Last weekend was when Manchester City lost the leadership of the Premier League to Liverpool. The Reds now have one point more, but this means that there is a chance for Manchester Sky Blues to get back on the top. But, for that, they need to beat Everton on Saturday at the Etihad. Can they do it? Find out in Manchester City vs Everton prediction & betting tips!
With only one defeat of the season, Manchester City have been fantastic so far. Still, they’re no longer at the top of the Premier League table. The defeat happened last weekend, when they played Chelsea in London and their misfortune was taken advantage of by Liverpool, who overtook the lead position.
But, considering that Liverpool play against Manchester United this weekend, Manchester City do have a pretty good chance to get back to the top. But, they need to beat Everton, which certainly won’t be an easy job. Still, they seem very confident of doing so. Why? Because they bounced back after losing to Chelsea by beating Hoffenheim 2:1 in the Champions League.
Furthermore, it seems that their best players, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero are ready to come back after being sidelined due to injuries. Another reason why they’re confident of getting a good result is that they have really impressive home stats. They won every single home game in the Premier League since early May. But, they didn’t manage to beat Everton at home since 2014. Their previous 3 league encounters at the Etihad finished without a winner.
The Toffees aren’t in a too good form, having won only 1 out of their previous 5 games. But, only 1 of those was a defeat. Of course, they need to feel sorry for failing to win two previous games, which were played at their turf. They failed to beat Newcastle and Watford, in games in which they were clear favorites.
Now, they face a much tougher challenge. Even though they have a good score against Man City at the Etihad, this season their away form has been very poor. In fact, they won only once on the road this season.
On the bright time, they don’t have too many problems with injuries. Actually, most of their key men are fit and ready for the big game. This is definitely good news for them, particularly because they have a few difficult matches ahead. For example, after the game with Man city, they welcome Tottenham.
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Manchester City absentees:
- David Silva (injury)
- Benjamin Mendy (injury)
- Eliaquim Mangala (injury)
- Danilo (injury)
- John Stones (doubtful)
- Kevin De Bruyne (doubtful)
- Sergio Aguero (doubtful)
- James McCarthy (doubtful)
- Idrissa Gueye (doubtful)
Ederson – Otamendi, Laporte, Stones, Zinchenko – Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho – Sterling, Sane, Jesus
Pickford – Keane, Mina, Coleman, Digne – Gueye, Gomes, Sigurdsson – Walcott, Bernard, Richarlison
Manchester City vs Everton Prediction
Manchester City are the better of the two, not to mention that they play at home, where they’ve always been tough. On top of that, they need to win this, which is why we can expect Pep’s boys to attack from the very first moment. And that means that we ought to see a couple of goals in the net of the Toffees.
Manchester City vs Everton Betting Tips
- Manchester City @1.22 (bet365)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.36 (bet365)
- Over 1.5 Goals in First Half @1.91 (William Hill)