Manchester City v Everton predictions: Final result 2-1 to Pep Guardiola’s side
Both Manchester City and Everton come into this clash having secured opening day wins and clean sheets.
City’s summer spending looks to have improved the sum of their parts considerably and this is their first major test.
On paper, City appear to have too much firepower for Everton, and an entertaining game is very likely.
Huge odds on Manchester City to beat Everton
Manchester City v Everton match preview
Gameweek 2 of the Premier League ends with a belter of a match at the Etihad – kick off at 20:00 UK time.
After 19 games of the Premier League 2017/2018 season so far, the watching world will be fascinated by how Manchester City and Everton perform.
Pep Guardiola and Ronald Koeman are good friends having played together at Barcelona.
Koeman undoubtedly got the better of Pep in the Premier League last season. Everton were fortunate to draw 1-1 in this fixture in October.
Meanwhile, Manchester City were lucky to only lose 4-0 in January at Goodison Park. Such was the Toffees dominance on the day.
Manchester City team news v Everton
Manchester City played a friendly against Girona on Tuesday where pretty much all of Pep Guardiola’s fringe players were given a chance.
Both Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva were given 90 minute run outs, which suggest they could be used for extended minutes versus Everton.
Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan remain out for Manchester City, but are close to their respective returns.
Ahead of the Premier League match, Pep Guardiola said: “Everton are a top squad and they have bought good players. They are one of the best teams in the league, I am sure of that.”
Everton team news v Manchester City
Everton’s long-term injury list is long.
Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon, Ramiro Funes Mori, Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy and Yannick Bolasie must be the longest list in the Premier League right now.
The Toffees were also in action in midweek, beating Hajduk Split 2-0 in the Europa League. Everton dominated the match and should have built up a bigger lead.
Everton also finally concluded a deal for Gylfi Sigurdsson and the Icelandic midfielder will be pushing for a start at City.
Ronald Koeman announced on Gylfi’s arrival that he would need a fitness test before the City match.
Manchester City v Everton betting tips
Manchester City (2/7 with Bet365) are heavy favourites to beat Everton. The Toffees are rated at 11/1 to win at the Etihad.
One decent bet looks to be Manchester City to draw at half-time and be winning at full-time, which is 11/4 with Bet365.
Sergio Aguero is the 11/4 favourite to score first against Everton. Gylfi Sigurdsson is rated at 20/1 to score first. And, 13/2 anytime.