Everton have taken 10 points from a possible 12 in their last four games. Roberto Martínez has finally turned things around after enduring a seemingly endless stream of frustrating results. Everton are currently in 12th place and now have Crystal Palace and West Ham in sight. A top-half finish is still possible for the Toffees.
Louis van Gaal enjoyed his best time at Man Utd until former protégée José Mourinho claimed a 1-0 Premier League victory last Saturday. The enigmatic Dutchman had beaten Tottenham, Liverpool, and Man City in convincing fashion. That heightened expectations ahead of facing Chelsea, who will be the eventual champions. The next challenge is to return to winning ways and hold third place.
Everton’s recent wins have come against QPR, Southampton, and Burnley. For all of the talent at Everton, it is not surprising to see the Toffees win those games. None of the results were especially convincing, so it is unlikely that they win against Man Utd at Goodison Park.
Roberto Martínez is still too unsettled to hope to frustrate Man Utd. Romelu Lukaku is a potential departure for the end of the season, as is Kevin Mirallas. Meanwhile, promising midfielder Ross Barkley has not been effective for many weeks now.
Man Utd will still be without their best 11 against Everton. That certainly counts against the Reds, with Michael Carrick’s passing sorely missed against Chelsea. Although Man Utd held 70% of possession, they could not quite break through the Chelsea defence. Of course, the Everton defence is not quite as good.
There is enough talent in the Man Utd squad to win this game, but the Reds have historically struggled at Goodison Park. Man Utd have only won three of the past six league games played on Merseyside.
Tip one: Man Utd on draw no bet @ 1.53 with Betfair
Tip two: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.0 with Betfair
An Everton seems unlikely, which is why backing Man Utd on draw no bet could be smart. Additionally, Man Utd’s is not beyond giving away a goal to Everton.