Everton vs Man City Prediction and Odds: City Favorites To Win
Pep Guardiola’s side will be keen to bounce back after facing a 3-2 setback in their last EPL game against Tottenham at the Etihad. City will be traveling to Goodison Park on Saturday to face Everton who are looking clueless this season after securing only one win in the last 5 matches.
The City boys have got ample time to assess and regain their strength for a convincing performance against Frank Lampard’s side this weekend. They are known to accept their mistakes and rectify them in the next game. The Toffees, on the other hand, are having a rough season. They will be hosting Manchester City after facing a 2-0 loss against Southampton at the Saint Mary’s.
Guardiola’s rotation policy has worked well for City in the current EPL season. His tactics in the next game will be important for his team. It will be a tough game for the Everton side and they will have no margin for error against the strong Cityzens to avoid a home loss.
Frank Lampard’s message for Everton fans seems interesting before the big clash.
“It’s very easy to seep back into the ways of playing the ball longer and the team getting stretched. They are the things we [the new coaching team] addressed very quickly when we came in here and, in difficult moments, we’ve seen them come back.
There is no magic wand to change things instantly and you need to work and focus every day. You’re only as good as how you work and prepare. Until this point, I think we’ve got that right. But a game like we’ve had against Southampton is a reminder of why we’re in the position we’re in.”
Everton vs Man City Prediction and Odds
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Everton vs Man City Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Manchester City is having a fantastic season so far. They will look to consolidate their position at the top of the table. Out of the 26 Premier League matches played till now, City has managed to win 20 games and lost only 3. 3 matches ended in a draw.
On the contrary, Everton is struggling at the 16th spot with only 6 wins out of 23 matches. They lost as many as 13 games while 4 matches ended in a draw.
If we compare the average goals per game, City looks very strong with an average of 2.42. Everton has scored goals at a much lesser average of 1.22 per match.
Manchester City has maintained a ball possession percentage of 67.76% this season. Everton’s ball possession percentage stands at just 42.09%.
The Citizens have won 5 out of their last 6 away games. This must give them huge confidence ahead of the next match. Everton’s home advantage does not look too good as they won only 3 out of their last 6 home matches.
Everton vs Man City Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Godfrey, Digne; Gordon, Allan, Delph, Gray, Townsend, Richarlison.
Manchester City: Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva; Cole Palmer, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling.
Everton vs Manchester City H2H
Manchester City and Everton have played a total of 43 matches against each other. City won 20 matches while 15 match results went in favor of Everton. 8 games ended in a draw.
The last meeting took place on 21 November 2021. Manchester City defeated Everton in that game with a scoreline of 3-0.
Everton vs Man City Prediction and Odds: Offensive and Defensive Strategy
The decision to bench the star striker Riyad Mahrez didn’t go too well for Manchester City in their last game. The Algerian spearhead has scored 8 goals so far. He has also assisted in 4 goals and maintained an accuracy of 91% per game. Fans would be eyeing his comeback on Saturday.
The performance of another crucial forward player Raheem Sterling has been brilliant this season. Sterling has scored 10 goals in the current EPL season with a good accuracy of 86%.
The Brazilian striker Richarlison leads the forward attack for Everton. Richarlison has scored 4 goals this season with an average of 1.1 key passes per match.
He is assisted by Dominic Calvert-Lewin who has scored 3 times in the 8 matches he played with an average of 0.8 key passes per match.
City’s midfield looks very strong with the presence of Keven De Bruyne and İlkay Gundogan. De Bruyne has scored 7 goals in the current EPL season with 2 assists and an average of 2.4 key passes per game. Gundogan has 5 goals to his name so far with a high accuracy of 90%.
The English footballer Andros Townsend is a key player in the midfield for Everton. Townsend has scored 3 goals this season with an average of 1.6 key passes per match.
Anthony Gordon is another important midfielder for the Toffees who has 3 goals and 2 assists at an accuracy of 74%.
The City has a formidable defense led by Joao Cancelo. Cancelo had as many as 13 clean sheets in the ongoing season with an average of 2.1 tackles per game.
John Stones is another strong defender who had 6 clean sheets in the 8 games he played. He has a dribbling success of 75%.
Everton’s defense is led by the Irishman Seamus Coleman. Coleman has maintained a good average of 2.6 tackles per game with 68% dribbling success.
Goalkeeper Pickford has done a decent job with 66% saves per game. Fans would surely expect a more comprehensive performance from him.
Everton vs Man City Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
It is going to be a real challenge for the Everton boys to put up a strong show against their next opponents. City, on the other hand, is expected to dominate the hosts on Saturday. Looking at the recent form of both the teams and also considering the head-to-head stats, Manchester City has an advantage over Everton.
The Everton vs Man City Prediction and Odds also has City as favorites for this Saturday night match-up.
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