everton are on a horrible run of form, while manu are simply irresistible. they have scored 14 and conceded none in a 5-game winning streak. however, it's fair to say that manchester united have not come up against any tough opposition, racking up the wins against aalborg, bolton and blackburn among others. everton, on the other hand, have had a tough time against tougher opposition in the shape of sides like sunderland, newcastle, and of course the great arsenal. with joseph yobo back at full fitness, it could be a good time to back everton to upset manu here. besides, i'm sure the everton fans would hate for rooney to score against them or achieve a win, so the passion from the terraces might just spill over onto the pitch and fire up the likes of lescott and arteta.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on everton +1/1.5 @ 1.91 = $9.55 (odds change)
United have scored 17 in their last 6, and conceded just 1. Ferdinand and Evra will return to the squad, so I don't expect Everton to be able to score. Everton has been leaky all season and will probably concede lots more goals here today. This match comes a day after Rooney's birthday and we all know the imperious form that he's in, and the fact that he loves to score against Everton. Take Rooney to score first/last and a United win.
Roland's prediction: $5 on Manchester United -1 @ 1.800 = $9.00
$5 on Rooney 1st Scorer @ 5.00 = $25.00