Man City vs Everton: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, December 30, 2019 9:26 AM UTC

Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 9:26 AM UTC

The champions have a strong record against Everton...
<div><h2>Man City vs Everton</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Wednesday, January 1, at The Etihad</strong></a></p><p>Premier League champions Man City will face a difficult challenge when they host a resurgent Everton side at The Etihad on New Year’s Day. Pep Guardiola conceded that the title race is over after his team lost 3-2 to Wolves over the Christmas period. They bounced back with a 2-0 win over Sheff Utd, but they remain 14 points behind league leaders Liverpool, who have a game in hand. They must now fight it out with Leicester for second place, and they will simply have to try to seize as many points as possible between now and the end of the season. Everton will not roll over and it should be an interesting game.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Man City had Ederson sent off in the 12<sup>th</sup> minute of their game against Wolves on Friday night. They did really well to go 2-0 up, but eventually the 10 men could not hold on and they lost 3-2. Claudio Bravo played in goal against Sheff Utd on Sunday, while Guardiola also brought in youngster Eric Garcia to play alongside Fernandinho at the back. Nicolas Otamendi should return for this game. Oleksandr Zinchenko is back from injury, which is a great boost, while Sergio Aguero has also started back-to-back games after returning from injury.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a><span style="font-size:29.7px">Everton have won both games since Carlo Ancelotti took over as manager. Dominic Calvert-Lewin grabbed the only goal as they beat Burnley 1-0 and then he scored twice to lead his team to a 2-1 victory at St James’s Park on Saturday. He is likely to hold onto his place up front for the trip to The Etihad, with Richarlison, Moise Kean and Theo Walcott buzzing around him and Gylfi Sigurdsson pulling the strings. The main worry for Everton is that Ancelotti has not rotated his side at all during this busy period in the calendar and they could be exhausted for this game against a Man City side that generally dominate possession.</span></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Man City have struggled for consistency this season, but this is a game you would expect them to win. They have won their last four games against Everton, always by a two-goal margin. It finished 3-1 to Man City when these teams met at Goodison Park earlier this season and they also won 3-1 when they last hosted Everton at The Etihad. Kevin De Bruyne is in sensational form right now and he could open up the Toffees’ defence on Wednesday.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Man City -1.75 Asian handicap at 2.02 (51/50) with Bet365</a></strong></p></div>
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