Kick-off: 2000, 06/02/2021
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: Sky Sports
Manchester United were in sparkling form when thrashing Southampton 9-0 on Tuesday and will be hard to hold if in a similar mood versus Everton at Old Trafford.
The Toffees are coming off a fine win at Leeds but are rated just a touch lightweight in midfield for a tough battle like this in our book.
We’re going with 11/10 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game for our first Man Utd vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United were given a helping hand by Saints going down to 10 men inside two minutes, but took advantage in ruthless fashion.
The Red Devils were 4-0 up at half-time thanks to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani and a Jan Bednarek own goal.
A late flourish then saw Anthony Martial bag a brace, Scott McTominay hit the target and Bruno Fernandes put away a penalty, before Daniel James completed the rout.
James revealed how head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and captain Harry Maguire inspired a record-equalling Premier League victory.
“It is easy coming in at half-time and thinking we’ve won the game, but Harry and the gaffer were on to the boys, ‘go out second half and do exactly the same’,” James told MUTV.
“Sometimes goal difference is massive, but also for our confidence and doing the right things – and this was the day we could go and do that.
“The second half takes us into the next game as well and we went and scored more goals. We are all confident at the minute, but getting the goals is great for everyone.”
Cavani is rapidly establishing himself as United’s target man up front, with most pundits insisting he should now start as often as possible.
Looking at the Man Utd vs Everton odds, let’s take 6/4 for the Uruguay hitman to score in a Red Devils victory, as he has already done in league and EFL Cup wins at Goodison Park this term.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Fernandes, McTominay, Cavani, Rashford, Greenwood.
Cavani should be fit despite coming off at half-time against Saints with an ankle knock, but Eric Bailly is a doubt.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton put a poor home loss to Newcastle behind them when prevailing 2-1 at Leeds, with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin doing the damage before the break.
The Whites hit the woodwork twice and pulled a goal back through Raphinha, but the Toffees held on for a fourth straight league win on the road.
“We want to stay well up there and compete for the top four,” Calvert-Lewin told the club’s official website. “After the last game, we wanted to put it right.
“It is tough, it’s a grind at times, but that’s why it takes the full team to commit fully to what you’re trying to do.
“The manager demands high standards. We’ll be looking forward to Saturday and continuing the momentum.”
Everton needed some dogged defending and several crucial saves from stand-in goalkeeper Robin Olsen in midweek, but looked dangerous on the counter-attack throughout themselves.
It was 2-1 at half-time when they hosted the Red Devils in this competition back in early November and 31/10 for both teams to score in the first half again here is added to our Man Utd vs Everton betting tips.
With David De Gea looking shaky at set-pieces, it may also pay to have a nibble on Michael Keane netting against his former club at 11/1.
Last Everton line-up: Olsen, Holgate, Digne, Mina, Godfrey, Sigurdsson, Doucoure, Gomes, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi.
Everton will continue to be without number one goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who has yet to recover from injury. Allan will not be fit in time, while Jean-Philippe Gbamin also continues his recovery from a long-term lay-off.
MAN UTD 9-0 Southampton – Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Jan Bednarek (og), Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial (2), Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes (pen), Daniel James
Leeds 1-2 EVERTON – Gylfi Sigurdsson, Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Head-to-head: Everton 0-2 Man Utd, Everton 1-3 Man Utd, Everton 1-1 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-1 Everton, Everton 4-0 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-1 Everton
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