Everton vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 28 September 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
After demolishing Watford at home with an 8-0 scorecard, the Citizens march towards Liverpool to take on Everton. Pep Guardiola and men seem adamant to not let their surprise loss against Norwich affect their title-charge. But it surely is not going to be easy now.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have so far won every single tie they took part in the competition. And as a result, the reigning champions are trailing by five points already.
This puts Manchester on an odd spot that right away they are being forced to be on full swing. Taking into account the form of the Reds, it’d be unwise to let things get sorted out later in the campaign.
The team is on the road this weekend, but with the in-form Kevin De Bruyne, and with the probable return of Raheem Sterling to the starting eleven, the ball is in the court of the guests.
The Toffeemen, who had been going strong at home since the season commenced, till their loss the last day against Sheffield United, will have to be on their guards the whole ninety minutes if they are not to be the victim of another one of goal-riots of Pep’s men.
With the presence of Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina etc at the back, the hosts should be confident enough to put forth a great display, but the margin for error is too small.
Everton vs Manchester City Head-to-head (h2h)
- City won the previous three match-ups.
- Everton conceded twice or more in the former three clashes.
- The last two meetings at this venue ended in home defeats.
- Eight of the prior ten wins went to the current EPL champions.
Everton vs Manchester City Prediction
Everton may be a great squad, but they surely are no match for the juggernauts from Manchester. The Citizens have been on fire since the start of the season, and they seem even mad now with the unexpected loss against the newly-promoted Norwich.
All of those frustrations were levied on the poor Watford squad the last day, and this was done in the absence of star player Raheem Sterling as well.
On the other hand, the hosts of the day lost both their recent PL clashes, and one of them was at home as well.
In addition, they have grossly suffered against this rival in h2h clashes too, further limiting their chances of success this weekend.
Finally, with rivals Liverpool pitted against the comparatively easier Sheffield United, the title-holders will be determined to anyhow record the three points on the board, and it’s never wise to bet against Guardiola when he’s set his mind on something.
Everton vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Manchester City to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Manchester City to Score in First Half @ 1.40 (2/5).