Friday, August 12, 2022

Prediction: Everton vs Manchester City

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 13/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Everton and Manchester City will face each other in the Premier League this week. The match is slated to kick off at 8pm UK time on Monday at Goodison Park and could be a cracker.

Everton

Everton will head into the match against City on the back of a narrow 1-0 victory over Sheffield United away from home in the Premier League on Saturday. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s goal in the 80th minute proved to be the difference between the Blades and the Toffees at Bramall Lane.

It was Carlo Ancelotti’s side’s fourth successive win in the Premier League and maintained their chances of finishing in the top four this season. The Merseyside outfit are second in the league table at the moment with 29 points from 15 matches.

Team news:

Richarlison will not play against City due to concussion protocols, while James Rodriguez, Allan, Lucas Digne and Fabian Delph are all out of the game.

Manchester City

City are fifth in the Premier League table at the moment with 26 points from 14 matches, five points behind leaders and defending English champions Liverpool. Pep Guardiola’s side are starting to get their act together and are very much in the race for the title this season.

The Citizens will head into the match against Everton on the back of a 2-0 win against Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium in the league. Ilkay Gundogan put City in the lead in the 14th minute, and Ferran Torres doubled the advantage 10 minutes into the second half.

Team news:

Gabriel Jesus and Kyle Walker are self-isolating after contracting coronavirus and will not play. Gundogan suffered a knock against Newcastle and will have to pass a late fitness test, while Eric Garcia is out.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Everton have lost their last five matches against Manchester City.
  • Manchester City have won on their last three Premier League games at Goodison Park.
  • Manchester City have won four of their last six Premier League games.
  • Manchester City have kept 13 clean sheets in all competitions this season.
  • Everton have scored more goals than Manchester City, but have conceded more this season.

Conclusion

Everton are in great form at the moment and will fancy their chances of picking up all three points against City. The Citizens, though, have some of the best players in the world, and it is hard to see Guardiola’s side lose all three points at Goodison Park.

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 13/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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