Everton vs Manchester City Premier League Predictions

Premier League Everton vs Man-City
Everton vs Manchester City Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 0-2.

With the Carabao Cup Final in their sights, City need all three points on the blue side of Merseyside to stay in touch with the red side of Merseyside.

Predictions

Everton need a win to boost morale and City need a win to keep up with Liverpool at the top of the table, so there should be goals galore in this game given the attacking talent City have and the defensive frailties that Everton are currently suffering.

Everton will be underdogs for this one but Marco Silva will need both luck and the crowd on his side for this game –  a rocking Goodison Park has been known to cause a Pep Guardiola side issues in the past.

City need a response after their 2-1 loss to Newcastle and, given recent results, there’s hardly a better fixture than Everton. They should have the talent on hand to beat Silva’s side, who themselves need a win to keep themselves pushing for a potential Europa League spot, but City may smell blood at Goodison.

If Everton do want to get the win, they’ll need to find goals from somewhere. A potential point of attack could be the City full backs with an error prone Kyle Walker and out of position Danilo occupying the spaces for the champions. They could be key to an Everton loss if the wingers for the Toffees are on form.

That being said, City and Guardiola will probably have drilled the errors out of Walker and have probably have informed the players on how to deal with any potential Everton threat, so it could be likely that we see a few goals in this one.

City may be favourites for this one, but if we’ve learnt anything from the champions this season it’s that if they score too early, it can occasionally come back to bite them, just like it did against Newcastle. If Everton can keep the score down at half time or even be level, they’ll be well in with a chance of a shock win. But that’s definitely against odds, with a 2-1 City win far more likely.

Betting Tips

Everton will be intent on giving their home fans a game to remember given their recent and controversial away FA Cup loss to Millwall and given the famous Goodison atmosphere under the floodlights, this is amongst the best online betting odds for this re-arranged game. 888sport have it as 9/1 for the Citizens to run out 2-1 winners in a close game that they’ll definitely see as must win.

After the game against Newcastle at St James’ Park, Manchester City will be aware that they need to avoid another slip up in this title race, but if they score early on like they did against Newcastle, it wouldn’t be outrageous to suggest that Everton could nick one before the break before City go on to win – rated at 7/2 by 888sport. City obviously have the better of the attacking options but they’ve been known to let leads slip when they should be comfortably ahead in games, and this one might not be any different.

Statistics

Head to Head

Manchester City have the better of the recent record between the two clubs – winning the last two and losing just twice in the league since 2011 – so history suggests that City will be overwhelming favourites heading into this one.

Stats

  • The top scorer in this fixture in the Premier League era is Romelu Lukaku with five goals, who is level with Tim Cahill who is also on five goals.
  • These two have faced off against one another 77 times in their history, with Everton having more wins than City (29 Everton wins, 27 City wins) and 22 draws in the 77 games in all competitions.
  • Against the top six this season, Everton have lost all but one game (away at Chelsea, 0-0) so City will almost certainly fancy themselves tho get all three points on this occasion.
By:James Cooke

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

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