Manchester United v Everton tips – Toffees too big for Old Trafford clash
Everton can repeat last season’s 1-0 victory at Old Trafford despite European involvement
October 3rd, 2014
Manchester United are only top of one table at the moment and that is the Premier League injuries leaderboard, with no less than nine players missing in action for the Red Devils.
In addition to this, Wayne Rooney is suspended for three matches after his red card against West Ham United, with Louis van Gaal once again without Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans in defence.
It means that the Manchester United defence is once again likely to be porous and Everton can take advantage despite having injury problems of their own, with Kevin Mirallas recently joining Ross Barkley on the sidelines.
Indeed, the Toffees aren’t too adept at conceding a clean sheet and the 8/13 about both teams scoring seems like a shoo-in, with both managers adopting the adage that the best form of defence is to attack.
Seamus Coleman could return for this match and Van Gaal would dearly love someone of the Irishman’s quality in the right back position, with United way overpriced at 4/6 to win this particular match.
It doesn’t make sense to back United who made hard work of beating West Ham a week ago and there is that 5-3 defeat at Leicester which illustrates how easy the defence can be picked apart by a team in the mood.
Sure enough, Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie are classy strikers, while Angel Di Maria is an assists machine although Everton at 9/2 looks an extremely big price considering the team claimed a point at Anfield last weekend.
The Toffees won this fixture last season by a single goal and they are unbeaten on the road this term which lends credence to backing them on the Draw No Bet market at odds of 31/10 with 888sport.
Steven Naismith should be restored to the starting line-up and the same goes for Romelu Lukaku who played just a half in Russia as Everton claimed a valuable Europa League group point on Thursday.
Everton on Draw No Bet market @ 31/10 with 888sport