By Sedara Oluwadara
The penultimate fixture of the weekend in the English Premier League takes place on the 9th of October between Everton and Manchester United.
This is a rare Sunday night match in the Premier League and will be played at Goodison Park.
The hosts begin the weekend in 11th place on 10 points while the visitors are in 6th place on 12 points.Everton come into the game having recorded a 2-1 win at Southampton in the Premier League last weekend.
The Toffees fell a goal behind shortly after half time but responded superbly to score 2 goals of their own just 5 minutes later to take maximum points.That result means Everton are undefeated in their last 7 matches in all competitions.
They have won each of their last 2 games, both of which have come in the Premier League and there have been draws at Brentford and Leeds United plus a 0-0 draw at home against Liverpool.However, home form in the Premier League shows Everton have recorded only 1 win from their 4 most recent matches.
The win came over West Ham United but despite only winning 1 game in their last 4 at home, Everton are proving difficult to beat on home soil.
They have lost only 2 of their last 10 home fixtures in the Premier League.Manchester United make the short journey to Goodison Park having beat Omonia Nicosia 3-2 away from home in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Having been trailing 1-0 at half time, Manchester United came out strongly in the second half and scored 3 goals before conceding a second themselves in the final minutes.
It was important for Manchester United to bounce back with a win following the 6-3 humiliation at Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend.
However, despite being second best in that game, Manchester United have won 4 of their last 5 Premier League fixtures. There have been wins over Liverpool and Arsenal at home plus Southampton and Leicester City away.
Away form in the Premier League shows Manchester United have won 2 of their 3 most recent matches but they are the only wins from their last 10 away trips in the league.
Trends show Manchester United have conceded at least 1 goal in each of their last 8 Premier League games against Everton.
Team news and Everton continue without Yerry Mina, Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey, Andros Townsend, and Nathan Patterson, who are all in the treatment room.
Anthony Gordon will hope to start having been on the bench last week.
Manchester United are without the injured quartet of Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek, Martin Dúbravka, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Raphael Varane could return from injury to take his place in central defence.
Everton will come into this game with plenty of confidence and should score.
However, Manchester United are dangerous on their day and if they turn up and play to their best, it could be the Red Devils who take maximum points.