Premier League: Everton vs Manchester City preview

Manchester City test their title ambitions in a tough away match on Sunday as they visit Everton at Goodison Park. The reverse fixture ended 1-1 in October, a rather frustrating result for Manchester City after they missed two penalty kicks. Manchester City won three of the last six league meetings against Everton, while the other three were draws. Everton have not beaten Man City in a league match since 2013.

Everton are unbeaten in their last three league matches, but last week they suffered a 2-1 defeat at home against Leicester in the FA Cup. The Toffees have lost just one league match at home this season, and that was the Merseyside Derby against Liverpool. New signing Morgan Schneiderlin will most likely make his debut at Goodison Park this weekend, while Idriss Gueye is away at the Africa Cup of Nations. Maarten Stekelenburg and James McCarthy could make their returns from injury.

Manchester City have won five of their last six matches in all competitions after clinching a comfortable 5-0 victory at West Ham in the FA Cup last week. The Citizens are seven points behind league leaders Chelsea at the moment. Fernandinho is still suspended, this will be just the second of a four-match ban, while Ilkay Gundogan will probably be out for the rest of the season due to a severe injury.

Probable line-ups:

Everton: Stekelenburg - Coleman, Funes Mori, Williams, Baines - Schneiderlin, McCarthy - Valencia, Barkley, Mirallas - Lukaku

Man City: Bravo - Sagna, Otamendi, Stones, Kolarov - Zabaleta, Toure, De Bruyne - Sterling, Aguero, Silva

My prediction: 1-1 draw.

Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:

Everton win - 4.50
Draw - 4.00
Man City win - 1.80

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Members Comments

  • Bulgaria sharpe


    What a performance by Everton, City had most of the ball at first and they created some scoring chances but I think Everton looked most dangerous team trough whole the game length.
    Ronald Koeman put few youngsters on the field and that was a brave move I think which was also very successful in the end.
    City could have all the possession they want but I don't think this so vital like in the leagues previous Guardiola's teams played and I don't think City has the class Bayern and Barcelona have.

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