Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United face Everton at Old Trafford for their final Premier League match before the international break begins.
The first match of round 7 in the Premier League on Saturday sees Manchester United and Everton square off at Old Trafford.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s late winner against Villarreal midweek in the Champions League ended a run of three defeats in four games. Manchester United must now build on that result. Despite their recent slip-ups, the Red Devils are just a point behind Premier League leaders Liverpool in fourth place.
Everton, though, are flying high under new manager Rafael Benitez. The fifth-placed visitors are level on 13 points with United and returned to winning ways last weekend in a 2-0 win over Norwich. That said, they are missing several players, including their prolific forwards Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Facts and figures for Manchester United vs Everton
- Manchester United scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Manchester United conceded in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Both teams scored in Manchester United’s last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Manchester United’s last 3 of 5 matches.
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Everton’s last 5 of 7 matches;
- Everton scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Everton conceded in the last 5 of 7 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Everton’s last 2 of 4 matches.
Form Manchester United vs Everton
Red Devils finally found the inspiration
Manchester United go into this encounter on the back of a miserable form in previous games. In their last 3 matches, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side played out a 1-0 defeat against West Ham, followed by a 1-0 defeat against Aston Villa. Their most recent match brought a 2-1 win against Villarreal in the Champions League.
Blues seek another positive result
Everton look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. In their previous 3 matches, Rafael Benitez’s side experienced a 3-0 defeat against Aston Villa and went on to a 2-2 draw against QPR. Their latest match served up a 2-0 win against Norwich.
Manchester United v Everton – Fixture history
It finished all square on when these two clubs last met in the Premier League. Both teams denied to back down in the encounter, resulting in a 3-3 draw at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have the following 4-5-1 meeting statistics with Everton. In the last 10 meetings of these teams, an advantage was formed on the side of the Red Devils, and these matches were also remembered for a large number of goals.
Standings in Premier League
It is hard to look past Andros Townsend when searching for a goalscorer. He seems unstoppable and hit the target 5 times in the last 6 matches for his team Everton.
With 5 goals in his first 5 matches back for Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo is the player to look out for as he will be gunning for more goals.