Manchester City – Everton is a game between two sides which have started this season great, but have lost speed in their most recent matches.
Both teams haven’t won in a while and had numerous players called up for international duty. The question seems to be which team will be able to express itself between in spite of its issues – and this is where Guardiola’s side has an advantage.
Manchester City vs Everton – 15/10/2016
This advantage comes from the overall value of their squad. Even though they will surely miss Sagna and Kompany, and probably miss De Bruyne and Sterling, their replacements in the first eleven are also very valuable players.
Furthermore, the team and the coach are aching to return to their winning ways after the 0-2 defeat against Tottenham, and their home ground seems like the best place to do this. It won’t be an easy win since Everton is a good team, but the three points should go towards the Citizens.
On the other side, Everton also had some players called up for international duty, and miss Besic and Pennington out with injuries.
McCarthy and Lennon, two key players, will probably not make the starting eleven also, which means Everton have fewer chances of breaking their current streak of 3 games without a win.
After losing against Bournemouth away and drawing Crystal Palace at home, it’s hard to see how they can return with points from their trip to Manchester.
Manchester City vs Everton Betting Tips
So, the idea is clear: Manchester City to win. They will have possession in the game as well and score at least two goals – which is a safer bet, in our minds at least.
Manchester City over 1,5 goals is won even if they win 2-0 or lose 2-3 – although Guardiola’s side should play well. Conclusion: home victory, possibly even a handicap home victory (Man City -1).
Team Goals – Man City Over 1.5: 1.47 or 10/21 with ComeOn
AH Full Time – Man City (-1): 1.81 or 4/5 with ComeOn