Everton vs Manchester City 101 Great Goals prediction: Everton 0-4 Manchester City
Manchester City have the chance to go top of the Premier League should they beat Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton on Wednesday.
The Cityzens may have struggled in recent weeks but they are now well and truly back in the race for top spot.
Liverpool’s draw with West Ham on Monday means that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City could go top on goal difference until Saturday.
They will be favourites to do so too, as they come up against Marco Silva’s Everton.
The Toffees have really struggled since the Merseyside derby back in December.
Their latest performance against Wolves did not ease the fears among the Everton fans that Silva isn’t the right man for the club.
Now, they will need to put in their best performance of the season if they are to give a helping hand to their Merseyside rivals across Stanley Park.
Everton vs Manchester City: Who will win?
It will come as very little surprise as to who is the favourite for this clash.
Manchester City are as short as 3/10 to win the game at Goodison Park.
On the other side of the pitch, it makes for bad reading for Everton fans.
The Toffees are currently priced at 9/1 to win the game outright.
With both odds considered, it’s not really worth placing a bet on an outright win.
Man City are the obvious options but the odds leave it with short value.
Meanwhile, it would take a miracle for Everton to come away with all three points.
Man City to win 4-0, as we predict, is priced at 12/1 which could be a solid option with how defensively inept Everton are under Marco Silva.
The goalscorer market could be interesting if you are staying away from the outright betting.
Sergio Aguero is the favourite to score first at odds of 5/2.
However, it is further down the list where there could be some very attractive options.
Kevin De Bruyne is priced at 8/1 to score the first goal, which is a pretty good price.
If, for some reason, you fancy Everton to score first, Richarlison is the favourite at odds of 11/1.
Everton vs Manchester City match preview
It’s been a very difficult middle of the season for Everton and Marco Silva.
A campaign that was once filled with promise has now fallen off a cliff with the loss against Liverpool back at the beginning of December.
Since then the club have been on a downward slope which has brought much pressure on manager Marco Silva.
The Portuguese boss was expected to be the man to finally take Everton to the next level, having them competing for the Champions League football in the next few years.
Now, after several poor results against teams, who they should be beating, if they have those lofty ambitions, questions are being asked if Silva really is the man to take them to the next level.
One of the reasons comes in the form of Everton’s defending.
The Toffees conceded three goals against Millwall in the FA Cup, emphasising just how bad they have been.
Incredibly, all came in the form of set-pieces.
That was further emphasised on Saturday when Everton faced off against Wolves.
The Blues were shocking at the back and conceded from yet another set piece.
If Everton are to avoid embarrassment, they will need to be much more resolute at the back.
Otherwise, the result could be cricket score.
Can City pile the pressure on Liverpool?
This game is shaped by how it came about.
Manchester City’s trip to Everton was meant to be in Gameweek 27. However, Pep Guardiola’s side reached the Carabao Cup final and it was moved forward to this midweek.
With Liverpool putting together two underwhelming performances and drawing with Leicester and West Ham, Manchester City can go top on goal difference with a win tonight.
There is little doubt that this would be a massive psychological blow for Liverpool, even with their game in hand. Since, Liverpool’s lead looked so commanding just a few weeks ago.
Many Everton fans have publicly announced that this is a free hit for Marco Silva and it will be fascinating to see how it plays out.
Everton team news vs Manchester City
There’s a fair bit of injury news for Everton this week.
Marco Silva confirmed in his press conference on Tuesday that Idrissa Gueye will return to the team after an injury.
However, Phil Jagielka, Yerry Mina and Leighton Baines will all miss out.
Some positive news is that Lucas Digne will return for the game after suspension.
Manchester City team news vs Everton
For Manchester City, Pep Guardiola will have nearly his full squad to pick from.
Kevin De Bruyne was substituted late on in the game against Newcastle but it has been suggested that it was just due to cramp.
Guardiola only confirmed in his pre-match presser that Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala are the only players unavailable.
As fantasy football managers know though, picking Manchester City’s starting XI in any match is a complete minefield.
“Pep roulette” may be made slightly easier this time in the knowledge that Guardiola confirmed at least one player will start: Bernardo Silva.
City do play Chelsea on Sunday and Pep may look to rest some of his stars.
Everton predicted XI vs Manchester City
Manchester City predicted XI vs Everton
Everton official videos
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