Everton vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 28 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
The Premier League battle at the Goodison Park on Monday witnessed Manchester City aiming for a sixth straight win over Everton.
The Sky Blues are far from their best this season and come to this match sitting at 5th in the league table. However, things are tight at the top of the table and a win here could get them as high as second and that will be at the expense of their hosts, who are sitting 2 points behind cross city rivals Liverpool.
On Saturday, Pep Guardiola’s men defeated Newcastle 2-0, their fourth win in a 6 match unbeaten run.
The hosts are also in fine form and they bagged four wins on the bounce after a horrific run of results that saw them pick 1 win from 7 matches.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Leicester and on Saturday Sheffield United are the teams they get better off in this excellent run and this rightfully put them back into the title race.
The Citizens enjoyed considerable success against the Toffees and this is why bookies price them as overwhelming favourites for Monday’s clash at 1.5 odd. Meantime, the hosts can be backed to mount a rare upset at 6.50 odd and a draw for 4.60 odd.
Everton vs Manchester City Head-to-head
- Man City are unbeaten in the last 5 h2h meetings with Everton with wins in the latest 5.
- The corresponding fixture at the Goodison Park last season saw a 3-1 scoreline.
- Both teams have scored in 5 of their last 6 meetings.
- Meantime, there have been over 3.5 goals scored in 5 of the last 9 and over 2.5 goals in 4 of the last 5.
Everton vs Manchester City Prediction
The Toffees are on a brilliant run, but they are missing their key players including James, Allen and Richarlison for this fixture. Even though not at their very best, Manchester City have what it takes to see this through and this is what we normally expect from elite teams when it matters the most.
Coming to the goal market, we are expecting a low scoring affair since the Citizens average 1 goal per game while playing on the road in Premier League this season. Everton’s scoring spree have also faded away and they saw over 2.5 goals just once in the last 6 games.
Therefore, we take a shot at the under 3.5 goals in this match, which is probably the most safe option under the current circumstances.
Everton vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.50 odd.
Man City to win @ 1.45 odd.