Everton vs Manchester United : Team news, match facts and prediction

KEY POINTS

  • United have won 36 Premier League games against Everton, a record for one club against a particular opponent.

  • Their 16 Premier League victories at Goodison Park is the joint-most away wins by any club at a single stadium. United have also won 16 times at Villa Park.

  • Everton have gone seven Premier League home games without a clean sheet.

  • United could match their club record of seven successive Premier League away wins, set in 1993.

Everton and Manchester United face off with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in real need of a win at Goodison Park.

 

United had appeared to turn a corner following their poor start to the Premier League season, beating PSG and RB Leipzig in the Champions League while tightening up a loose defence.

However, last weekend’s home loss to Arsenal was followed up with a defeat at European minnows Istanbul Basaksehir.

While the club are backing Solskjaer amid growing speculation that Mauricio Pochettino is set to take over,  a third straight defeat against a tough Toffees side coached by Carlo Ancelotti could leave the Red Devils with a big decision to make heading into the international break.

TEAM NEWS

Everton welcome back playmaker James Rodriguez following a minor injury.

Richarlison is suspended but Lucas Digne returns after a ban and Jordan Pickford should be back in goal after being dropped to the bench last Sunday.

Alex Telles is available after a period of self-isolation due to Covid-19.

Anthony Martial, who scored for United in the Champions League in midweek, is available again after serving a three-match domestic ban.

David De Gea is expected to return in goal after Dean Henderson played against Istanbul Basaksehir.

Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are both still sidelined with injury.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Both matches last season were 1-1 draws, with Everton scoring first on both occasions.
  • United have won 36 Premier League games against Everton, a record for one club against a particular opponent.
  • Their 16 Premier League victories at Goodison Park is the joint-most away wins by any club at a single stadium. United have also won 16 times at Villa Park.
  • However, they have won only three of their past 12 Premier League away matches against Everton (D4, L5).

Everton

  • After winning their first four matches of the season, Everton have failed to win any of their subsequent three (D1, L2).
  • They have lost only one of their 15 Premier League home fixtures since sacking Marco Silva last December.
  • Everton have gone seven Premier League home games without a clean sheet.
  • They could concede multiple goals in five successive top-flight home matches for the first time since a club record run of seven in 1958.
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored eight goals in his seven Premier League appearances this season.
  • Carlo Ancelotti has lost only one of his five Premier League matches as a manager against Manchester United (W3, D1).

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Manchester United

  • United could match their club record of seven successive Premier League away wins, set in 1993.
  • Failure to beat Everton would leave United with their lowest points tally after seven matches of a top-flight season since 1989-90.
  • United have led for just 43 minutes this season – only Burnley and Sheffield United have a worse record.
  • Manchester United have conceded four penalties in their six Premier League games this season. They conceded just three all last season.
  • Marcus Rashford has failed to score in all nine of his appearances against Everton in all competitions.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjær is winless in all four Premier League matches as a manager against Everton for Cardiff City and Manchester United (D2, L2).

PREDICTION: 1-1

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