Man Utd v Everton Betting Tips
Manchester United made a positive return to the Champions League on Tuesday night. The Red Devils saw off the challenge of a poor FC Basel side to win 3-0 but the hard work really begins now as they have to cope with the strains of their continental campaign alongside their Premier League commitments.
To help his team cope, Jose Mourinho made several changes to the line-up for the Basel match compared to the team which drew 1-1 with Stoke last weekend.
Mourinho hopes that decision will help his team in Sunday afternoon’s match against Everton at Old Trafford.
Top Betting Tips
It’s not just Man Utd who have to deal with the effects of European football. Everton played away against Atalanta on Thursday night and having been well beaten by Tottenham last weekend they won’t be especially looking forward to playing an in-form Man Utd.
United weren’t great against Stoke but if their bad days end up in draws against awkward opponents, Mourinho will be a very happy man come the end of the season.
He was certainly happy at Old Trafford on Tuesday night and he should be so again on Sunday. Everton have been pretty disappointing so far this season and we expect Man Utd to pick up another three points against them at 43/100 with Marathonbet.
Sunday’s game will be a case of friends reunited. Wayne Rooney will return to the club at which he is the record goalscorer while Romelu Lukaku will face his former teammates for the first time since leaving Everton in the summer.
Everton have made some exciting signings since Lukaku left but they have not yet replaced his goals. That lack of firepower could cost them at Old Trafford so bet on Man Utd to keep a clean sheet at 20/21 with Boylesports.
Lukaku could even rub salt in the wounds by scoring against Everton at 11/13 with Unibet but the best bet to score first is Marcus Rashford at 4/1 with Betfred.
Rashford scored off the bench against Basel in his Champions League debut and has surely earned his place in the starting XI against Everton.
Man Utd have caught the eye with some excellent attacking football this season even if that wasn’t necessarily the goal for Mourinho at the start of the season.
His transfer dealings since taking over at the club were clearly designed to make Man Utd a big, powerful team who cannot be outmuscled. Everton have their own strong players but they will find it hard to win the midfield battle while United will be a major threat from set pieces.
If Everton are to have any chance of leaving Old Trafford with something to show for their efforts, they will have to keep close tabs on Lukaku through the middle while the pace of Marcus Rashford will be a real threat in wider positions.
Finally, Everton must utilise wide positions themselves better against Man Utd than they did against Tottenham. They were much too slow and much too narrow against Spurs. That may allow them to keep their defensive shape but it won’t do anything for them from an attacking perspective.
- Everton have not beaten Man Utd in any of their last five meetings
- Man Utd have not lost any of their last 19 home games in the Premier League
- Man Utd have conceded just two goals this season, one fewer than Everton conceded against Tottenham last weekend
- Everton have not won since their first game of the season
Man Utd – De Gea; Jones, Bailly, Valencia, Darmian; Matic, Herrera, Fellaini; Mata, Rashford, Lukaku
Everton – Pickford; Jagielka, Keane, Baines, Holgate; Gueye, Schneiderlin, Klaasen, Sigurdsson; Rooney, Ramírez