A rare Sunday night kick off in the Premier League sees Manchester United travel to Goodison Park to face Everton. The home side will be looking to back up their win on the road at Southampton last week where they scored more than one goal for the first time this season in a 2-1 victory. The visitors will be looking to right the wrongs of last week in the derby as they lost 6-3 in the Manchester Derby and were 4-0 down by half time.
Everton have surprised many so far this season and have been solid at the back having been predicted by many to go down under Frank Lampard’s management. However, they have only conceded seven goals in their eight games so far and find themselves in eleventh going into Sunday’s fixtures. They are also unbeaten in seven, winning three, and have won back-to-back Premier League games. The Toffees will be looking to back up their 1-0 home win against the Red Devils from last season.
Manchester United started the season very slowly, losing to Brighton and being convincingly beaten at Brentford, but four wins in a row in the Premier League, including against Liverpool and Arsenal, had United fans buying into the Ten Hag regime. However, they were brought back to the ground in a humiliating defeat last week at the Etihad and a 6-3 score line flattered them. They were also fortunate to beat Omonia of Cyprus in midweek having been 1-0 down at half time.
Everton v Manchester United Bet Builder Tips
Under 2.5 Goals
Everton have been solid at the back this season, conceding only seven. However, they have struggled for goals without Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin and have only managed seven. Last week was the first time they had scored more than one in a game, and they have only conceded two once – at Aston Villa. This line has landed in six of their eight Premier League games and expected goals suggests that this is not a massive surprise, with a total of at least 3xG in only four of the eight games. Maupay is still finding his feet at the club with one goal in three games and if he can’t score then I think they will struggle to find the back of the net.
Manchester United have seen twenty-five goals in their seven Premier League games this season but this was largely skewed by this Manchester City super team last week and before that had sixteen in six. They have managed to score in all but one Premier League game this season and have only got two clean sheets but they look much more solid now. They should have both Casemiro and Varane starting here, and I think that Everton will struggle to break them down. Going forward, they had to expose a lot more of their firepower than they would have liked on Thursday, forcing Antony to play 74 minutes, Fernandes to play over an hour and Rashford and Sancho having a half each. Given that they had to travel across Europe, they may struggle with fatigue and take time to find their groove going forward.
Antony to have 2+ Shots on Target
Lots of eyebrows were raised when Antony was brought in from Ajax in the summer for big money but so far he has impressed. He has scored two in two in his Premier League games, against Arsenal and against Manchester City, and has shown he is not afraid to take shots, with eight in just 147 minutes against the two of them. He has also managed to have two shots on target in both games. In midweek he had four shots at Omonia, one of which was on target but was brought off with twenty minutes to go, presumably ahead of this trip to Goodison. He will still be looking to justify his big price tag and scoring goals is the best way of doing that.
Everton have only conceded seven goals, but this does not mean to say that they have not allowed the opposition plenty of shots. They have conceded 42 shots on target and in seven of their eight games they have allowed at least four shots on target at Pickford or Begovic’s goal. They have also allowed 20 shots from right wingers or right sided strikers in their eight games, suggesting that Antony will have space and opportunities to try and find the back of the net.
Everton Over 1.5 Cards
Everton have received over 1.5 cards in all four of their home games so far as well as seven of their eight games in total in the league, picking up one in the one that they failed to get two. At home they have picked up 11 cards across the four games and in total average 2.38 per game.
Historically, the referee for this game, David Coote, has given out at least two home cards in 69.19% of games. In addition, last year he officiated two Everton games and gave at least two cards to the Toffees in both. They also picked up two in the home game against Manchester United last year.
Manchester United Over 1.5 Cards
Man United have picked up at least two cards in all their games so far this season. They have averaged 3.29 cards per game in total and 3.25 per game on the road. Away from Old Trafford, they have picked up at least three in all their games and so there seems to be some value here.
David Coote has a poorer average in terms of showing away teams cards, showing at least two in 47.56% of games. However, he gave two yellows to the team from Manchester in the only time that he oversaw one of their games and United also had two in the away fixture at Goodison Park. I expect this game to be close and therefore I can see cards being on the table, especially if United start sluggishly after their midweek trip to Cyprus.
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How to watch Everton v Manchester United in the Premier League?
📅 When is Everton v Manchester United? / Sunday, 9th October 2022, 19:00
🏟 Where is Everton v Manchester United? / Goodison Park (Everton)
📺 What TV channel is Everton v Manchester United on? / BT Sport 1 🟨 …And who is the referee for Everton v Manchester United? / D. Coote 🏴