Kick-off: 1730, 01/01/2020
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Everton should travel to Manchester City full of confidence after beginning the Carlo Ancelotti era with back-to-back Premier League victories.
This is obviously a stern test, but we’re backing the Toffees to put in another positive performance at Etihad Stadium, where they have a decent record.
Having scored on their last three visits here, we like 7/10 for both teams to hit the target as our opening Man City vs Everton prediction.
That bet would have paid out in Everton’s last six away games and eight of City’s most recent 10 Premier League matches.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City’s hopes of completing a hat-trick of Premier League titles looked in tatters after a 3-2 loss at Wolves, but they recovered well enough to beat Sheffield United 2-0 at this venue.
Goals from Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne in the second half saw the champions get back to winning ways, although the familiar defensive frailties were still apparent.
Blades forward Lys Mousset had a goal disallowed for offside by VAR and United were definitely a threat when getting forward.
Pep Guardiola said: “It was an incredibly tough game, because we played after less than 48 hours one of the most physical teams in the Premier League, but we won it, so a big compliment for the team again.”
We’re hoping that another quick turnaround persuades Guardiola to give Aguero a rest against Everton, as he continues to battle back from a month on the sidelines.
That is because Gabriel Jesus has a great record versus the Toffees and appeals at 3/1 to score first from the Man City vs Everton odds, or the same price to net the final goal of the game.
Last Man City line-up: Bravo, Walker, Zinchenko, Garcia, Rodri, De Bruyne, B Silva, Fernandinho, Sterling, Aguero, Mahrez.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton built on a 1-0 home win over Burnley by prevailing 2-1 at Newcastle to sneak into the top half of the table.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored one in each half to beat the Magpies, who briefly equalised through Fabian Schar, and continue Ancelotti’s 100% record.
Ancelotti’s vast experience means he is undaunted by the prospect of testing his bright start against City, followed by an FA Cup derby against Liverpool.
The former PSG, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Bayern Munich boss said. “It will be difficult, but I think the spirit is good in the squad.”
Everton have been behind at half-time in only one of their last 10 Premier League fixtures and are fancied to match City early on.
Let’s finish off our Man City vs Everton betting tips by taking Evens for the Toffees to be winning or drawing at the break.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Holgate, Baines, Keane, Sidibe, Sigurdsson, Davies, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Walcott, Kean.
MAN CITY 2-0 Sheff Utd – Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne
Newcastle 1-2 EVERTON – Dominic Calvert-Lewin (2)
Head-to-head: Everton 1-3 Man City, Everton 0-2 Man City, Man City 3-1 Everton, Everton 1-3 Man City, Man City 1-1 Everton
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