Everton vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Everton vs Manchester City in Premier League.
Everton vs Manchester City Match Preview
The toughest task right now in the Premier League is to play Manchester City. A middling Everton will have that thankless job this week when they host City at the Goodison Park in Everton. This Everton vs Manchester City match will be played on Saturday, March 31, so check out our Everton vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips.
Everton were down in the dumps when Ronald Koeman was at the helm, but had enjoyed a meteoric rise under Sam Allardyce. Although things have slowed a bit from the heady highs of the start, it has to be said that ‘Big Sam’ has done a great job with the Toffees. Ahead of this Everton vs Manchester City game, the hosts are ninth in the league after having played 31 games (40 pts, W11, D7, L13). Practically, they have amassed the minimum points required to assure safety, which means one worry less for Allardyce’s side. The challenge for the hosts is to see if they can catch the sixth-placed Arsenal, eight points ahead. A two-match winning streak was halted by the international break, but even the most ardent home supporters know that it is next to impossible to win this game.
What do we say about the all-conquering Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City? They are 16 points ahead of their nearest competitors and with eight games remaining including this Everton vs Manchester City fixture, it will require a miracle to stop them from winning the title. Not just that, they are the league’s top-scorer with 85 goals and have conceded the least with 20 goals. Their away form is impeccable too, although they have won only two of their last five trips (W2, D1, L2).
Everton vs Manchester City H2H
The recent seven encounters have seen both sides won twice each while drawing three matches. That includes a draw in the reverse fixture in this season opener.
Everton vs Manchester City Team News
Everton will not have Eliaquim Mangala’s services as he is ineligible to play against his parent club. Ashley Williams serves the final match of his three-game suspension, while James McCarthy and Gylfi Sigurdsson are injured.
Sergio Aguero was unfit for Argentina in the international break and Pep may not risk him for this fixture. Fabian Delph is also a doubt for the visitors.
Everton vs Manchester City Probable Line-ups
Everton: Pickford (GK), Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Gueye, Rooney, Walcott, Davies, Bolasie, Tosun.
Manchester City: Ederson (GK), Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Jesus, Sane.
Everton vs Manchester City Prediction
Everton were the only side to take points off the impressive City at the Etihad Stadium. That, however, is no guarantee to see them pick points in this reverse fixture. If anything, the hosts are in a poor shape and their injuries aren’t helping either. We are expecting the visitors to either draw or win the game. Expect both teams to score goals, so BTS/Yes looks like a good option and that’s the betting tip for this game.