Everton v Manchester United: Three things to expect from Sunday's clash

Manchester United v Everton FC - Premier League

Currently, Manchester United are reaching milestones for all the wrong reasons having lost their last four away matches in all competitions for the first time since October 1999.

They travel to Goodison Park looking to avoid their third consecutive away Premier League defeat, something they have not suffered since January 1996. Oddly enough, both records came in seasons where United won the title, something they will not be doing this season. 

On the face of it, Everton’s form has been good recently, winning three and losing two of their last five league matches.

When you look closely, however, you will see how frustrating it is to be a Toffees fan. While two of the victories were against Chelsea and Arsenal, the two losses were against Newcastle, where they held a two-goal lead late in the game, and a 2-0 loss to Fulham.

Goodison Park was the venue for both victories over Arsenal and Chelsea, where the crowd make it tough for any visiting side, so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team will have a tough time trying to end their losing streaks.

Check out GIVEMEBET’s preview of the Sunday lunch-time match.

  • This season, midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is Everton’s joint leading goal scorer with 12 and has provided 4 assists, which ties with Lucas Digne for the most. The Iceland international boasts a strong record against United being directly involved in seven Premier League goals against the visitors with 4 goal and 3 assists. Sigurdsson is 13/5 to score anytime and 8/1 to score first.
  • In their first meeting season at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho, United were 2-1 victors with goals from Pogba and Martial, with Sigurdsson pulling one back with just over 10 minutes to go. Of late, United have struggled for clean sheets, the last of which came versus Liverpool in February and in the 10 matches since there has been 3+ goals in 8 of those matches. Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 6/5.
  • Anthony Martial got on the scoresheet last time out against Everton and has scored in each of his last three Premier League games against the Toffees. The last Man Utd player to score in four straight matches against a single opponent was Wayne Rooney vs Hull in November 2014. A lot of the recent attention has been on Marcus Rashford, but the Frenchman, who was disappointing against Barcelona, has actually scored the same number of league goals with Rashford, level-pegging on 10 each. Martial to score anytime is 21/10.

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