Premier League: Manchester Utd vs Everton Preview

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Paul Pogba of Manchester United and Idrissa Gueye of Everton battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on December 4, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester United’s recent standout victories vs Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City made it five Premier League (PL) games undefeated (W3, D2). They netted 2+ goals in all five of those matches, highlighting their growing attacking prowess. Additionally, they scored a combined five goals inside the opening 30 minutes across that five-game sequence. Whilst scoring early goals has been a recent theme for the ‘Red Devils’, they often counter this by conceding late. So far this season, they have conceded 68.42% of their PL goals in the second half. Notably, they have conceded a goal between the 60th and 75th minute in two of their previous three PL home matches. < p>

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Everton ended a three-game winless run (L3) last weekend by defeating Chelsea 3-1. Despite the win, that result made it seven consecutive PL games without a clean sheet for the ‘Toffees’. Furthermore, five of the games during that run saw them concede at least once in the final 30 minutes of the match. Whilst interim manager Duncan Ferguson will be boosted by his side’s victory last week, Everton’s record of no win in five PL visits to Old Trafford will be a concern (D1, L4). Three of those fixtures saw them concede 2+ goals.

Players to watch: Marcus Rashford (MUN) is in blistering form having netted 13 goals across his previous 14 competitive appearances for club and country. After his brace last week, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE) has seven goals across all competitions this season – four of those goals arrived in away fixtures.

kick-off:

Sunday 15th December, 2019 – 14:00 (UK)

Manchester United vs Everton TV channel:

Sky Sports Premier League

Predicted Line Ups:

Manchester United:

De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; James, Pereira, Rashford; Martial

Unavailable: 

Lingdard , Pogba

Everton:

Pickford; Sidibe, Holgate, Keane, Digne; Iwobi, Davies, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

Unavailable: 

Gomes , Walcott

Recent winnings:

Manchester United:

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Everton:

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Head to Head Record:

United have won 36 of their previous 54 Premier League games against Everton, suffering just nine defeats in the process. The Toffees have won just one of their last 26 Premier League away matches with the Red Devils, meanwhile, losing 20 times. The 20-time English champions have also won three of their last four league meetings, although they suffered a 4-0 defeat when they travelled to Goodison Park back in April. United recorded a 2-1 win in the corresponding clash last season, with Pogba and Martial scoring the goals for the hosts while Sigurdsson registered for the Toffees.

last meeting between Manchester United vs Everton:

Their previous meeting ended as Everton won 4:0 against Manchester United