Kick-off: 1400, 15/12/2019
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: Sky Sports
Manchester United will be buzzing from back-to-back Premier League wins over neighbours City and Tottenham, but Everton are also coming off a cracking victory.
The Toffees reacted to Marco Silva’s dismissal with an emotional triumph over Chelsea and will again have inspirational club stalwart Duncan Ferguson in charge.
We’re expecting an entertaining encounter at Old Trafford and 3/4 for both teams to score is our initial Man Utd vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United put in a near-perfect display of counter-attacking football in the first half of last weekend’s derby to lay the platform for a deserved success.
Marcus Rashford struck from the penalty spot and Anthony Martial’s snapshot doubled the advantage, as the Red Devils repeatedly threatened on the break.
City struggled to find a way through United’s resilient rearguard action after the interval, until Nicolas Otamendi pulled one back late on.
“It’s a big three points, it’s a special win, one for the fans, I’m really happy for them,” beamed Harry Maguire on MUTV.
“We just keep moving up that table and keep chipping away. The top four is in sight, but we just keep looking after our own results.
“Over the last month or so, I look at the forwards and think they’re going to score goals.
“At the start of the season, we didn’t really score more than one goal in a game, but now I think it’s a few games on the spin where we’re back to scoring goals.
“They’re a big threat, they’re top players, great talent – and I think it’s all coming together now.”
Having also bagged both goals in the previous 2-1 win over Spurs, England striker Rashford has netted 13 times in his last 14 games for club and country.
He looks a worthy favourite at 5/2 to break the deadlock once more in the Man Utd vs Everton odds.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Lingard, Fred, James, McTominay, Martial, Rashford.
Jesse Lingard will be assessed (knock), but Paul Pogba is definitely still out along with Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
Nemanja Matic returned from a 10-week absence in Thursday’s 4-0 Europa League win over AZ Alkmaar, while Diogo Dalot and Marcos Rojo are building fitness.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton ended a run of three straight defeats which had prompted Silva’s departure by beating Chelsea 3-1 at Goodison Park.
Richarlison got the ball rolling early on and then Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit a double in a much-improved performance.
Ferguson was widely credited with galvanising a previously out-of-sorts squad and Calvert-Lewin commented: “I’ve got a good relationship with Dunc.
“I’ve worked alongside him for three years now, since I started training with the first team, and he’s always backed me and worked closely with me to help my game.
“To have him on the touchline, it was important that I repaid him with my performance. To celebrate with him was a special moment.”
Calvert-Lewin clearly likes the big occasions, as he also netted against Manchester City this term, plus he has scored in three away fixtures.
The England Under-21s star is 2/1 to hit the target at anytime here and that completes our Man Utd vs Everton betting tips.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Sidibe, Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Walcott, Iwobi.
Everton have been dealt a double injury blow with Theo Walcott and Morgan Schneiderlin sidelined by calf injuries.
Lucas Digne is a doubt after feeling tightness while training on Friday, while Fabian Delph, Yerry Mina and Seamus Coleman remain short of full fitness.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Andre Gomes are long-term absentees.
MAN UTD 4-0 AZ Alkmaar – Ashley Young, Mason Greenwood (2), Juan Mata
EVERTON 3-1 Chelsea – Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (2)
Head-to-head: Everton 4-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-1 Everton, Everton 0-2 Man Utd, Man Utd 4-0 Everton, Man Utd 1-1 Everton, Everton 1-1 Man Utd
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