Everton are 7/5 favourites to beat Manchester United on Sunday afternoon as David Moyes looks to dent his former side’s Champions League ambitions.
When he was at Everton, David Moyes always just fell short of the Champions League and Sunday’s clash could see the Scot see them just miss out yet again should Manchester United pick up the victory at Goodison Park.
Current Toffees boss Roberto Martinez will have other ideas though and aim for Everton to move back into the top four after they were overtaken by Arsenal in mid-week.
After the surprise 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace in mid-week, Roberto Martinez may re-evaluate his squad and look to hand a start to the in-form Steven Naismith who has scored in his last two Premier League fixtures.
Naismith could come in for either Aiden McGeady or Gerard Deulofeu as Martinez looks to ensure that all of the key players feature for the full 90 minutes in what is the start of a tough run-in for Everton.
One factor that will work in favour of Everton is that they have a strong record against United at Goodison Park as they are unbeaten in 4 out of the last 5 fixtures played in Merseyside.
This is a point that David Moyes will know all too well as Manchester United know that a loss on Sunday will all but end their hopes of earning a spot in Europe for next season.
Moyes will also certainly hand a start to Juan Mata after the Spanish midfielder scored twice last weekend in their thumping victory over Newcastle last time out.
Alongside that, Wayne Rooney will be out to cause his former side some trouble as the England international looks to reach 20 Premier League goals before the rest of the season.
Although their form at Goodison Park has been sketchy in recent years, Manchester United have been one of the strongest sides away from home this season notching up 33 points on their travels – more than any other league side.
With both sides still dreaming of a spot in the Champions League, a win will do wonders for their seasons so don’t be surprised to see Everton and Manchester United put everything on the line when Sunday afternoon comes about