindelof should return to partner Harry Maguire in central defence with Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka at left and right-back. Paul Pogba is expected to miss out on a starting spot again with Scott McTominay and Fred in defensive midfield.
Manchester United predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.
Last five results
1 Nov PL Newcastle 2 Everton 1 L
25 Oct PL Southampton 2 Everton 0 L
17 Oct PL Everton 2 Liverpool 2 D
3 Oct PL Everton 4 Brighton 2 W
30 Sep LC Everton 4 West Ham 1 W
4 Nov CL Basaksehir 2 Man Utd 1 L
1 Nov PL Man Utd 0 Arsenal 1 L
28 Oct CL Man Utd 5 RB Leipzig 0 W
24 Oct PL Man Utd 0 Chelsea 0 D
20 Oct CL PSG 1 Man Utd 2 W
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