Following a set back at Stoke last week, Manchester United will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League. Mourinho’s men bounced back in midweek with a comprehensive Champions League win over Basel at Old Trafford and will be eager to show that the Stoke draw was just a blip. Everton in contrast have had a disastrous week, conceding 6 goals in 2 games to Tottenham and Atalanta and Ronald Koeman has spoken of his frustration at his team’s inconsistencies.
English Premier League – Manchester United vs Everton – Old Trafford, Sunday 17th September 2017, Kick-off: 16.00 GMT
- Manchester United – Best Odds – 4/11 (Bet 365)
- Everton – Best Odds – 11/1 (Bet Victor)
- Draw – Best Odds – 9/2 (Marathon Bet)
United conceded their first 2 goals of the season last week at the Bet 365 but showed great resilience to pick up a point against the Potters. Romelu Lukaku’s form for United this season has been remarkable – scoring 5 goals in all competitions and he would love to keep this run going against his former employers.
Phil Jones’s performance at Stoke came under fire and it will be interesting to see if the notoriously cut-throat Mourinho sticks with the England international at centre half.
The predominance of the intrigue around the game will be centred on Wayne Rooney and his return to Old Trafford. Rooney spent 13 fruitful seasons with the Red Devils and is sure to get a fantastic reception on his return.
Having conceded 8 goals in their last 3 matches, big questions are being levelled at the likes of Michael Keane in the Everton back line and they will need a big performance to keep the Red Devils at bay.
Head to Head
Manchester United unsurprisingly lead the historical head to head with a 85:69 lead with 43 competitive draws also taking place between the two English giants.
Last season the teams met twice with 1-1 draws taking place at Goodison Park – with a late Leighton Baines penalty evening things up and at Old Trafford an injury time penalty from Zlatan Ibrahimovic salvaging a point for United.
Odds and Predictions
Manchester United are unbeaten this season and are in imperious form.
United to score first looks a banker bet at 1/3 with Betway.
Everton have failed to score in their last 3 games in all competitons.
Under 2.5 goals in the game looks overpriced at 43/40 with Bet 365.
Romelu Lukaku has been in superb form since his switch from Merseyside to Manchester.
Lukaku looks good value at 4/5 with Bet 365 to score anytime here.
With so many players returning to former clubs – it could be a spicy one.
A sending off in the match could well happen at 4/1 with Sky Bet.
(Odds by www.online-betting.org)
Manchester United 2-0 Everton – 11/2 – Bet Victor
Top Betting Tip
Despite their knock back last week United look very strong this season.
Manchester United to win keep a clean sheet looks a good bet at 2.49 with Paddy Power. More information here.