Season defining games don’t get much bigger than this. Over 90 minutes (and perhaps extra time and penalties) either United or Everton will prevail and make it through to the FA Cup final next month.
For both managers and teams alike this game good not only define a season, but also their futures. So will Van Gaal change this up for the game, or stick with the team that won at Crystal Palace mid-week?
Over the last six games United are in much better form, with four wins and two losses over the period. By comparison Everton’s form as has been disastrous, with three losses and three draws.
Over the last ten games Everton have both conceded and scored more goals than United. But United have kept more clean sheets and have a better defensive record. The Toffees do edge it in terms of form in front of goal.
The KickOff algorithm is predicting a United win (48% likelihood) and Under 2.5 goals to be scored (53% chance). United are picked as the team to score first (51%). The most likely scoreline is picked out to be 1-0, with a 50:50 chance of both teams scoring.