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Everton vs Manchester United: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :November 24, 2023 at 10:03 PM
Modified at :November 24, 2023 at 10:04 PM
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Syed Talib Haider


Can the Toffees overcome the point deduction and beat United?

All eyes are on Everton this Sunday at Goodison Park. They're playing for the first time since dropping into the Premier League relegation zone, losing ten points due to breaking financial rules.

This decision has fueled a strong 'us against the world' spirit among Everton fans. The atmosphere at the match against Manchester United will be intense, with the Toffees aiming to push through the adversity.

Although Everton's point deduction issue isn't resolved, a win here could lift them out of the relegation zone by the weekend's end. Considering Manchester United's struggles this season, this game has a compelling story unfolding. Both teams will be looking topple the other, and that is where the clash will get fiery.

Kick-off

Sunday, 26th November 2023, 4.30 PM GMT (10:00 PM IST)

Location: Goodison Park

Form

Everton (in all competitions): L-W-W-D-W

Manchester United (in all competitions): L-L-W-L-W

Players to watch for

Abdoulaye Doucoure (Everton)

Although it has not been a good start to the season for Everton, some players still have shown their guile for the team. Abdoulaye Doucoure is one. He has been solid for the Toffees in the midfield. Doucoure has been putting in defensive work when needed, along with the attacking output. He has 4 goals this season in front of his name.

Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)

Bruno Fernandes Manchester United
Fernandes has 3 goals and 2 assists in the Premier League this season.

The Red Devils' captain will be once again their key player against Everton. Pulling the strings and creating chances, Bruno undoubtedly be the difference maker. Fernandes has 3 goals and 2 assists in the Premier League this season.

Match facts

  • Everton have just won once in the last 8 meetings with Manchester United, with D4 and 3L.
  • If Manchester United win on Sunday, Everton will become the first side to get beaten by a single opponent 40 times in the Premier League.

Injury and team news

Everton team news:

Everton enters the game determined, missing Dele Alli and Andre Gomes. There's hope for the return of Onana and Coleman. Manager Sean Dyche is likely to stick with the in-form players who lifted Everton from the relegation zone before the recent ruling.

Manchester United team news:

Injuries have plagued Manchester United this season. Although left-back Luke Shaw is back in training, he may not start. Goalkeeper Andre Onana is fit, and Wan-Bisakka is expected to return. However, Malacia, Evans, and Martinez are unavailable. Predicting the XI is challenging with Eriksen and Casemiro sidelined and doubts about Rasmus Hojlund's fitness.

Head-to-head

Matches: 211

Everton: 71

Manchester United: 93

Draws: 47

Predicted lineup for Everton vs Manchester United

Everton Predicted lineup (4-4-1-1)

Pickford; Young, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Harrison, Garner, Onana, McNeil; Doucoure; DCL

Manchester United Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)

Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Reguilon; McTominay, Amrabat; Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho; Rashford

Match prediction for Everton vs Manchester United

Ahead of the clash in Goodison Park, both of the teams are coming off a poor spell. Although United look strong on paper, the home side have a little statement to make after the recent point deductions. So, we predict a draw at the Merseyside.

Prediction: Everton 1 - 2 Manchester United

Telecast

India – Star Sports, Disney+ Hotstar

UK – Sky Sports, TNT Sports, Amazon Prime Video

US –  NBC, USA Network, Peacock

Nigeria – DSTV, Gotv, Star Times, Kwese TV

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