Man United have won six of their last seven league games, with the other result a 0-0 stalemate in the Manchester derby. Secondly, they have shown resilience through an uncanny ability to bounce back. The Reds are currently heading the transfer odds for to sign both players at 6/4 and 4/5 respectively, although both are likely to have reservations about sitting out the Champions League in 2019/20. Of the pair, Bale may well prove easier to convince, having been shunned by Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid. United can’t afford a repeat of that this season and hopefully the transfer window will produce a tighter defence. United lost ten league games last season, winning only 19. Six home league games ended in a draw with three games lost. They earned 36 points at home, that’s compared to the 54 that were earned by Manchester City. Manchester United betting favourites: Liverpool to win: 19/20; Draw: 11/4; Manchester United to win: 27/10; All odds in this article are accurate at time of publication (11:00, 16/01. Football specials betting, including next manager markets, club, player and country specials. All transfer odds can be found here. Sign up with free bets.
Prediction and odds for the game: Manchester United (1/2) vs Everton (11/2)
We are backing the home win
When: Saturday, 6th February 2021, Kick-off 20:00
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On Saturday night, Manchester United host Everton at Old Trafford, in a game that could prove massive in both the Premier League title race and European places.
The Red Devils bounced back from disappointing results against Sheffield United and Arsenal in dramatic style by hammering nine-man Southampton 9-0 at Old Trafford last time out. After a good run of form Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team’s form has slipped slightly of late, as they have now won just two of their previous five games in the Premier League.
Despite the recent slip-ups, United are still second place in the table, trailing leaders and arch-rivals Manchester City by three points. The Citizens do have a game in hand though.
United’s recent home form has been mostly positive apart from that slight blip against Sheffield United, as they have won four of their previous five home matches in the Premier League. The Red Devils home matches have certainly been goal-filled of late in the Premier League, with over 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five league matches at Old Trafford.
United have a good recent record against Everton, as they have suffered just one defeat in the last 14 meetings with the Toffees.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team are right in the mix for the European spots, despite an inconsistent recent run of form. The team from Merseyside is currently sixth-place, two points behind fifth-place and four points behind fourth-place Liverpool. However, the visitors have two games on hand on the two teams above them.
A 2-1 win at Leeds United last time out was only their second win in their last five league games, which illustrates the visitor’s frustration. The victory at Elland Road was Everton’s fourth straight away win in the Premier League, their last three all by a one-goal margin.
The Toffees have been better on their travels than on home soil of late. However, Old Trafford has become one of the Toffees boogey grounds, as Everton have won just twice at Manchester United during the Premier League era.
The visitors are likely to bring former Manchester United centre-back, Michael Keane, back into the starting line-up after he was benched last time out. Colombian star James Rodriguez will also be hoping for a return to the starting line-up.
This will by no means be an easy game for United in their title challenge, as Everton have shown their best form on their travels, with Ancelotti showing his tactical acumen. We are predicting that the home side will record a narrow victory in a low-scoring, tight affair.
Verdict: We are backing the home team at odds of 1/2 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 6/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365)
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Will Manchester United boost their title hopes against Everton?
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now odds-on to be sacked by the club before Christmas this year.
The Red Devils have not made the best start to the season, with last night’s Champions League defeat at the hands of Istanbul Basaksehir surely putting him under real pressure.
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This also came just days after a 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal, which extends the team’s awful run of form at home in the Premier League at the moment.
Ladbrokes have been in touch to tell us that United now look increasingly like they could make a change in the dugout very soon, with Solskjaer 8/11 to be given the axe before December 25th.
He’s also the favourite at 4/5 to be the next Premier League manager sacking, while Mauricio Pochettino is also odds-on at 1/2 to replace the Norwegian tactician at Old Trafford.
Pochettino did fine work at Tottenham and seems ready for a job of this size, with United fans likely to agree he’d be a considerable upgrade.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Solskjaer’s days are surely numbered at United and with Pochettino sniffing around, there’s every chance Ole’s wheels will have come completely off by Christmas.”