Manchester United - Everton Prediction and Analysis
As the long-standing tradition dictates in England, the first weekend of the new year is set aside for the FA Cup tournament.
Premier League teams are directly involved in the 3rd round.
The action in it begins on Friday evening, when two elite teams meet - Manchester United and Everton.
The match will be played at Old Trafford.
The hosts will be hoping to go further than last season when they were knocked out in the fourth round.
While the visitors reached the quarter-finals.
Red Devils fans have every reason to expect success for their favorites today.
Considering the top form they are in recently - 6 consecutive wins for Man Yun in all competitions .
Erik ten Haag is likely to be without the injured Donnie van de Beek and Axel Tuanzebe again.
Jaden Sancho has returned to training and can be included from the bench if required.
Everton continue without injured duo Michael Keane and James Garner.
There are doubts over Anthony Gordon, Andros Townsend and Nathan Patterson.
This further complicates the already difficult task before Frank Lampard.
Given that Manchester United also recorded 7 consecutive home wins , I can't help but bet on them.
In addition, I will say that in 4 of them there were 3+ goals.
Against the background of poor defensive performance of Everton , this match is going comfortably to "1 and over 2.5 goals".
Manchester United - stats and info
Manchester United go into the match on the back of a comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth at home in the Premier League on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils opened the scoring in the 23rd minute through Casemiro and Shaw doubled the lead shortly after the break.
At the very end, in the 86th minute, the victory was sealed with the 3rd goal scored by Marcus Rashford.
This result means that Manchester United have won their last 6 official meetings .
During this period, Erik Ten Haag's players recorded victories over Aston Villa and Burnley in the League Cup tournament.
Plus successes against Fulham, Nottingham Forest, Wolverhampton and Bournemouth in the Premier League.
The trends show that Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 9 home games (8-1-0) in all competitions.
As the Red Devils have won each of their last 7 matches at Old Trafford.
And they have kept a clean sheet in 8 of these 9 matches .
In terms of the FA Cup, Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 5 home games in regular time.
In fact, they have won 11 of their last 13 FA Cup home games .
And they have kept a clean sheet in 3 of their previous 5 meetings in this tournament on home soil.
Everton - statistics and info
Everton travel to Old Trafford on the back of a hugely disappointing 1-4 home defeat by Brighton in the league.
The Seagulls opened the scoring after just 14 minutes of play.
And things started to go from bad to worse for the Caramels early in the second half.
Brighton got them 3 goals in the space of 6 minutes shortly after the break.
And the Blues from Liverpool scored a consolation goal only at the end of the match.
This result means that Everton have failed to win any of their last 7 official meetings in all competitions.
What's more, the Caramels lost 5 of those 7 games .
As the worst defeats for this period were twice 1-4:
- v Bournemouth for the League Cup
- against Brighton in the Premier League
Away form means Everton have failed to win any of their last 6 away games (0-2-4) in all competitions.
As for the FA Cup, Everton have lost 4 of their last 5 away games.
Having failed to score in 2 of their previous 3 away games in the tournament.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineups: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, L. Martinez, Shaw; Casemiro, Eriksen; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Injured: Van de Beek, Tuanzebe
Questionable : Antony, Sancho
Lineups: Pickford; Coleman, Cody, Tarkovsky, Mikolenko; Iwobi, Gueye, Onana; McNeil, Calvert-Lewin, Gray
Injured: Garner, Keane, Townsend, Patterson
Matches between Man Utd and Everton
|VL||09/10/22||Everton 1:2 Man United|
|VL||09/04/22||Everton 1:0 Man United|
|VL||02/10/21||Man Utd 1:1 Everton|
|PS||07/08/21||Man Utd 4:0 Everton|
|VL||06/02/21||Man Utd 3:3 Everton|
|KL||23/12/20||Everton 0:2 Man Utd|