Kick-off: 1730, 28/09/2019
Stadium: Goodison Park
TV: Sky Sports Main Event
Manchester City may not be top of the table but last week’s 8-0 demolition of Watford showed that when on form they are still the class act in the Premier League.
The surprise defeat at Norwich means they are five points behind Liverpool after the first six matches and possibly cannot afford too many more slip-ups given the consistency that both teams have shown in recent seasons.
Everton’s confidence has been hit by two successive defeats and a City win by at least three goals at 19/10 is our opening Everton vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton’s form at Goodison Park had been impressive until they slipped up with a 2-0 defeat at home to promoted Sheffield United last weekend.
Although the Toffees played better than the scoreline suggested, the result was a worry on the back of the 3-1 loss at Bournemouth a week earlier.
Everton created the better chances against Sheffield United and only allowed one shot on target but Marco Silva was concerned by how nervous his team looked after conceding the first goal.
“It is up to me to keep talking with them, it is up to me to keep working with them,” he said.
“It is not easy to change the players’ personality so fast. It is a clear sign when something comes wrong for us, it is not new, not just in this (latest) game.
“It is something we spoke about again at the end of the match. They understand what we spoke about. More than the words, we have to show on the pitch.”
City’s performance against Watford showed they are not the kind of team to let up once they take control and it could be a long afternoon for the hosts if they go behind early on, just as we predicted it would be for the Hornets.
There is a danger Everton’s heads could drop so the next of our Everton vs Man City betting tips is the visitors to win both halves at 33/20.
Last Everton EPL line-up: Pickford, Keane, Digne, Mina, Coleman, Delph, Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin, Richarlison, Bernard, Kean.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City’s inconsistency could cost them in the title race and although they were devastating against Watford, the result cannot undo the damage inflicted at Norwich a week earlier.
They certainly produced the perfect response, though, and Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster admitted: “As a goalie, coming here in the first place it’s almost an achievement to keep it at one or two goals. At times, if they’re on it, they are incredible.
“They were scary at times. It was just relentless. You could see them opening us up and the chances developing in front of your eyes. It was absolutely no fun. In all honesty, it could have been double digits.”
While that might not happen this weekend, another rout is certainly a possibility with City having also won 5-0 at West Ham this season and 4-0 at home to Brighton.
Everton have conceded seven goals in their last three league games so appear to have some issues in defence, which makes City to win 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 a tempting option at 13/2 in the Everton vs Man City odds.
Last Man City EPL line-up: Ederson, Walker, Mendy, Otamendi, Rodri, De Bruyne, B Silva, D Silva, Fernandinho, Aguero, Mahrez.
Last EPL result:
EVERTON 0-2 Sheff Utd
MAN CITY 8-0 Watford – David Silva, Sergio Aguero (pen), Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva (3), Nicolas Otamendi, Kevin De Bruyne
Head-to-head: Everton 0-2 Man City, Man City 3-1 Everton, Everton 1-3 Man City, Man City 1-1 Everton, Everton 4-0 Man City, Man City 1-1 Everton
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