Man Utd welcome Everton to Old Trafford this afternoon in a game that is of the utmost importance to both sides.
Everton needs a good result desperately, they have been found wanting against the big teams so far this season and if they retain any hopes of breaking into the top four then they need to start picking up points against the top teams.
United 100% winning record came to an end last week against Stoke City and they will want to get back to winning ways straight away, especially after Man City’s comprehensive win at Watford yesterday.
Man Utd stats over last 20 home games
Home wins 10
Home Losses 2
7 of the last 20 Man Utd home games have been over 2.5
6 of the last 20 Man Utd home games both teams have scored.
Man Utd have scored first in 12 of their last 20 home games
Man Utd have conceded first in 4 of their last 20 home games
Man Utd have scored in 15 of their last 20 home games
Everton stats over last 20 away games
Away wins 8
Away Losses 7
10 of the last 20 Everton away games have been over 2.5
9 of the last 20 Everton away games both teams have scored.
Everton have scored first in 10 of their last 20 away games
Everton have conceded first in 8 of their last 20 away games
Everton have scored in 14 of their last 20 away games
It is difficult to see Everton getting anything from this game, they have yet to show they can compete with the big boys of the Premier League and United are one of the big boys for sure.
United have looked in excellent condition this season, even drawing at Stoke is not a poor result, just ask Arsenal.
There is no value in backing United at the current odds and there is always a possibility that Everton will score, albeit no more than a consolation goal.
Therefore the best value bet in this game is