Manchester United vs Everton: Team News, Line Ups, Preview, Stats Ad Prediction For The FA Cup Semi-final

United are marching over to Wembley for their FA cup semi-finals against Everton this Saturday. It will be their 12 FA cup meeting in total and 3rd as the semifinalist. After their victory over Palace and Aston Villa, United will be looking to enjoy the FA cup success. Everton, on the other hand, are having a tough season this time round in which, they are sitting on the 11th spot of the premier league table. Everton had a great FA cup tie last time in which, they defeated Chelsea with a comfortable scoreline of 2-0.

United will be going to Wembley with their head held high as they are on a great run of form with five wins in their last 6 games including the 2-0 victory over West Ham in the FA cup quarter-final. Everton, on the other hand, are still suffering from their embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

Wembley is the grandest stage of all and both the teams will give a tough fight to cancel each other out. Games like these promise great footballing action and it’s just a matter of time to see who will make it to the final.

Manchester United vs Everton Team News-

The knock sustained by Chris Smalling in the closing stages of the last game was not serious and hence, he will be available for the next game.

Van Gaal made many changes in his last game and it will be tricky to predict who he chooses to play against Everton.

Schweinsteiger, Januzaj and Shaw will be absent for the team due to their respective injuries.

For Everton, Funes Mori is suspended after being sent off against Liverpool and most probably, the team will be without Gareth Barry as well. Browning, Seamus Coleman and Tony Hibbert are all set to miss their games, however Jagielka and Stones might return to the side.

Lineups-

Manchester United-

De Gea

Valencia; Smalling; Blind; Fosu-Mensah

Fellaini; Schneiderlin; Rooney

Mata; Rashford; Martial

Everton-

Howard

Oviedo; Jagielka; Stones; Baines

Lennon; McCarthy; Cleverly; Barkley; Mirallas

Lukaku

Key Stats-

Martinez has lost 10 of his 14 meetings with United as a manager, winning four of those games – three of which have come during his time in charge of Everton.

United have won 84 and lost 69 of the previous meetings against Everton.

Both the sides met just twice in the FA cup finals in the 1985 and 1995; and, both sides claim a 1-0 win apiece.

Prediction-

Looking at United’s recent form, they have the upper hand in the game and Rashford will be the one to watch. On the other hand, Everton have their prolific goal scorer Lukaku who could be a threat for the defenders. Everton are struggling in the defence and United could take an advantage of it. Particularly, Oviedo and Baines are the only defenders definitely fit to start for Everton. United have beaten Everton home and away in the Premier League this season and look set to make it a third victory at Wembley.

2-0 United

 

 

 

Written by Swapnil Bhopatkar

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