Everton vs Manchester United predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Carabao Cup fixture tonight


Manchester United head to Everton on Wednesday night as the two teams meet in the League Cup quarter-final.

The Toffees haven’t been to the final since 1984 and have never won the EFL Cup in all its guises, while for United it’s only four seasons since they were in the final – when they won in 2017, beating Crystal Palace in the final. The Red Devils have won the cup five times overall.

Heading into the match, both teams have been in great form and are in the Premier League’s top four, with Everton beating Arsenal at the weekend and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side seeing off Leeds in an enthralling thrashing.

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Everton have only played one top-flight side en-route to the last eight this season, with wins over Salford City and Fleetwood being followed up with a 4-1 hammering of West Ham in the last round. United, meanwhile, have been away three times now and beat Luton and Brighton in earlier rounds. The home side will have the backing of 2,000 fans as they seek to reach the semis, with both teams knowing the final has been moved back to April if they make it all the way.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

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When is the game?

The match kicks off at 8pm on Wednesday, 23 December 2020.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football and Ultra HD. Subscribers can also stream the fixture via the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

What is the team news?

Everton are still without James Rodriguez, Allan and Lucas Digne. Andre Gomes is a doubt but might not have started in any case. Seamus Coleman could come in from the start after returning from injury at the weekend.

Manchester United could be without Scott McTominay after his injury late in the game against Leeds. Luke Shaw is a doubt through injury, but United have everyone else available and the only question is how strong a team Solskjaer picks for this competition.

Predicted line-ups

EVE: Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey; Davies, Doucoure; Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.

MUN: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Pogba; Greenwood, Van de Beek, Rashford; Cavani.

Odds

Everton  – 41/18

Draw – 11/4

Manchester United – 6/5

Prediction

This should be a game where both go for the win rather than be fearful of losing. Perhaps United’s greater depth and ability to rotate at this stage might just edge the match in their favour but Everton will rue a huge missed opportunity if they don’t produce a big performance on the night, given how long it has been since they won a trophy. Everton 1-2 Man United.

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