Manchester United host Everton in the big match in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Sunday. The Blues won the reverse fixture and will want to keep pace with the Champions League hopefuls – but United can take a huge step in the title race if they collect the three points.
Match: Manchester United v Everton
Competition: English Premier League
Kick Off: 16:00 10/02/2013 (GMT)
Match Odds Betting Preview
Manchester United are odds on favourites, as would be expected at Old Trafford. There is however, the small matter of a Champions League tie with Real Madrid to consider midweek, and with title rivals Manchester City slipping up on Saturday, will Sir Alex Ferguson be tempted to rest some of his squad? He has already bemoaned the impact of the fixture schedule on English clubs European campaigns. Match betting might be best left until the starting elevens are known.
David Moyes continues to oversee a team that delivers the most consistent level of performance in the Premier League. Everton have lost just three all season (The same as United), and just one of the last thirteen. They are right in the hunt for Champions League football and their 1-0 success over United on the opening day of the season, means they will arrive with the knowledge that they can win.
Other Betting Markets
Everton have only kept four clean sheets all season, which is a statistic which might surprise many. United meanwhile, have been involved in plenty of high scoring games, and their defense has come in for some criticism, so ‘Goal’ markets make interesting reading. Over 2.5 Goals is a best price 1.68 with Pinnacle. Both teams to Score is 1.63 with Betfair.
Marouane Fellaini, who scored the only goal of the game at Goodison in the reverse fixture, is 11.0 with a number of firms to score first here with Robin van Persie (4.5) and Wayne Rooney (5.5) the two shortest priced. Toffees Penalty taker Leighton Baines can be backed at 23.0 but can Everton expect to win a spot kick at Old Trafford?
Everton have not conceded more than twice in any away game this term, and United have won 2-1 at home on three occasions – 2-1 to be the correct score is priced at 10.0 with Stan James. A repeat of last season’s 4-4 is a best priced 301.0 with BetVictor.
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