Manchester United have a tricky away fixture this evening against Everton.
Unsurprisingly, pundits are backing Manchester United to lose this tie at Goodison Park.
Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton believes the atmosphere will make life difficult for Erik ten Hag’s side.
“Everton are in a relegation battle now, but I still think they will be good enough to stay up,” Sutton told BBC Sport.
“There is a lot of talk about how their points deduction will galvanise the whole club but I think there is a chance the occasion could suit United because there is going to be a powder keg atmosphere at Goodison Park on Sunday.
“There is the risk that Everton’s players could get over-excited, and they need to keep 11 players on the field. I am sure that will be the message from their manager Sean Dyche too and, if they manage that, Everton have a very good chance of winning this game. Their recent form has been very good.
“Results-wise, United have been doing better than anyone, with four wins in their past five league games, but if you have seen them play this season you will know they have mostly been awful. I have got a sneaky feeling they will benefit from all the fervour around Everton at the moment and somehow find a way of winning this game too, but I believe in fairytales, which is why I am going with an Everton victory.
“Goodison will be absolutely bouncing if I am right.”
Chris Sutton predicted a 2-1 win for the home side.
Arsenal legend Paul Merson also commented on the atmosphere that would be present at Goodison Park.
Paul Merson said in his prediction for Sportskeeda: “The atmosphere at Goodison Park will be mind-blowing this Sunday. After what happened with Everton’s point deduction, the fans are going to be up for this one.
“I don’t see Everton losing this game. It’s us against the world as far as Sean Dyche’s men are concerned and Goodison Park will be rocking.
“United will be up against a team determined to prove everyone wrong. I’d actually be shocked if Everton got beaten in this one. Everton players work hard for each other and that is something we can’t really say about the Reds at this point in time.”
Paul Merson also predicted a 2-1 win for Everton.