Sat. Feb 27th, 2021

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Pundits make their Manchester United vs Everton predictions

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Manchester United take on Everton on Saturday night looking to pick up from where they left off after they ruthlessly demolished Southampton 9-0 in midweek.

United will no doubt be in confident mood for the game at Old Trafford after they ran riot against a Saints side that were eventually reduced to nine men.

Yet the Toffees will likely represent a tougher test, with Carlo Ancelotti’s side sat seventh, four points off fourth-placed Liverpool with two games in hand.

United have played Everton twice already this season, once in the Premier League and once in the Carabao Cup, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side coming out on top both times.

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Will they make it a hat-trick of wins on Saturday? Here is what the pundits think.

Mark Lawrenson – BBC

“Manchester United’s 9-0 win over Southampton was a freak result but, even so, it will give them a lot of confidence. This will be a lot harder for them, though.

“On the physical side of things, Everton are very strong, and they have obviously got some quality too.

“Wednesday’s win at Leeds means Carlo Ancelotti’s side have won five of their past six away league games – it’s their home form that has been letting them down recently.

“The Toffees have already beaten Tottenham and Leicester on the road this season, but I think taking the points at Old Trafford too is a big ask.”

Prediction: Manchester United 2 Everton 1

Michael Owen – Bet Victor

“Manchester United’s 9-0 thrashing of Southampton will be long remembered by the Old Trafford faithful.

“Their home form has been a bit of a concern this season, so winning so emphatically will build the confidence that they need if they are to go on a winning run there.

“Everton’s fine season continued with an away win at Leeds midweek. The Toffees are well in the race for Europe and with Carlo Ancelotti at the helm, it would be no surprise to me if they got there.

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Manchester United smashed nine goals past Southampton on Tuesday night as they bounced back from disappointing results against Sheffield United and Arsenal in emphatic fashion.

The game was effectively over as a contest inside the first two minutes as Southampton were reduced to 10 men, but United still had to find the goals and they did exactly that, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial (two), Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James all getting on the scoresheet.

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“Everton have won their last four on the road, however, this will be their hardest test since that run began. United seem full of confidence just now.

“They are undefeated in 13 of their last 14 matches against Everton in all competitions and I think they’ll just edge this one in what should be an entertaining match.”

Prediction: Manchester United 2 Everton 1

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