David Moyes heads back to Goodison Park for the first time since leaving Everton for Manchester United and that will add a little extra spice to what is already shaping up to be a huge occasion.
It’s a must-win clash for Everton following their surprise defeat to Crystal Palace in midweek and William Hill chalk the Champions-League chasing Blues up at 6/4 to make it an unhappy return for their former boss.
United are a 2/1 shot at Betfred, a price that reflects the fortunes of both clubs since Moyes’s Old Trafford switch and while Stan James’s stalemate quote of 12/5 is set to prove popular, the Blues’ impressive home record – the midweek loss notwithstanding – should see them sneak it.
The key could be the visitors’ lack of attacking options in light of Robin van Persie’s absence and the fitness doubts surrounding ex-Toffee Wayne Rooney and with that in mind, Roberto Martinez’s men appeal at 15/4 (Coral) to prevail ‘to nil’.
More specifically, BetVictor offer a generous 19/2 for the hosts to grab the only goal, as they did in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford.
Everton to beat Man Utd ‘to nil’ – 15/4 (Coral)