Manchester United will head into the Premier League clash against Everton this weekend at Old Trafford fresher, as Everton went to Russia to play in the Europa League last night.
United will be out for revenge over Everton for results last season and the stats between the sides from Premier League matches already this season make for interesting reading.
Everton have actually scored more goals than United in the league but what has let them down is their defence, which is the worst in the league.
United have enough attacking talent, despite Wayne Rooney’s absence, to pile on the pressure against Everton and give them a lot of difficulties to deal with during the game.
United also appear to have the edge in terms of tackling to win the ball back and duels, which suggests the core strength of their players is slightly greater in terms of straight match ups all over the pitch.
The passing stats are actually very similar with United only slightly ahead in terms of accurate passes this season.
That suggests that whichever side can get on the ball and dominate possession will have a big say in how the match pans out.
Conclusion: It looks like Everton’s defensive record could trip them up in this game although they battled well against Liverpool for a point last weekend.