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Premier League preview and odds: Everton vs. Man United

Published on: 14/10/2015

Premier League preview and odds: Everton vs. Man United

October 17, 2015 15:00pm – Goodison Park

Premier League

Goodison Park is the venue for the pick of the 3pm kick-offs on Saturday as in-form Everton welcome Manchester United to Merseyside.

Everton on five-game unbeaten streak

Everton have remained unbeaten in their last five games, picking up two wins and recording three draws in the process. Their last game was a 1-1 stalemate against city rivals Liverpool which marked the exit of former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

Following the Merseyside derby, the Toffees dropped to seventh in the league table just three points behind Saturday`s opponents.

Roberto Martinez`s team have drawn half of all their games this season including two at home and two away. They will need to start winning on a regular basis if they are to remain in touch with the other top-four contenders. They have picked up all three points on just three occasions this term, with their only home victory coming against Jose Mourinho`s floundering Chelsea.

United looking to bounce back

Manchester United remain in the top three despite having lost two of their last five fixtures. They entered the international break on the back of a 3-0 defeat to top-four rivals Arsenal.

Louis van Gaal will hoping that his side can bounce back with what would be their third away win of the season.

Team news

The team from Liverpool will have to make do without long term absentee Leighton Baines but Muhamed Besic, Tom Cleverley and John Stones are all in contention are recent injury worries.

Meanwhile for United, there are still concerns over the fitness of Michael Carrick, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Wayne Rooney, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rojo.

Recent form (League)

Everton: DWDWD

Manchester United: LWWWL

Betting odds and tips

The away team will start as favourites for this one but the bookies could be underestimating the resilience of this Everton team.

Martinez`s men are tough to beat at home, with only Man City having taken all the spoils away from Goodison this season. The draw looks like the choice bet in this game and can be backed at 11/5 with Bet365.

United’s last five Premier League games have finished with Over 2.5 goals and the 2-2 stalemate is available at 16/1 with Betvictor.

Published on: 14/10/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (14/10/2015 13:25:53) but are subject to change.