Manchester United To End Everton’s Run

By on April 22, 2011

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Manchester United have the opportunity to temporarily extend their lead over Chelsea and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League to 9 points when they face Everton in the early kick off at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The hosts take a 6 point lead into the weekend with just 5 league games remaining. However, the title race isn’t quite over yet as they have an away game at Arsenal in between their Champions League semi final clash with Schalke 04, and then play Chelsea the weekend following the second leg.

Sir Alex Ferguson will know his team can settle for nothing less than 3 points on Saturday.

Everton come into this game with one of the best records in the league over the past 7 games; winning 5 and drawing 2. However, all of these opponents are outside of the top 8 and include out-of-form sides Sunderland and Blackburn as well as bottom of the league Wolves. Manchester United will be a different test and a tougher challenge for David Moyes’ side.

Everton have the players in position to deal with crosses from Antonio Valencia, Nani or whoever plays down the wing for Manchester United; Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin can deal with crosses. However, Nani running at them and the nifty Javier Hernandez are capable of causing them great difficulties.

Wayne Rooney is set to face his former side, but it will be interesting to see Ferguson’s selection with half an eye on the away trip to Schalke 04 on Tuesday night in the Champions League; looking to reach his 4th Champions League final as Manchester United manager.

Everton’s last two away games have been victories over Newcastle (2-1) and Wolves (3-0) respectively. The creativity of both Mikel Arteta and Marouane Fellaini remain absent for this game, while Tim Cahill is listed as a doubt for this weekend’s game. Jermaine Beckford is now only 2 goals behind Everton’s leading scorer Cahill, but has still only completed 90 minutes once as a Premier League player.

Manchester United have kept 14 clean sheets in the league this season; 9 of those have come at Old Trafford in the 16 games they’ve hosted. West Brom remain the only side to have taken a point on their travels to United this season and it will be a tough ask for Everton to repeat that feat. I don’t see it happening.

After last week’s successful tip, I am going to suggest Manchester United to to beat Everton at 1.48 with Betfair this weekend. If you’re feeling confident in Manchester United’s defence, they are 2.38 to win to nil. Stay tuned for more football betting tips.

Written by Premiership Tips.

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