Manchester City vs Everton Match Betting Preview

Manchester City welcome Everton to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday and the match should prove to be an interesting encounter between the two successful pupils of the legendary Johan Cryuff.

Manchester City Match Betting News

The air of invincibility surrounding Manchester City vanished before the international break after they suffered a comprehensive 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

In all fairness though, it would have been very unrealistic to think Manchester City would be winning every match this season and the defeat against Tottenham is perhaps more a testament to the Premier League’s competitiveness rather than the Citizens’ shortcoming.

That being said, manager Pep Guardiola would most certainly have been left fuming by the manner of the loss and he will be demanding three points when City welcome a tough Everton side to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling are all rated as doubts ahead of the encounter while the likes of Vincent Kompany and Bacary Sagna remain ruled out.

Everton Match Betting News

Everton had made a stunning start to their campaign but things are not going as smoothly in recent times as the Toffees are currently on a run of three matches without a victory.

Ahead of the international break, Everton managed a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace at home and Ronald Koeman’s men could consider themselves slightly fortunate to have claimed a point from the encounter.

Koeman will want his side to end the rut as soon as possible but with a clash against a wounded Manchester City away from home next; doing so will evidently not be straightforward.

Muhamed Besic, Tyias Browning, James McCarthy and Matthew Pennington are the injury concerns for Everton ahead of the encounter.

Manchester City vs Everton Match Prediction

Manchester City have lost only once in their last eight matches against Everton and the Citizens will head into the encounter on Saturday as favourites.

While claiming the victory will not be easy, City should have enough about them to see off the extremely talented Everton side on the day.

Match Betting Tip: Manchester City to win @1.44 at Bet365

: Posted in Premier League • Date: 11.10.2016