Everton vs Manchester United: Michael Owen predicts how clash could end

Everton vs Manchester United: Michael Owen predicts how clash could end

Former England forward Michael Owen has predicted that the Everton vs Manchester United clash will end in a score draw.

Man United will look to bounce back to winning ways against struggling Toffees, having played a 1-1 draw against Leicester City at home last time out.

United received yet another chance to continue their top-four hunt when Arsenal got walloped 3-0 by Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Manchester United, who would be without four senior players for the clash, will hope to close in on Tottenham and Arsenal against The Toffees but Owen believes United would only be returning back to Old Trafford with a disappointing draw, which would further thwart United’s top-four hopes.

That is because he believes Frank Lampard’s men will take their home matches seriously if they are to avoid relegation this season and Man United’s struggles in front of goal and their inconsistency.

“Wednesday’s defeat to Burnley was a disaster,” Owen said via Metro. “The pressure and mood around the club can’t be good at all right now, Frank Lampard has a massive job on his hands.

Michael Owen backs Everton to hold Manchester United to a draw
Michael Owen backs Everton to hold Manchester United to a draw

“I’ve said it all along, Goodison Park will determine Everton‘s destiny this season. They’ll need every point they can get at home.

“It says it all that Manchester United’s draw against Leicester last week wasn’t even surprising. Their form has just been so inconsistent, and it feels like this season is just drifting away.

“The lack of goals in the side is a worry. With all the attacking quality they have, they shouldn’t be struggling to put it in the net.

“I think the fans will really be up for this, they know how much trouble this side is in. Goodison can be such a difficult place for away teams when the fans are like that.”

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This weekend, Aston Villa will host Tottenham while Chelsea will take a trip to St Mary’s Stadium to face Southampton while Arsenal will host Brighton and Hove Albion at Emirates.