Everton and Manchester United clash in the quarterfinals of the English Football League Cup. It is one of the most interesting games this Wednesday, which is why we had to make a coverage of it. Everton looks excellent, and United is on the way towards the same. Toffees have three wins in a row, while Man Utd recorded two, but scoring many goals. The two sides already met once this year, and Solskajer’s side had more success. Is it time to see a rematch or no?
Everton (+230) completed its tough stretch with three wins in a row, adding the last one this weekend against Arsenal. It was 2-1 for Ancelotti’s guys, who pushed the Gunners further into the crisis. But that is of no concern to us here.
What we want to tell is that Everton’s defense stepped up recently, keeping their net protected against Chelsea and Leicester, which is quite a solid achievement having in mind who plays upfront for these two crews.
The Toffees had a cold-streak during which they won just once in seven events, losing twice at home during that period. Doubters and critics immediately appeared, but it seems that Ancelotti found a way to shut them down.
Manchester United (+110) was more than convincing against Leeds, beating the Peacocks 6-2. Previously, the Red Devils took down Sheffield United on the road, 2-3, following 0-0 in Manchester Derby against City.
Overall, this is a superb stretch keeping in mind that they recently suffered elimination from the Champions League. Back then, Solskjaer was walking on thin ice, and everyone expected to seem fired after a failure in Germany. Yet, he survived once again.
Eight of the previous 10 games United played saw over 2.5 goals, and the same ended with both sides netting.
Brazilian midfielder Allan is out for the hosts, same as Fabian Delph, Lucas Digne, and Gbamin. Andre Gomes and James Rodriguez are questionable.
On the other side, the Red Devils are coming to Goodison without Phil Jones and Marcus Rojo. Two-time scorer against Leeds, Scott McTominay, and Luke Shaw are both doubtful.
Head to Head Matches
United has 89 wins against Everton, while Toffees have 70, with 45 matches ending without winners.
They already met this season, at Goodison, and United won 1-3. The home team reached the lead first, but Bruno Fernandes erased that, clearing the path to his team’s another triumph.
By the way, four of the previous five H2H meetings saw goals on both sides.
We expect a highly competitive match, but with a bit changed lineups than usual. We don’t believe that Ancelotti will risk anything and put James in starting 11, for example. Usually, EFL games bring a bit higher efficiency than usual, and combined with the recent tradition when Everton and Man Utd meet, both teams to score is our first choice here. The odds are not as high as some would like, just -195, but they are safe.
If you want to bet on the winner, which we don’t recommend, go with United. They are excellent on the road this year.
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