Everton v Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
March 27, 2018
Goodison Park - Premier League
Everton welcome Manchester City to Goodison Park in the Saturday evening kick-off, with the visitors looking to wrap up the Premier League title. Victory for Pep Guardiola’s side could see them win the league against Manchester United in their next game.
The Toffees are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games against City, which includes a 4-0 demolition at Goodison last January. Earlier this season, Raheem Sterling’s late equaliser rescued City at the Etihad, after Wayne Rooney had given the visitors a first half lead.
Sam Allardyce is expected to be without eight players for the visit of the champions-elect. Ashley Williams is suspended, while Gylfi Sigurdsson, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Tom Davies and James McCarthy are all on the treatment table.
Benjamin Mendy is City’s only long term absentee, although he’s back out on the training pitches after knee surgery early in the campaign. Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph have been carrying niggles, but both are expected to be fit for the trip to Merseyside.
Everton v Manchester City Preview and Predictions
If Everton have been something of a bogey team for Manchester City in recent years, now would be the perfect time for Guardiola’s side to change that. The Toffees still have a decent chance of qualifying for next season’s Europa League though, so they have plenty to fight for.
Rescuing a European place would be a good achievement for the Goodison outfit after the disastrous end to Ronald Koeman’s reign. More was expected at the start of the season after strong investment, but a Europa spot could at least convince the owners to open the purse strings once again.
Everton are available as long as 9/1 in this game, which is some price considering it’s at Goodison. City are priced at 3/8, as they look to set up a potential title clincher against United. It would be a sweet way for their supporters to celebrate a triumph that’s been a mere matter of time for some months now.
If the Blues draw at Goodison and United beat Swansea at home on Saturday, Guardiola’s side cannot mathematically clinch the title in the derby. If you think that Everton will claim a second point of the season against the City juggernaut, the odds on that are 22/5.
Aguero to score and City to win at evens
This looks as good a way as any to improve your odds on the away win, with Gabriel Jesus priced at 11/10 for the same bet.
Rooney to score and Everton to win 1-0 at 150/1
This bet almost paid out when the teams met in August, but for Sterling’s late intervention - maybe it will this time round.