Everton FC vs Manchester City EPL Match Preview & Betting Tips
|Everton FC||Lines||Manchester City|
|Over 3||Total||Under 3|
Everton FC +805
Losers in three straight H2Hs by at least two goals, Everton have only seen both teams score in two of their six Premier League (PL) matches this season. Marco Silva’s men have been particularly ponderous in attack so far, with the ‘Toffees’ netting just 0.83 goals on average per-match to date.
Nonetheless, there is Everton’s strong home record this calendar year against the top-six finishers to consider. They are unbeaten in their last four Goodison outings in that category (W3, D1) conceding none and averaging 1.75 goals per-match.
This is an Everton side in poor form, though, languishing 14th in the table after back-to-back defeats at the hands of Bournemouth and Sheffield United.
Indeed, it is now three losses in four league games for a side many tipped to push for a top-six spot this season, piling the pressure on the shoulders of Silva following some extravagant spending.
Losing to Man City is unlikely to be enough to tip the board over the edge - assuming another 8-0 hammering is not on the horizon - but last weekend's defeat to Sheffield United certainly pushed him closer to the exit door and will have damaged their confidence hugely too.
Everton is ranked on the 7th place in the standings with 61 points, 62 goals scored and 44 goals received in the last 38 leaguegames. They have failed to win 11 of their last 38 matches in English Premier League.In their last match they lost against Arsenal. Everton lost 3 of their last 5 matches before this event with Man City. The attacking skills of Everton are not good.
Everton FC Key Player
|Note: Richarlison (EVE) has two PL goals so far, with one header already. He scored just two by this means last season.|
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|First Team To Score: Man City +385||BET HERE|
Manchester City -281
City will be expecting a tougher test again away to Everton, but in terms of sheer firepower they are Europe's very best right now. Indeed, their tally of 24 goals from their opening six league games - an average of four per match - is the most at this stage of a top-flight season since Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1955-56.
Guardiola's side have also scored in each of their last 28 Premier League games - the third-longest run in the competition's history - with their last top-flight blank coming at Stamford Bridge in December 2018.
City have rarely had problems at that end of the field, particularly in recent years, but it is in defence where the main concerns lie, with Nicolas Otamendi the only fit senior centre-back in the squad.
Despite that, City have not conceded a single goal in the three games since John Stones joined Aymeric Laporte on the sidelines, with Fernandinho slotting in alongside Otamendi and young duo Eric Garcia and Taylor Harwood-Bellis providing a timely reminder of their qualities in midweek.
It therefore already seems a long time ago that Norwich shocked the football world at Carrow Road, although it will not be lost on Guardiola that the result came in their most recent away league game - they have not lost two in a row since Boxing Day.
For all of their fine form since then, the gap to leaders Liverpool remains at five points and could even grow to eight by the time this match gets underway, with Jurgen Klopp's side in action against Sheffield United in the early Saturday kickoff.
Trailing leaders Liverpool by a significant degree, City will be desperate for three points on Merseyside. Away from home, they can take confidence from their ability to score, as they’ve scored at least two in every competitive away match so far, while getting precisely three 60% of the time.
City have also been notoriously strong starters this season, scoring at least one goal in all six PL matches so far, and 2.17 per-first half on average. Overall, City have won 18 of their last 20 PL matches, with 12 arriving by at least a two-goal margin.
Man City are ranked on the 3rd place in the standings with 78 points, 80 goals scored and 39 goals received this season in English Premier League.In their last match they won against Watford. Man City is in a good form before this event with Everton.
Manchester City Key Player
|Note: Sergio Agüero (MCI), meanwhile, has netted in every PL match so far, notching eight goals in total. Five of those have come in the first half.|
The Picks: Manchester City -281, Over 3
|Everton FC vs Manchester City Extra Points|
|Everton have won just one of their last 12 Premier League matches against Manchester City (W1 D4 L7), hammering City 4-0 at Goodison Park in January 2017.|
|Manchester City are looking to win four consecutive league matches against Everton for the first time since March 1972.|
|Everton have won 10 home Premier League matches against reigning champions – only Liverpool have won more (13). However, they suffered a defeat in this exact fixture at Goodison Park last season (0-2).|
|Manchester City have scored 24 goals in their opening six league games this season – the most by a top-flight team in the opening six matches of a season since Wolves in 1955-56 (25 goals).|
|Manchester City have scored in each of their last 28 Premier League games – only Arsenal (55 between 2001-2002) and Manchester United (36 in 2008) have scored in a longer run of consecutive matches in the competition.|