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Everton vs Manchester United: Match preview

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Manchester United face Everton this weekend in a game that will see David Moyes return to Goodison Park for the first time since joining the Premier League champions. 

With Everton currently sitting above United in the table in fifth place, Moyes will surely be looking to get one over on his old club and have a respectable finish to the season. 

Squad News

Everton may have Phil Jagielka back in action after his recent injury lay off, however the match will be too soon for both Steven Pienaar and Darron Gibson.

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Distin, Stones, Baines, Barry, McCarthy, Osman, Barkley, Naismith, Lukaku, Robles, Browning, Garbutt, Alcaraz, McGeady, Mirallas, Deulofeu, Hibbert.

Manchester United meanwhile still have Robin van Persie out injured, and Wayne Rooney is a doubt for the game - despite recent rumours suggesting his injury is not as bad as first expected. Juan Mata will return to the fold after he was cup-tied against Bayern Munich.

Manchester United: De Gea, Lindegaard, Rafael, Evra, Vidic, Evans, Ferdinand, Smalling, Jones, Evans, Buttner, Giggs, Carrick, Young, Cleverley, Fletcher, Valencia, Kagawa, Nani, Fellaini, Januzaj, Mata, Rooney, Welbeck, Hernandez.

Form

Everton have won three and lost one of their past four fixtures. However one of those wins was a comprehensive 3-0 win against Arsenal, and the hosts will still be confident. 

Manchester United's last four games have brought two wins, a draw and a loss. However, the draw and loss came to German giants Bayern Munich. The two wins both came in the league and United scored four in both of them.

What the bookies say

SkyBet have placed the home side at 7/5, whilst you can get Manchester United at 15/8.

The draw has been placed at 23/10.

What the game means

Everton could move into fourth with a win if Arsenal slip up elsewhere, however they know that their Champions League fate isn't in their hands anymore. 

United meanwhile know that a win could take them three points behind Everton with a game in hand and need a win to keep their European hopes alive. 

Prediction - 1-2

Manchester United have the best away record in the league so will hope to take three points off high flying Everton. The Toffees will put in a very good performance but I think United's brilliant away form will see them over the line. 


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