Everton v Man Utd
Over 3.5 goals ()
This is a really tough opening game for Manchester United, especially as it has been placed on a Monday night when the Goodison Park crowd will be that more 'up for it', making it a tough atmosphere for United to perform in.
Goodison Park used to be a good place for United to visit, but recent seasons have shown getting a result being that much more difficult.
However, this is probably the best time of the season to play Everton away from home as they have struggled to get off to a good start in recent seasons. In fact, they have lost 3 of their last 4 opening games at Goodison Park, including a 2-3 loss to Blackburn Rovers, a 1-6 loss to Arsenal and a 0-1 loss to Queens Park Rangers last season.
I expect Sir Alex Ferguson to play an attacking team similar to the one he started last season and I don't think he will start either Robin Van Persie or Shinji Kagawa considering the rabid atmosphere this ground can provide.
United did have the best away defence in the League, but Everton are going to be pushing forward for goals in this one as they look to make a fast start to the season for once and I do think the home side are going to get on the scoreboard.
Fixtures between the teams have yielded goals in the past, and I think this will be an attacking game as both sides want to put markers down for the season. I think both will score, but I also feel there will be a winner and the evens on the Overs looks a decent shout.
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