Everton vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Date: 31 March 2018, Saturday
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
It is a matter of time for Manchester City to clinch the Premier League title after opening up a 16 point gap over their cross-city rivals. Still, they walk into the Goodison Park to seek revenge for the humbling 4-0 defeat they suffered from Everton in the corresponding fixture last season.
The Citizens played their last competitive match on 12th March since they were out of FA Cup following the loss to Wigan. They bagged a 2-0 win at Stoke City 2-0 back then to stay 16 points clear-off Manchester United. Now, City need to win just 3 of their remaining 8 games to become the league champions of England.
Everton on the other hand, are also coming on the back of a 2-1 away win at Stoke City, a week after Man City run victorious at the same venue. Sam Allardyce’s men now sit on a 2 match winning streak, their first of this kind since December 2017.
Also, Everton are in the run for Europa League qualification as they sit at 9th on the log with a 8 point deficit with Arsenal.
The Toffees can also boast of a three match winning run at home, having defeated the likes of Leicester, Crystal Palace and Brighton in the period. Besides, they lost just 1 of their last 9 home games in the Premier League. The team that last won here is none other than Manchester United.
Everton vs Manchester City: Head-to-head
Surprising enough, Everton managed by Ronald Koeman earned a 1-1 draw in the first leg h2h clash at Etihad Stadium.
With the stalemate, Everton are unbeaten in the last three Premier League matches against Manchester City, 1 win and 2 draws.
Last season, Everton thrashed Guardiola’s men 4-0, the heaviest Premier League defeat suffered by the Spanish tactician.
Manchester City had won just 2 of their last 9 away games at the Goodison Park, drew 1 and lost 6.
Everton vs Manchester City: Prediction
Sam Allardyce will be without a number of key players due to injury and suspensions. Sigurdsson, Ashley Williams and Idrissa Gueye are the key names in the list. However, he can bank of the summer recruitments Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun to deliver the goods.
Pep Guardiola is without Sergio Aguero, so do Fabian Delph and Benjamin Mendy. Still, there is too much talent to choose from and with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus in the starting line-up, City will not drop points here. Though, I do not expect Everton to lose by a heavy margin.
Everton vs Manchester City: Bet Tips
Everton +1.5 Asian Handicap for 1.85 odd.
Both teams to Score at 2.00 odd.
To Score any-time: Raheem Sterlin @ 2.25 odd.
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