By no demand at all, I'm back and this time I'm armed with a bigger punting float and will be writing in units (*). If I look slightly more professional, I'm going to win. Right?!
Everton v Man Utd
Looking at Everton league games (home) v Utd since the turn of the millenium the record is significantly in favour of Utd (2-1-7). Even if Everton won 3-1 last time out, they are pretty bad starters to the season (stats could prove this wrong, it's my impression anyway!) and that's continued this year with only 1 point from 9, no clean sheets and only 1 goal. This is compared with Utd who have picked up 2 wins and a draw from their opening 3 games, keeping 2 clean sheets in the process and scoring 8 goals.
According to Goal.com's preview of possible starting line-ups and injury news, things look good for Utd.
The prices for this match look about right imo. Everton are a good top eight team and the point total they have does not reflect how they have played to date so I would not be getting involved on United, at odds on, even though they are playing well. As a United fan I hope you are right though.