Everton vs Manchester United – Premier League – Match Preview and Betting Tips

Everton host Manchester United in the early Premier League game on Saturday at Goodison Park. The much anticipated event kicks off at 12:45 BST, where Everton will be looking for their first victory of the season, while Manchester United is facing a tough away game in keeping up with Chelsea in front of the League.

Read the match preview below, complete with team news, match prediction and betting tips.

Everton Team News

For today’s match Everton will be without Louis Saha, who was injured after only 10 minutes of play in his return to the national team. In addition their midfielder Jack Rodwell can not play and will be out up to 3 months due to injured ankle ligaments. On the positive side Captain Phil Neville will return, but will have a hard first assignment in today’s match.

Manchester United Team News

Manchester United will likely be able to enjoy the services of both Rio Ferdinand and Anderson again today, but they are still rated somewhat doubtful for the match. Michael Carrick will be out alongside Hargreaves with an Achilles and knee injury respectively. Among the more interesting news are Wayne Rooney’s return to Goodison Park, and he is set to play against his former teammates despite issues surrounding his personal life lately.

Match Preview

Most of the headline news has been focusing on Wayne Rooney’s return to his former club, and whether he will be able to perform this Saturday. Since the transfer to Manchester United in 2004, he has received an expected hostile reception at his former home field, but the recent events in his personal life surely gives even more ammunition to the Toffees Fans.

However Everton’s horrible start this season, should be the biggest concern for the fans, as they are without a win so far. Being placed in the relegation zone after three matches most give headaches for the manager, although they were unlucky loosing away to Aston Villa last round. They can pick up some confidence though, as they won the same fixture last year 3-1 against Manchester United.

Manchester United lost their first points this season in last round’s game against Fulham after conceding a late goal. A somewhat disappointing result, after missing a penalty minutes before and conceding the 2-2 equalizer in overtime. Not surprisingly, Ferguson accused his men of throwing the game away, but knowing Manchester United, they will not dwell long on this disappointment.

Betting Tip and Match Prediction

Our betting tip will be Manchester to win at odds 1.91 at William Hill Sport

Despite winning the same fixture last season, we do not believe Everton can copy that result. Although playing well against Aston Villa, they still lack confidence and the feeling of winning. Somewhat unlucky they have to face Manchester United in this situation, which will likely be too much for the Toffees. Our match prediction will be a 2-1 or 3-1 win for Manchester United.

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