Preview: Everton vs. Manchester United: prediction, team news, line-ups

Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Premier League clash between Everton and Manchester United, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.

Everton will aim to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to seven games when they receive manchester united at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the visitors saw their run of four consecutive league wins come to an end last weekend against cross-town rivals Manchester City.

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Conor Coady in action for Everton on 18th September 2022©Reuters

Having marginally avoided their first relegation in the Premier League era last season, Everton have become a much stronger unit under frank lamp in recent times.

Only four teams conceded more goals than the Toffees at the end of last season, but they have the best defensive record in the entire division after eight games, having conceded just seven goals.

The summer signings of Conor Cody Y james tarkowski clearly have had a big influence on that, with Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye also offering more energy and protection in midfield.

Of course, they have only scored as much at the other end, but most managers generally try to fix defense as a matter of priority before looking at ways to help their team score more goals.

Everton ended a run of four successive draws by beating West Ham United before the international break, before securing a 2-1 victory at Southampton last weekend. joe aribo had given the hosts the lead four minutes after halftime, but Coady and dwight mcneil he quickly struck back to provide a major victory for his side.

With a four-point gap wide open in the relegation zone ahead of weekend action, Lampard will hope to see his side express themselves a bit more in the final third against Man Utd on Sunday, while retaining their newfound defensive solidity.

Bruno Fernandes in action for Manchester United on October 2, 2022©Reuters

Man Utd, meanwhile, thrashed champion Man City 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium last Sunday, with two late goals from the substitute. antonio martial making the marker a bit more friendly to visitors.

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Erling Haland Y Phil Foden both sensationally scored hat-tricks for the Citizens as Erik ten Hag‘s team simply couldn’t live with the pace and accuracy of their opponents in and out of possession, although the summer signing anthony He scored his second league goal in two games with a ferocious shot from distance.

The Red Devils came from behind to beat Omonia 3-2 away from home in the Europa League on Thursday night, with Martial and Marco Rashford saving his team blushes from the bench when the England striker pocketed a brace.

However, Ten Hag was less than enthusiastic about his team’s overall performance, calling them “not very good” in his post-match press conference. The former Ajax boss is hoping for a big reaction from his players as they make the short trip to Merseyside to face Everton on Sunday.

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 Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin reacts on 2nd February 2022©Reuters

Everton will be left without defenders Ben Godfrey, Nathan Patterson, mason holgate Y yerry mine due to injury, although the latter have returned to training and could be in contention to face Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.

Lampard has confirmed that Dominic Calvert-Lewin is back in contention for the selection after suffering a ligament injury in August, but is unlikely to be thrown straight into the starting XI, especially with Neal Maupay starting his Everton career in good form.

Abdoulaye Doucoure he appeared off the bench at Southampton last weekend, but may find his place in the team difficult to regain, especially given the remarkable form of alex wobi in a more central role, but anthony gordon should start after coming on only as a substitute during the win.

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Man Utd, meanwhile, will travel without Aaron Wan Bissaka, Donny van de Beek and club captain harry maguire due to injury, but rafael varan he’s still struggling to prove he’s fit enough to start together Lisandro Martinez at the heart of the defense.

The French international was withdrawn five minutes before half-time against Man City after suffering an ankle injury, with Victor Lindeloff waiting in the wings to replace him if necessary.

Tyrell Malacia Y Jadon Sancho both snagged at half time against Omonia in midweek and may find themselves displaced in the starting XI by luke shaw and Martial on the weekend.

Possible Everton starting line-up:
Pickford; Coleman, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko; Onana, Gueye, Iwobi; Gordon, Maupay, Gray

Possible Manchester United starting line-up:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; McTominay, Eriksen; Antonio, Fernandez, Rashford; Martial

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We Say: Everton 1-1 Manchester United

We can imagine a close game on Sunday, with every Everton game so far this season ending in a draw or just one goal difference.

Man Utd may be fatigued after enduring a tougher game than many expected in Cyprus on Thursday, so we think the Toffees can extend their unbeaten run.

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