Tip Everton – Manchester United
Everton welcomes Manchester United to Goodison Park in what could be a season defining match for both teams. The home team are in 17th position with 25 points while the visitors are in 7th position with 51 points. Everton had a soul crushing 3-2 defeat to fellow strugglers Burnley in their last match. This result means that Burnley are now within a point of the Toffees. Everton have played the same number of games as Burnley but have a game in hand over the last two teams on the table. They had a 1-0 win over Newcastle in their last home match but haven’t had consecutive home wins since September. Everton have won just one of their last 13 league matches against United, losing six and drawing six. They have lost seven times in their 14 home matches and only the three promoted sides have lost more home matches this season.
Manchester United had a disappointing 1-1 home draw against Leicester in their last match and now find themselves in seventh position, three points behind a top four position. United have only won one of their last four league matches and are in serious danger of missing out on a Champions League place as Arsenal are three points ahead of them with a game in hand. They won 3-1 on their last visit to Goodison Park but have not had consecutive victories there since the 2007 season. Manchester United have scored in their last 16 away matches in the league, which is their longest run of scoring in away matches since 2018 when they went 18 matches.
Key points Everton – Manchester United
In three of Everton’s last five matches there have been over 2.5 goals.
They have kept one clean sheet in their last seven league matches.
Everton have not had a draw in their last ten home matches.
In three of United last five matches there have been over 3.5 goals.
They have only lost once in their last ten away matches across all competitions.
ConclusionEVERTON – MANCHESTER UNITED
Anything less than three points for Everton could see them in the relegation zone. Their record of six defeats in seven league matches is the worst in the league during this period. Manchester United know that any more dropped points could mean no Champions League football next season. They will be banking on their good away form and Everton’s terrible recent record. We are backing Everton to win or draw this match.