Following the progression of the English Premier League to the 8th round of the tournament. Goodison Park is ready to be set ablaze as Everton host Manchester United on their ground on Saturday afternoon, 7th November 2020, locking horns for the tournament winner. The match between the two sides will kick off by immediately 13:30 GMT.
Everton, who sits in the 4th place on the table of the tournament with 13 points after losing to Newcastle United on 1st November, looking forward to locking horns with The Red Devils, who sit in the 15 places with 7 points on the same table after losing to The Gunners.
The 7th round of the tournament saw that Everton locked horns with Newcastle United on Sunday, 1st November, which led to a loss to Everton as they were defeated playing two goals to 1.
In the match between the two sides, Everton pressed their opponent with 63% and 12 shots on goal, out of which four were on target. Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton, who was one who scored for his team in the 90th minute of the match. On the other hand, Newcastle has seven shots on goal, out of which three were on target. Callum Wilson was the one who scored the two goals for Newcastle United in the 56th and 84th minute of the game, leading to Newcastle United’s victory.
As for Manchester United, they locked horns with The Gunners on Sunday, 1st November. Unfortunately, they lost to Arsenal playing one goal without reply.
In the challenging 90 minutes game, Manchester United had 53% ball possession against their opponent with eight attempts on goal, out of which two were on target. On the other hand, The Gunners had six attempts on goal with two on target. Pierre-Emerick was the one who scored for The Gunners in the 87th minute of the game, leading to Arsenal’s victory.
According to the head-to-head statistics between the two sides in the last decade, we can see that the two sides had clashed 23 times. In their meetings, Manchester had won 10 matches, drawn seven, and lost six against Everton.
In the last meeting in March 2020, the matches between the two sides ended with a stalemate as they played one goal to 1.
Looking at the two teams’ form guide, we can see that Everton has won 3 matches, drawn one, and lost 2 in their last six matches, while The Red Devils have won 3 matches, drawn one, and lost two in their last six matches.
Carlo Ancelotti will be selecting a squad that will be excluding Richarlison due to a straight red given to him as he expected to return after this game and Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, and Jean-Phillippe Gbamin due to their respective injuries.
As for Ole Gunnar Solskjær, he will be choosing a team of players that will exclude Eric Bailly Bertrand and Phil Jones due to their knock injury.
According to the statistics above, we think Manchester United should defeat Everton playing two goals with a host’s reply.
We predict a match odd of 2.5 for Manchester United to win, 2.8 for Everton to win, and 3.5 for a draw between them.