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Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Everton fixture

Everton face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Toffees will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 47 and win only 18 of the 85 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2007, the Red Devils carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 25 OctEverton1 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 23 DecMan. Utd.2 - 1EvertonPREM
2007/2008Sat 15 SepEverton0 - 1Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 28 AprEverton2 - 4Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Wed 29 NovMan. Utd.3 - 0EvertonPREM
2005/2006Sun 11 DecMan. Utd.1 - 1EvertonPREM
2005/2006Sat 13 AugEverton0 - 2Man. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Red Devils, with 5 goals against.

Everton's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Just 6 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

Man. Utd. are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 50 points from the 22 games played. Everton find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 37 points they have accumulated from 23 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.660016318

FootyMad's prediction ...

Everton are performing with pride on their travels, but the FootyMad panel believes it may not be enough to prevent the Red Devils coming away with a hard-fought home win. Home win.

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 6 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Everton Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.