Everton vs Manchester United – Premier League: In one of the matches taking place on this first day of 2018 in England
(and also, the one that will close out this day of matches), counting towards the 22nd round of the Premier League, the local side Everton and the visiting side Man Utd face off in the city of Liverpool, at Goodison Park.
The local side comes into this match in 9th place, having 27 points, while the visitors come into this match in 3rd place, having 44 points.
This will be the second meeting between the teams this season, after Mourinho’s team winning 4-0 on the first round of the competition, at home.
The home side is making a growing campaign, namely improving their results and the quality of football presented when compared to the early stages of the season, with Ronald Koeman in charge and after having spent millions of pounds on signings during the transfer window.
The team is now on a more relaxed position on the league table, further from the relegation zone and only having gotten their first loss on the last round, since Allardyce took over the team.
As for Man Utd, they are coming off their worst streak of results since José Mourinho took over the legendary English team, being winless for 4 matches,
which has sent the team to 3rd place on the league table and, that way, has put them in danger of failing to qualify for the next edition of the Champions League.
Everton vs Manchester United – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Given the packed schedule of matches at this stage (the teams will play 2 matches in around 48h), this could go either way: either resulting in more fatigued teams and, with that, more mistakes occurring (with the obvious consequences) or more compact teams,
with uglier football, but committing less mistakes. In any way and considering the two managers that lead this teams,
I can only expect a low-scoring affair and a not very exciting encounter.
|Under 2.5 goals||