Everton defeated Stoke City before the international break to register back-to-back wins for the first time this year.
However, they will find it very difficult to stop Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The Toffees have been solid at home, but the away win at the Potters was a rare occurrence this season. The Merseysiders are placed ninth in the league table with 40 points, and a Europa League spot remains a possibility for them.
Everton have won their last three home games, and they will take encouragement from the fact that they have drawn with City at Etihad Stadium this season.
The Citizens have lost only once in the league this season and have drawn thrice. They currently sit at the top of the table with a comfortable 16-point lead over rest of teams.
With eight games left to play, City are not far from the title, and they will be eager to wrap up the title race as soon as possible.
The Citizens have already lifted the League Cup, and next week, they face Liverpool in the quarterfinals of Champions League. To keep things afresh for the European tie, Guardiola might rest some of his key players against the Toffees.
In the first meeting this season, both sides ended up with ten men in the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.
Everton vs Manchester City – Match Facts
Everton have scored in eight of their last ten home games in the league.
The Citizens have kept clean sheets in five of their last seven away games.
Everton are undefeated in their last four homes games in the league. 3W 1D
Everton vs Manchester City – Team News
James McCarthy, Maarten Stekelenburg and Gylfi Sigurdsson are injured, and Ashley Williams is suspended for the game. Eliaquim Mangala is both ineligible and injured to take part.
Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph are doubts for City, but Benjamin Mendy could make the squad.
Everton vs Manchester City – Match Odds
City are favourites to win and we are backing them to pick up all three points in Merseyside. You can back them at their best odds of 4/11 at BetVictor.
A draw is available at 9/2 odds at Betfair, and a home win can get you 9/1 odds at BetVictor.
Everton vs Manchester City – Correct Score Odds
A 2-0 win for City is the most likely result in the betting market at the best odds of 13/2 at William Hill. However, we are backing both sides to find to score, and we are going for a 3-1 City win as our prediction. This bet is available at the best odds of 11/1 at Bet365.
Everton vs Manchester City – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
We believe Gabriel Jesus will start for the Citizens, and he is a good bet at his best odds of 10/11 at BetVictor. We are rather backing Raheem Sterling as our prediction in this game at his best odds of 7/5 at Bet365.
For the hosts, Cenk Tosun is available at 7/2 odds at Betfred.
Everton vs Manchester City – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We predict goals in this game, and we are going for over 2.5 goals bet in this game. This bet is available at the best odds of 4/6 at BetVictor.