TWO in-form sides meet at Goodison in this late-season showdown. Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) looks at the odds for you.
Everton v Manchester United | Sunday 13:30 | Sky Sports 1
Both these sides have had some pretty low points in 2014/15, but as the season draws it’s final breathes there’s an air of optimism around this fixture.
I ought to say that Manchester United’s lows came a lot earlier in the season than Everton’s, and with six wins in their last seven league games there’s reason to be very hopeful for the 2015/16 Old Trafford campaign.
For Everton it’s been a bit of a slog this season. The Europa League, whilst providing many positives for the club, seemed to distract them from league duty and there was still some relegation chitter-chatter hanging around in mid-March.
13 points from their latest 15 in the Premier League has put that nonsense chat to bed though and there’s a positive result here would go a long way in putting a positive gloss over the season.
For me it’s the Toffee’s who represent the value here. 29/10 at home to a side who’ve struggled away from home all season is a decent price. In this five game run they’ve beaten Southampton and drawn in Swansea, so some worthy results.
Manchester United lie in 8th in the Premier League away table. They’ve failed to win 11 of their 16 matches on the road in the league this season and the win at Anfield last month is probably their only positive performance. The club are still blighted with defensive injury problems and Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Marcus Rojo will all be missing on Sunday.
With their defensive problems there for Everton to shoot at, I think Both Teams To Score looks big at 10/11 with William Hill. Everton have scored in their last seven matches while United’s blank against Chelsea last week was their first 0 on the scoresheet since January.
Two positive sides with negatives to pick out too. I’ll side with the Both Teams To Score bet.
Everton v Man Utd – Both Teams To Score (10/11 William Hill)
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