Rajan Hothi (@RajanHothi_) previews Everton v Manchester City and provides us with his best bets for Wednesday's Premier League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Everton v Manchester City Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 06/02/19
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: Goodison Park
- Channel: BBC Radio Manchester
Everton will be looking to return to winning ways following their 3-1 home defeat to Wolves last time out. The Toffees have struggled for consistency this season and this reflects their reason form, with Everton winning two of their last five in all competitions.
Marco Silva and co could do their city rivals a big favour by beating Man City as Liverpool look to establish daylight between themselves and City.
The Toffees have only managed one home win in their last six league games at Goodison Park resulting in Everton fans questioning if Silva is the right man to lead them forward.
While visitors Man City bounced back from their shock loss at Newcastle by putting Arsenal to the sword at the Ethiad. A Sergio Aguero hat-trick secured a 3-1 win for Pep Guardiola's side.
City boast the third best away record in the Premier League, picking up an impressive 23 points from a possible 36.
However, the past couple of months have shown the Premier League champions to be susceptible to an away day slip-up with Leicester and more recently Newcastle showcasing this.
Everton will be without defenders Yerry Mina and Phil Jagielka who are both currently sidelined with injuries. Leighton Baines was forced off with an injury against Wolves, but Lucas Digne should be able to slot back in at left-back as he returns from suspension. Idrissa Gueye is also a doubt as he recovers from an injury.
With games coming thick and fast for City, Guardiola will likely opt to make a few changes from the side which beat Arsenal. Leroy Sane could come back into the starting XI after being overlooked for selection last week. Riyad Mahrez only made a brief cameo so he also might be chucked back into the fray.
Potential Everton Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Zouma, Keane, Digne, Davies, Gomes, Bernard, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Potential Manchester City Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Delph, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva, Mahrez, Aguero, Sane
Head To Head
- Everton 68, Draws 47, Man City 70
- Everton have only won two of their last 13 meetings with City.
- These two sides have only played out to goalless draws in their previous 33 meetings.
Key Stats & Facts
- Everton have conceded the most goals at home than any other side in the top ten.
- City have the second best away record in the Premier League, only conceding nine goals on their travels.
- The Toffees have won two of their last three home games against City.
- Everton 9/1
- Draw 24/5
- Manchester City 7/19
Everton have been less than impressive at times this season with home performances often being their downfall. Losses such as the 6-2 defeat against Spurs has contributed to Goodison often being a toxic place for Everton to play their football.
City will be looking to apply more pressure on Liverpool as the title race heats up. The visitors need to make sure they don't suffer a blip here like they did at Newcastle and following their win against Arsenal, City will be keen to rediscover the form they had earlier in the campaign.
Sergio Aguero has been showcasing his impressive goalscoring instincts recently, netting six goals in as many games and he will be looking to add to his tally of 14 Premier League goals this season against an Everton back-line which has leaked goals all season.