Manchester United vs Everton: Predictions, odds & betting tips
December 30, 2021
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>United have been in poor defensive form in front of their own fans and, despite the visitors missing some key players, goals at both ends look likely
Manchester United welcome Everton to Old Trafford on Saturday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men look to get back to winning ways in the Premier League.
The Red Devils suffered their first league defeat of the season last weekend at the hands of Aston Villa and face an Everton side who have won three of their last four matches in the English top flight.
Manchester United vs Everton latest odds
Three of the last four meetings between these sides have ended as draws with last season’s clash at Old Trafford producing a thrilling 3-3 stalemate.
Another draw can be backed at 10/3 (4.33) with bet365, while Everton are offered at 13/2 (7.50) to record their first win away against Manchester United since 2013.
The hosts remain clear favourites to claim three points at 9/20 (1.45) .
Manchester United vs Everton team news
The 20-time champions of England are without injured trio Marcus Rashford, Harry Magurie and Amad Diallo who will all be hoping to return after the international break.
Luke Shaw, however, could be fit enough to feature having missed the midweek Champions League win over Villarreal.
Everton for their part are without injured forward duo Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, while Seamus Coleman, Fabian Delph and Andre Gomes are also sidelined, and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is rated as 50/50 with a shoulder problem.
Manchester United vs Everton preview
Last weekend’s defeat against Aston Villa not only brought United their first league loss of the season, it saw them fail to score at Old Trafford in a Premier League encounter for the first time since December 2020.
In general, Solskjaer’s side can usually be relied upon to find the back of the net in front of their own fans, yet keeping clean sheets has proved more problematic.
The Red Devils have conceded in each of their last 10 home matches in all competitions, while Everton have been in solid scoring form this term.
Only three teams have scored more than the Toffees’ total of 12 league goals this term and backing the visitors to contribute to a game with goals at both ends should appeal.
The visitors do have important attacking absentees in Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin, yet Demarai Gray and Abdoulaye Doucoure have chipped in with goals from midfield and backing Everton to score should still be of interest.
Manchester United vs Everton tips & predictions
Both teams to score is offered at 19/20 (1.95) and looks a healthy price given United’s home defensive record.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.