Everton receive Manchester United on Sunday as the Reds continue their pursuit for a Champions League spot.
Date: 21st April 2019
Time: 14:30 (CET)
Venue: Goodison Park
Solskjaer’s side were defeated by Barcelona on Wednesday and registered just two wins in their last seven games across all competitions. Now they need nothing but the three points as they face the Toffees at Goodison Park.
Everton however, will need to get points from the match as well with a place in the Europa League still possible.
Everton Team News
Everton are set to have just two players from the first team that are not available for the clash for today.
😄 | A win to savour against Manchester United #OnThisDay in 2014!
— Everton (@Everton) April 20, 2019
In defence, Marco Silva will start with Coleman and Digne at fullback positions while Kean and Zouma will take the centre back placement in the starting lineup.
Davies and Gueye should start at holding midfield positions with the attacking midfield trio in a more advanced position being composed of Richarlison, Sigurdsson, and Bernard.
Youngster Calvert-Lewin will be the sole striker for the Toffees.
Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)
Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne; Davies, Gueye; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin
Manchester United Team News
As for the away side, they will have both Alexis Sanchez and Nemanja Matic both available for selection but Herrera and Bailly are both injured. Luke Shaw will also be out for the match due to suspension.
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 21, 2019
In defence, Solskjaer will most likely start with Young on the right and Dalot on the left with Smalling and Lindelof in the middle.
McTominay could be started with Matic who has a chance of returning to the starting lineup for the Red Devils. In a more advanced midfield position, it will star player Paul Pogba who starts for the away side.
Jesse Lingard will start behind the two attackers who will be Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku.
Predicted lineup (4-3-1-2)
De Gea; Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Young; McTominay, Matic, Pogba; Lingard; Rashford, Lukaku
Everton are without a win against Manchester United in their last eight meetings, with six losses out of the eight. United won the reverse fixture this season when they were still under Jose Mourinho.
In 200 meetings, United have won 88 compared to Everton’s 69 and they have shared the spoils 43 times.
The Toffees lost against relegated side Fulham last time out and lost another against Newcastle out of their last five fixtures. The other three were all important wins against Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham away from home.
It could be argued that United are worse off in terms of form in the last five matches, having suffered three losses with two of them coming in the two Champions League matches against Barcelona. They won the other two against West Ham and Watford.
|Fulham 2-0 Everton (13/4)||Barcelona 3-0 Manchester United (16/4)|
|Everton 1-0 Arsenal (7/4)||Manchester United 2-1 West Ham (13/4)|
|West Ham 0-2 Everton (30/3)||Manchester United 0-1 Barcelona (10/4)|
|Everton 2-0 Chelsea (17/3)||Wolves 2-1 Manchester United (2/4)|
|Newcastle 3-2 Everton (9/3)||Manchester United 2-1 Watford (30/3)|
Odds are subject to change.