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Everton v Manchester United – Match preview and predictions

Everton host Manchester United at Goodison Park with both sides in need of points as they chase Europe.

Here’s all you need to know about Sunday’s Premier League clash…

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Everton: LWWWL

Last weekend’s shock 2-0 defeat at already relegated Fulham ended Marco Silva’s side’s three-match winning run, and was another example of the inconsistency which has plagued his side this season.

Everton trail seventh-placed Leicester by just a point, as they bid to finish the highest of teams outside the Premier League’s ‘big six’.

Before the defeat at Craven Cottage, Silva’s side had found a new sense of solidity with five clean sheets from six and will be hoping to continue that defensive record for United’s visit to Goodison.

Andre Gomes will miss the clash having received a retrospective three-game ban for stamping on Aleksandr Mitrovic, with the 25-year-old to miss games with Crystal Palace and Burnley following the clash with United.

Defender Yerry Mina and ex-United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin could return following thigh and ankle injuries respectively.

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Manchester United: WLWLW

An inconscient run of form has seen United’s resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stutter, with the club currently sixth in the division and two points outside of the Premier League’s top four.

Tuesday night’s Champions League exit to Barcelona means Manchester United will end the season without a trophy, and securing qualification for next seasons competition will prove crucial in attracting players to Old Trafford this summer.

Luke Shaw will miss the trip to Goodison as he serves a suspension for picking up 10 yellow cards, whilst Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera will again miss out with a groin problem.

Chris Smalling suffered a hamstring complaint in midweek but could feature, whilst Alexis Sanchez is in contention having returned from injury with a substitute appearance at the Nou Camp.

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Predicted Lineups

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Gueye, Davies, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

Manchester United: De Gea, Young, Jones, Lindelof, Rojo, McTominay, Matic, Pogba, Lingard, Rashford, Lukaku

Who is the referee?

Paul Tierney.

What TV channel is Everton v Manchester United on?

UK readers can watch the game on Sky Sports Main Event.

US readers can watch the game on NBC Sports Live.

What time is kick off?

13:30 GMT.

Odds

Everton – 21/10

Draw – 12/5

Manchester United – 5/4