Manchester United vs Everton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 2 October 2021
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have individual brilliance, and that’s the only reason they are alive in competitions. The absence of a talented defensive midfielder along with a more tactically adept manager has been showing lately.
The last match-day, they were bailed out by Cristiano Ronaldo with a last-minute winner against Villarreal in the Champions League. The team needs a strong showing this weekend to get the crowd behind their backs.
Currently they are placed fourth in the EPL table, and are trailing just a single point below toppers Liverpool.
This upcoming fixture is a great opportunity for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, as they are pitted against the fifth-placed Everton, who have the same number of points as them.
And on top of that, first-placed Liverpool are taking on the second-placed Manchester City, who also happen to be the defending champions.
Should Cristiano and co manage to secure a win this weekend, they are about to get a stronger foothold in the top-most tier.
However, the Toffees will have a thing or two to say about that. They have had a rather good campaign so far, and they too could massively benefit with a win.
Quite easily, this match-up has great potential to decide the top-four prospects of either squad, and expect a fierce encounter. It’s anticipated that goals will come from either side of the pitch.
Manchester United vs Everton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the former four clashes had four or more goals.
- Four of the preceding six meetings had goals from both teams.
- It’s been eight years since the hosts have failed to score at this stadium.
- Since 2017, not once have they kept a clean sheet here as well.
Manchester United vs Everton Prediction
The Devils lost 0-1 at home the last match-day, against Aston Villa. In the meantime, Everton recorded a 2-0 win at home against Norwich.
Going on, only once have Solskjaer’s men failed to slot in a goal this season, when they used their best line-up. And at home, they had scored two or more goals in four of the preceding six appearances.
On the other hand, their counterparts have scored two or more goals in six of the past seven games, and they have done so in four of the past five road trips.
Both teams understand the gravity of this match-up, and will target nothing but a win. With the offensive talent on either side, and the respective defensive issues as well, expect goals in plenty