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Is Everton vs Manchester United on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Carabao Cup fixture


Silverware hopes are on the line at Goodison Park on Wednesday night, as Everton host Manchester United in the Carabao Cup quarter-final. The two teams are hoping their current good form means they are on the rise again after some tough recent seasons, with weekend wins leaving both Toffees and Red Devils in the Premier League top four.

Everton are yet to win the League Cup and United will be four years on from their last final appearance come the end of the season, with the final itself having been moved back to April in the hope that by then, more supporters will be allowed inside Wembley to witness the spectacle.

Carlo Ancelotti has already stated that he hopes to win the competition and so will play a full-strength line-up, as he bids to write himself into Everton folklore by ending their 25-year wait for a trophy of any kind. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also notes a trophy is important for United and has challenged the current crop of players to earn one.

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With Man City and Spurs still in the competition this isn’t the final hurdle toward an easy piece of silverware by any means, but the boost from beating another big rival will surely give whichever team wins on the night a lot of confidence in their ability to go all the way this year.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game.

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When is the game?

The match kicks off at 8pm on Wednesday, 23 December 2020.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football and Ultra HD. Subscribers can also stream the fixture via the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

What is the team news?

Everton are still without James Rodriguez, Allan and Lucas Digne. Andre Gomes is a doubt but might not have started in any case. Seamus Coleman could come in from the start after returning from injury at the weekend.

Manchester United could be without Scott McTominay after his injury late in the game against Leeds. Luke Shaw is a doubt through injury, but United have everyone else available and the only question is how strong a team Solskjaer picks for this competition.

Predicted line-ups

EVE: Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey; Davies, Doucoure; Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.

MUN: Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Fred, Pogba; Greenwood, Van de Beek, Rashford; Cavani.

Odds

Everton  – 41/18

Draw – 11/4

Manchester United – 6/5

Prediction

This should be a game where both go for the win rather than be fearful of losing. Perhaps United’s greater depth and ability to rotate at this stage might just edge the match in their favour but Everton will rue a huge missed opportunity if they don’t produce a big performance on the night, given how long it has been since they won a trophy. Everton 1-2 Man United.

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