Everton v Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
September 24, 2019
Goodison Park - Premier League
Defending Premier League champions Manchester City go to Everton this weekend, where the hosts lost their unbeaten home record last week.
Everton and City have enjoyed a fairly strong rivalry in recent seasons, but following the arrivals of Pep Guardiola at City in 2016, they are unbeaten in their last six meetings with the Toffees ahead of this weekend.
Everton boss Marco Silva has no new injuries to contend with this weekend, with midfield pair Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Andre Gomes both still out of action for the hosts.
City's defensive issues remain the same, with John Stones not fit to face his former side, and Aymeric Laport out until the new year, and Guardiola may potentially hand a first start of the season to summer signing Joao Cancelo at right back.
Everton v Manchester City Preview and Predictions
Everton's unbeaten home record in 2019-20 came to a frustrating end for Silva last weekend, as they were beaten 2-0 by an effective away performance from Chris Wilder's Sheffield United side. As a point of interest, the last team to beat Everton at Goodison Park was in fact Guardiola's City, back in February, and the Blues will be mindful of City utterly dominant display in their 8-0 win at home to Watford last weekend.
City recovered from the shock of losing away at Norwich City with a powerful statement against the Hornets, and on another day it could so easily have been double figures for City, as their attacking players simply ran riot from the first whistle. The loss at Carrow Road is likely to be counted as a blip by the former FC Barcelona boss, and he will have little regard for Everton's pride after losing their Goodison Park record against the Blades less than seven days ago.
City will not have it all their own way, as no side ever really does away at Everton, but given their quality a win away win - priced at 3/10, is a strong option to turn a decent profit. The visitors do have the potency to score any time they want, as they have demonstrated with goals in each half in their last four Premier League games, and they are priced at 19/20 to score either side of the break again this weekend.
Manchester City to win 3-1 at 10/1
Two of the last three meetings between these two sides have ended in this scoreline, and it is fair possibility again this weekend, as City look to chase down title rivals Liverpool in the coming weeks. Everton do tend to score at home, but City should have enough power in attack to get the win.
Sergio Aguero to score anytime at 4/6
Aguero has edged ahead of Raheem Sterling as City's top scorer so far this season, with eight goals in five Premier League games, and the Argentinian just needs four more goals to overtake Thierry Henry as the highest ever foreign goal scorer in Premier League history.