What is it?
A Premier League match between two sides probably exceeding most people’s expectations for this season – Manchester United and Everton. In the reverse fixture back in November Bruno Fernandes scored twice in the 3-1 win – a victory that eased what was then pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. How things change in a few months…
When is it?
This Saturday, so February 6.
What time is kick-off?
What TV channel is it on?
Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
What is the team news?
Edinson Cavani should be fit after recovering from his midweek ankle injury, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.
The Uruguayan striker, who has already scored twice against Everton in two previous meetings this season, was substituted at halftime against Southampton.
“Edinson should be available, yeah, definitely,” Solskjaer told reporters. “He got a bad ankle knock there.
“(Defender) Eric (Bailly) is a doubt and apart from that everyone’s raring to go.”
Carlo Ancelotti hopes to have goalkeeper Jordan Pickford available after he missed the midweek win over Leeds. Allan and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are working their way back to fitness.
What have we said about the clubs?
What are the current standings?
What are the odds?
- Manchester United to win 5/9
- Everton to win 23/4
- Draw 7/2
What’s our prediction?
Confidence is soaring for Manchester United following their 9-0 hammering of Southampton while Everton were made to work hard to grind out a 2-1 win over Leeds on Wednesday. United also have historical form in their favour, having lost just one of their last 27 home Premier League games against Everton. Records are there to be broken, but expect United to prove too strong.
Predicted score: Manchester United 3 Everton 1