Everton will host Manchester United in the Premier Legaue, knowing a win would take them to seventh on the table, at Goodison Park, in Walton, Liverpool, England, on Sunday evening (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Everton and Manchester United
Kick Off: Sunday 21 April
Match Timing: 06:00 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Goodison Park (39,572)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action live on Hotstar App.
This has been a very strange season for Everton. They have failed to live up to the expectations levied upon them, which was certainly a genuine tilt at the top-six.
But Everton have been anything but a side capable of breaking into the top-six. It's not that they don't have the quality, but for reasons like too many new players in the roster failing to create a team bonding, could be the reason for the inconsistency that has marred Toffees' season.
Everton's record read 13 wins, 7 draws and 14 losses. That accounts for 46 points and a 10th position on the table. That said, the Toffees can still finish seventh on the table as only three points separate them from Watford in seventh.
The Merseyside outfit won three times in the last four games. But the 0-2 win at West Ham showed that Marco Silva may be starting to imprint his philosophy on the team.
Home has been a problem for Everton. For they have won just 68 times at Goodison Park this season, suffering 5 losses this term.
Manchester United meanwhile are bobbling at the moment. All the optimism that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought seems to be disappearing following some negative results.
There have been too many actually, five in the last seven heading into the next encounter. Two of those coming against Barcelona in the Champions League, ending their European adventure. Also, the Red Devils lost twice to Wolves, and once against Arsenal in that seven-game torrid period.
Even the wins are raising too many questions about the potential of the team. Ole's men were lucky to some degrees after escaping with two 2-1 wins over Watford and West Ham respectively.
No wonder, Ole sent out a clear message to his squad ahead of this match. The former Cardiff manager claimed that some of his players indeed need a reality check.
However, the turnaround that United made under Ole has been significant. The biggest indicator is that United are still in the race for the top four places, which is a far cry from the position Jose Mourinho left the club in.
This is a significant game for United, even more so following Tottenham's 0-1 loss at Manchester City. A win here would take United level on points with Spurs.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Everton – D L W W W L
Manchester United – W W D L W L D
EVE vs MUN Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Everton vs Manchester United Team News:
Injured – Columbian Centre-back Yarry Mina is out of this game. The former Barcelona player is recovering from a hamstring injury once the end of the last month and is expected to resume training next week.
Suspended – On-loan Barcelona midfielder will be serving the first of his three-game ban after his challenge on Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic last week.
Questionable – Morgan Schneiderlin is in contention to start but will be evaluated first for his injured ankle.
Note: With Gomez out, Tom Davies and Morgan Schneiderlin are both in contention for a place in the midfield.
Michael Keane could come for Phil Jagielka at the back, while the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Bernard and Dominic Calvert-Lewin all should start in the final third.
Key Players – Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson
Injured – Manchester United will miss Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia through injuries.
Suspended – Luke Shaw will complete his two-game ban here.
Questionable – Ander Herrera is back in training and may be involved here.
Note: Ole is expected to ring changes to the squad which took on Barcelona in midweek. Nemanja Matic and Alexis Sanchez are available for selection and could come into the playing 11. With Luke Shaw out, Diogo Dalot and Ashley Young are expected to start on the wing back.
Key Players – Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial
EVE vs MUN Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Everton– Pickford (GK), Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin
Manchester United– De Gea (GK), Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Young, Matic, Pogba, Fred; Lingard; Lukaku, Rashford
EVE vs MUN Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Everton have lost 36 times against Manchester United, the most defeats for the Toffees in the Premier League era.
The Red Devils also won twice and drew once in the last three visits to the Goodison Park.
There is a lot riding on this match for United, and for Everton as well as they aim to finish seventh in the league.
We back a draw here.
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