Everton vs Manchester City
England Premier League
Date: Sunday, 15th January 2017
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool
Everton thrashed Southampton 3-0 on the matchday 20 of the English Premier League to extend their unbeaten run to 3 matches. They won 2 and drew 1 scoring a minimum of 2 goals in each of those three matches. The recent results didn’t make a difference to the league position as they stood at 9th position with 30 points to their name. The Toffees are coming on the back of a 2-1 defeat in their FA Cup fixture against Leicester City on the mid-week.
Manchester City on the other hand escaped with 3 points in their latest Premier League fixture at home versus Burnley. Besides the below par showing, the disciplinary problems of the Citizens were once again highlighted as Fernandinho was shown a red card in the first half. They sky blues were cruising with a 2-0 lead at that point, and the red card almost helped Burnley to mount an unlikely comeback. Pep Guardiola’s team sit 4th in the league table, level on points with 3rd placed Tottenham and 7 points off the league leader’s Chelsea. They thrashed West Ham 5-0 in the mid-week’s FA Cup tie.
Everton vs Manchester City: Head-to-head stats
The reverse leg of the current campaign at the Etihad on October was a 1-1 draw. Romeu Lukaku opened the scoring for Everton in the second half before Nolito pulled the Citizens level. Sergio Aguero missed a penalty just before Nolito’s equalizer.
Everton haven’t won in their last three Premier League matches at home against Manchester City, lost 2 and drew 1. While they were victorious in the previous 4. City’s last visit to Goodison Park was on January 2016 for the League cup fixture, which they lost 2-1.
Everton vs Manchester City: Prediction
Everton are by no means a pushover and have a decent home record at home in the Premier League. Their lone defeat at Goodison Park this season was in the Liverpool derby. Manchester City have somewhat struggled in the away matches this season and Everton are expected to edge a point from this fixture.
Everton vs Manchester City: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score at 1.75 (3/4)
Draw at 4.00 (3/1).