Manchester City vs Everton
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 1 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Manchester City made no mistake in picking up the win in the reverse fixture of this matchup. And now, with home advantage also at hand, Everton are about to bite off more than what they can chew this Wednesday.
Manchester City vs Everton Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Manchester City record a thumping 3-1 win.
- Only two of their previous five meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the final scorecards.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in all but one of their past five fixtures.
- A stalemate has occurred just once in their previous ten games.
- Everton have registered the win in two of their last fifteen encounters. (W-2, D-4, L-9)
Manchester City vs Everton Prediction
Manchester City bounced back from their dismal 3-2 lose to Wolves on the road, by pulling off a comfortable 2-0 win over Sheffield at the Etihad. The hosts were just too hot to handle in that latter clash and finished the ninety minutes with eight shots on target. Impressively, they also thwarted their foes from troubling Claudio Bravo even once.
With forty-one points to their name, the home side are now just a point shy of overtaking second-placed Leicester.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti is back in the Premier League with a bang. The Toffees have been tasting nothing but success since his arrival, and are currently sporting a two-match winning streak under their belt.
It is also worth mentioning that Everton are unbeaten in their past five PL fixtures, garnering eleven points from a possible fifteen as well. Be that as it may, the visitors are one of the worst away sides in the cluster. Miserably, they have come out on top just twice on the road so far.
Moreover, Pep Guardiola’s men have dropped points on just three occasions in front of the home crowd this season. To make matters worse, the guests have not been faring well against Manchester City in their previous encounters.
Taking into account that the hosts have won all of their last four overall h2h encounters by no less than a two-goal margin, Everton are sizing up to be the outright underdogs to salvage even a point in this one.
Furthermore, despite the dominating form that Manchester City are on at home, it needs saying that their backline has been far too frail. Disappointingly, they have kept a clean sheet just once in their past five games here.
On the other hand, Everton have been lively in the final third, even on the road. The visiting contingent have had their names on the scoresheet in each of their past six outings on the trot, and have scored eleven goals away from home this season.
To top it off, all of their last four h2h meetings at this stadium have also witnessed both teams find the back of the net together. Hence, count on Everton to bag at least a consolation goal in this one.
Manchester City vs Everton Betting tips
Manchester City -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.70 (7/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).