Everton vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
The recent loss against Newcastle might have cost them big, but Pep Guardiola’s men escaped with minimal scrapes, owing to Liverpool being held to a draw by the Foxes. The Premier League is going strong with the two major horses battling it out from the beginning of the season.
Just the last match-day, City took apart Unai Emery’s newly revamped Arsenal part by part. Sergio Aguero delivered a masterclass with a hattrick. A big and comprehensive win against one of the top-six will definitely buoy their hopes and confidence.
The Toffees had to endure a tough beating at home, by giant-killers Wolves. The loss against the promoted team from Championship has shaken them to the core. They hold a respectable ninth position in this highly competitive tournament. But any chance for glory is out of their reach frankly, since even the last European spot is distant to them by 14 points.
Everton vs Manchester City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Citizens won the last two matches with a 3-1 scoreline.
- Seven of the last nine wins belong to the team from Manchester.
- Three of the last five wins at the Goodison Park were recorded by the visitors.
- The last three ties at this venue had over 2.5 goals.
- Sky Blues won both the fixtures in 2018.
Everton vs Manchester City Prediction
City will be extra careful after they fumbled against Rafa Benitez’s men and gave a one-point lead to their closest rivals in league standings. The league has entered its final stretch, and any mistakes now will be costly. If they wish to become the first team to defend the PL crown in the decade, there’s no scope for misfirings. And knowing Pep so well, we can count them on to deliver.
Expect a totally dominating game from the guests. Marco Silva’s men were winless in five of their last seven games, and one of the two wins during that period came against Lincoln, a team from the fourth tier of English Football. They are really not equipped at this moment to take on the technically far superior Sky Blues.
The team from Liverpool was also winless in ten of their last 14 games, whereas their opponents for the tie, won nine of their last ten fixtures.
Not that it should matter, but if Marco Silva’s men manage to secure at least a point from this game, they will virtually deliver a major advantage in the title-race to their archrivals Liverpool.
Expect the bald genius and his men to take hold of the game by the horns. There’s little chance they will leave things for the later stages of the game. They will be leading at half time and will find the net in both halves.
Everton vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Manchester City @ 1.75 (3/4)
Manchester City to Score in Both Halves @ 1.90 (9/10).