Inconsistent Reds hosts a rejuvenated Everton side at Old Trafford for matchday 7 of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign.
Manchester United go into this fixture with one loss in the new premier league campaign. The Reds have shown below-par performances against Aston Villa and West Ham. However, they sit fourth in the premier league standings having picked up 13 points from a possible 15. Manchester United will head into this fixture full of confidence after an entertaining 2-1 win over champions league counterparts Villarreal. They went behind in the 53rd minute but soon equalized with an Alex Telles superb volley. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a last-minute winner to grab all 3 points for the Reds. Their last premier league outing was a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa. Despite 61% possession and 28 shots, they failed to score and were punished with a late goal. Captain Harry Maguire is ruled out with a calf injury. Long-term absentees Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo remain sidelined. Luke Shaw is a doubt.
Everton has made notable changes in the style of play under new manager Rafael Benitez. The Toffees sit 5th in the premier league table with 13 points from a possible 15. Everton are with four wins in the premier league. They have scored 12 goals and conceded seven. Their last premier league outing was a comfortable 2-0 over Norwich. They opened the scoring with an Andros Townsend penalty after Allan was fouled in the box. They maintained the pressure and doubled their lead in the 77th minute after Doucoure finishing off a superb counter-attack. Everton has a long injury list. Strikers Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison are ruled out with injuries. Fabian Delph, Andre Gomes, and Seamus Coleman are also unavailable.
Manchester United has lost just three of their last 12 premier league games on home ground. They have seen over 2.5 goals in six of their last nine games The Reds are not on their defensive best with BTTS in seven of their last ten premier league games. Despite being handicapped in attack, Rafael Benitez’s men should score a frail Man Utd’s defense. Veteran striker Cristiano Ronaldo is tipped to score here.
PREDICTION: MAN UTD WIN 1-0/2-0/2-1
ACCUMULATOR TIP: OVER 1.5
ANYTIME GOALSCORER: CRISTIANO RONALDO