England: Premier League
Match start: 17:00 (GMT+2)
5 months ago at the finish of the last season the match between the teams of José Mourinho and Ronald Koeman on Old Trafford has ended with a draw – 1:1. Besides, the Mancunians by a miracle avoided defeat on the 94th minute after the accurate kick of Zlatan Ibrahimović.
To be fair, it is necessary to remind that at that time the most honored English club had transformed all its matches of national championship as a stage of training to the decisive battles of the Europa League and that is why, didn’t pay particular attention to the final result.
Man. United (the head coach José Mourinho)
But now, during the forthcoming battle with Everton the hosts of Old Trafford are eager to right themselves for the loss of the points. On last Tuesday United had destroyed Swiss Basel in the 1st round of the Champions League’s group stage (3:0). Now the Mancunians are ready to continue their fight against Manchester City and Chelsea for new champion’s title:
Man. United – 10, Manchester City – 10, Chelsea – 9, Watford – 8, Tottenham – 7 …
Everton (the head coach Ronald Koeman)
Absolutely different mood now has the second by its status Merseyside club. As during three last matches against Chelsea (0:2), Tottenham (0:3) and Atalanta (0:3) on last Thursday in frames of the Europa League, the Toffees had lost three times in a row with the total score – 0:8.
So, what do we have now? The link Sigurðsson – Rooney for which Koeman had high hopes at the start of new season isn’t working at all. And the current experimental squad of Everton’s defense resembles wide public thoroughfare …
The outcome of the forthcoming match is obvious for a score of reasons. The Mancunians played with Basel on their home arena on Tuesday and Merceyside club was playing with Atalanta in Reggio nell'Emilia On Thursday. That is, after its victory the team of José Mourinho was getting ready to the forthcoming battle for 4 days.
Man. United – 1.35, draw – 5.25, Everton – 10.00;
Our tip: Man. United (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.54 Pinnacle