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Everton vs Manchester United: Writer Prediction League

Europe beckons for both of Sunday’s combatants

Manchester United v Everton FC - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Everton’s tough run of fixtures continues this week with the Toffees hosting Manchester United.

This match brings a similar feeling to last week’s matchup against Arsenal — a traditional Premier League powerhouse, currently dangerous yet flawed. Everton’s sloppy play in front of both goals cost them a chance at points in that one, and makes this match all the more important.

Before we look ahead to our United predictions, let’s review the Arsenal match one last time.

Arsenal Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. Aubameyang Gomes Draw 1-1 1
Brian F. Richarlison Richarlison Draw 1-1 0
Brian L. Calvert-Lewin Richarlison Everton 2-1 1
Calvin Richarlison Richarlison Arsenal 2-1 2
Chris Walcott Gomes Everton 2-1 1
Geno 0
Matt A. Pepe Richarlison Arsenal 3-2 4
Matthew C. 0
Pat Iwobi Iwobi Draw 2-2 0
Pete Richarlison Holgate Draw 1-1 0
Rachel Bellerin Digne Draw 1-1 0
Tom Richarlison Richarlison Everton 2-0 0
Zach Richarlison Holgate Everton 2-1 0

Matt A. was the big winner of the week. He had the Gunners winning the match and by the correct score, earning him four points. Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring and Andre Gomes was voted MOTM in his return to action.

2019-20 RBM Prediction League Table

Writer Points
Writer Points
Adam B. 43
Matthew C. 43
Rachel 42
Matt A. 40
Brian F. 38
Tom 35
Pete 34
Calvin 34
Zach 32
Brian L. 31
Chris 26
Pat 26
Geno 17

Those results doubled my lead over Rachel atop the table, with Matt A. riding his big week into third place. He’ll look to continue his ascent when Everton host Manchester United on Sunday.

Manchester United Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. Walcott Gomes Everton 1-0 0
Brian F. Martial Richarlison United 2-1 0
Brian L. Calvert-Lewin Holgate Everton 2-1 1
Calvin Martial Richarlison United 2-1 0
Chris 0
Geno Richarlison Richarlison Everton 2-1 0
Matt A. Richarlison Richarlison United 2-1 0
Matthew C. Richarlison Richarlison Draw 1-1 4
Pat Richarlison Richarlison Draw 2-2 2
Pete Richarlison Richarlison Everton 2-0 0
Rachel Calvert-Lewin Gomes Everton 2-1 1
Tom Calvert-Lewin Gomes Everton 2-1 1
Zach Calvert-Lewin Calvert-Lewin Everton 2-1 2

Everton’s return to Goodison Park coincides with an increase in our optimism. Seven of our writers have the Toffees taking all three points, with another two picking a draw.

Richarlison is far and away the favorite in both the opening goalscorer and Everton MOTM categories.