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everton fc vs manchester united premier league
Sunday, 01 March 2020 16:00
Everton FC
Everton
(11.) 11.
  • D. Calvert-Lewin (3')
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DD HH MM SS
match about to start
Manchester United FC
ManUtd
5. (5.)
  • Bruno Fernandes (31')
Goodison Park
England − Premier League − 2019/2020 − Matchday 28

betting tip & odds comparison 01/03/20 Everton FC - Manchester United

Betting Tip for matchday 28 of the 2019/2020 Premier League between Everton FC and Manchester United FC. The game will be played at Goodison Park on the 01.03.2020 at 15:00.

Everton - Manchester United

A potential thriller is on the cards this weekend as Everton host a resurgent Manchester United at the Goodison Park on Sunday.

EVERTON

Following a rather slow start to the season, Everton sacked underperforming coach Marco Silva and replaced him with the critically acclaimed and proven tactician Carlo Ancelotti to steady the ship and steer them out of the murky relegation waters.

The Toffees were flirting with and teetering just above the relegation zone before he came in. Fast forward and they are now making a push for a top 6 finish, a sight that their fanbase would savor right now after being in the cold since their glory days under David Moyes.

Last Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Arsenal was a minor setback in their overall revival strategy. That said, there were a lot of positives to be drawn from that game. They had 17 attempts on goal, almost twice as many as their hosts. Strike duo Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison both scored to continue their brilliant partnership and the team generally went toe-to-toe with Arsenal in a game they would very well have won especially if Calvert-Lewin was a bit more clinical with the chances that came his way. Had Sunday’s result gone differently, Everton would for sure be in the conversation as one of the favorites for that lucrative 5th spot – one that could potentially be a Champions League slot should Man City’s appeal against their ban be unsuccessful.

Ancelotti has been able to return to his preferred 4-4-2 formation with Alex Iwobi and Theo Walcott putting up some of their best performances this season under his set-up. Ancelotti’s ability to adopt hhis approach to suit the players at his disposal has always been one of his key strengths that sets him apart as an all time great manager. His CV speaks for itself from his travels across Europe.

Everton are unbeaten at home under him. The next three weeks presents to them a true litmus test of the the new regime’s tactics and their broader aspirations for European football. Following Man United’s game, they have tricky fixtures against Chelsea and Liverpool in the horizon.

They got an injury boost with the return of Andre Gomes. Theo Walcott and Lucas Digne both missed the Arsenal game with knocks but should be fit for selection.

MANCHESTER UNITED

Like their opponents, the Red Devils are also undergoing a change of fortunes. The only difference being their revival has been heralded by the arrival of a new player, rather than a coach. January signing Bruno Fernandes has been a revelation to the club. He has provided the spark in creativity in the midfield that they have lacked for so long and with the caliber of finishers at their disposal, it’s easy to see why they are suddenly dominating opponents and dispatching them with ease.

They have moved up to fifth on the table after back-to-back wins at Chelsea and at home to Watford. Fernandes put up man-of-the-match performances in both games. With him, United look refreshed, confident and reinvigorated. They now play with pace and force and are able to open up teams that sit deep – which until now has been their Achilles heel.

Against Club Brugge on Thursday night in the second leg of the round of 32 at Old Trafford, Fernandes was a menace during the stretch he was on the field. He wreaked havoc on the Brugge defence having a hand in all three goals that United scored with him on the pitch to take a commanding 3-0 lead. The fans will hope his sizzling start continues as they lock horns with Everton who are on a resurgence of their own.

Everton beat Man United 4-0 in the corresponding fixture to mark the lowest ebb of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tenure as United boss. The Norwegian has certainly never forgotten this, making references to it on more than one occasion in an effort to appeal for patience in his rebuild project.

With Rashford still out, Martial will continue leading the lines. He is in fine form with 6 goals in his last 10 including the delightful chip against Watford. He was a notable absentee against Club Brugge after pikcing up a knock in training on Wednesday evening. Should he fail to recover, January signing Ighalo, who opened his scoring account against Brugge will be on standby.

United’s injury issues have eased up in recent weeks with a return to fitness of key players like Eric Bailly, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw. Star midfielder Paul Pogba is still sidelined with no timetable on a possible return date.

Possible Line Ups

Everton Man United
  • Pickford
  • Sidibe
  • Mina
  • Holgate
  • Digne
  • Iwobi
  • Delph
  • Andre Gomes
  • Bernard
  • Calvert-Lewin
  • Richarlison
  • Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
  • De Gea
  • Lindelof
  • Maguire
  • Shaw
  • Wan-Bissaka
  • Fred
  • Matic
  • Williams
  • Fernandes
  • James
  • Martial
  • Coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Injured: Gbamin and Pogba, Rashford, Grant, Tuanzebe, Fosu-Mensah

 

BETTING PREDICTION

This game has all the makings of a thriller. Both teams are angling themselves for European place finishes in the league. The winner of this match put themselves in prime position to challenge Chelsea for the final top 4 slot, should Man City’s appeal be successful.

We expect an end-to end battle that should produce plenty of goals. For this reason our first betting tips here are BTTS @ 1.84 and Goals Over 2.5 @ 2.05. We also back Richarlison to continue his terrific form. He has a knack for scoring against the big boys. Richarlison to score Anytime is good value @ 2.75.

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Performance

Everton FC
Last games
Manchester United
Last games

Everton FC performance of the last 5 home matches

Victories
Over 2.5

Manchester United performance of the last 5 away matches

Victories
Over 2.5

Standing

Pos Team Team PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
0
1
Liverpool FC
Liverpool
99 38 32 3 3 85 33 52
0
2
Manchester City FC
Man City
81 38 26 3 9 102 35 67
0
3
Manchester United FC
ManUtd
66 38 18 12 8 66 36 30
0
4
Chelsea FC
Chelsea
66 38 20 6 12 69 54 15
0
5
Leicester City FC
Leicester
62 38 18 8 12 67 41 26
1
6
Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs
59 38 16 11 11 61 47 14
1
7
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Wolverhampton
59 38 15 14 9 51 40 11
2
8
Arsenal FC
Arsenal
56 38 14 14 10 56 48 8
1
9
Sheffield United FC
Sheffield Utd
54 38 14 12 12 39 39 0
1
10
Burnley FC
Burnley
54 38 15 9 14 43 50 -7
1
11
Southampton FC
Southampt.
52 38 15 7 16 51 60 -9
1
12
Everton FC
Everton
49 38 13 10 15 44 56 -12
0
13
Newcastle United FC
Newcastle
44 38 11 11 16 38 58 -20
0
14
Crystal Palace FC
Palace
43 38 11 10 17 31 50 -19
1
15
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Brighton & Hove
41 38 9 14 15 39 54 -15
1
16
West Ham United FC
West Ham
39 38 10 9 19 49 62 -13
0
17
Aston Villa FC
Aston Villa
35 38 9 8 21 41 67 -26
1
18
AFC Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth
34 38 9 7 22 40 65 -25
1
19
Watford FC
Watford
34 38 8 10 20 36 64 -28
0
20
Norwich City FC
Norwich City
21 38 5 6 27 26 75 -49
Legend
  • Champions League
  • Relegation
  • Europa League
  • Europa League Qualifying