Both sides had disappointing results at the weekend, but our tipster thinks that the two teams could find the net at Old Trafford on Tuesday night
Manchester United’s bid for a top four finish suffered a setback as they were held to a goalless draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon.
Jose Mourinho’s side are unbeaten in 19 Premier League matches and 24 games at Old Trafford in all competitions, but United’s failure to beat the Baggies could well prove costly come the end of the campaign.
The men from Manchester will be determined to return to winning ways when they entertain Everton on Tuesday night and the home side are chalked up as dabblebet’s 1/2 (1.50) favourites to pick up three precious points.
The Toffees have been in fine form, but Ronald Koeman’s men suffered a bitterly disappointing derby-day defeat against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon and Everton will look to bounce back in spectacular style by heaping yet more misery upon Mourinho’s side.
An away win is available at 5/1 (6.0) and 16/5 (3.20) that the match ends in stalemate – a selection that would have seen punters profit when these teams locked horns at Goodison Park earlier this season.
United have a remarkable record in this fixture – they have lost just one of their last 23 home matches against the Toffees in all competitions and the home side will hope that their impressive defensive resolve provides the platform for victory in this renewal.
Indeed, United have conceded just one goal in their last seven home fixtures. 21/20 (2.05) is available that Mourinho’s team keep another clean sheet here, with 11/8 (2.38) that United win without conceding against Koeman’s charges.
Everton, though, can call upon the services of the Premier League’s leading marksman – Romelu Lukaku – and the visitors will fancy their chances of finding the net, for Everton have scored in all but one of their last 14 games.
United will welcome back Zlatan Ibrahimovic from suspension for this tie and Mourinho’s side will certainly be stronger for the inclusion of the 35-year-old Swedish striker, who has scored 15 league goals so far this season – including the opening goal of the game at Goodison Park in the previous meeting between the teams.
There is plenty of potential for an open and entertaining clash here and backing both teams to score could be a solid selection for punters; there is 17/20 (1.85) that there are more than two goals scored at Old Trafford.
Better value, though, may lie in the 19/20 (2.05) quote from the same firm for both teams to score when the Toffees travel to take on United in Tuesday’s tussle from the Premier League.