Struggling Everton are most likely in for a tough assignment, when going up against Manchester City this coming Sunday at Etihad Stadium. With a string of mediocre performances, at best, it would be astounding to see the former take any point here. Manchester City step onto the pitch at 2nd in the Premier League table on 23 points following 11 rounds. Everton are number 11 in the standings with 15 points after 11 matches.
Top side Manchester City will be hoping to inflict more misery on lowly placed Everton on Sunday.
The Citizens head into their next Premier League match, averaging a highly respectable 2.2 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a moderate total of 22 goals, while also conceding 5 goals. That amounts to an average of 0.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 7 times.
Everton travel to their next Premier League match, averaging a lowly 1.3 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 13 goals, while also conceding 15 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times. Let's get into some predictions!
Facts and figures for Manchester City vs Everton in Premier League.
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Manchester City's last 6 of 8 matches;
- Manchester City scored in the last 8 of 10 matches.
- Everton did not win the last 5 matches in a row;
- Everton did not win the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Everton's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Everton conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches.
Current form — Manchester City v. Everton
Manchester City continue to collect points.
Manchester City look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Manchester City look back on their last 3 matches with 6 points to show from their efforts. Against Crystal Palace, they were left empty-handed in a 2-0 defeat, but they avenged themselves by beating Club Bruges in a 4-1 win. They followed that up with a 2-0 win against Manchester United in their most recent outing.
Everton hoping for fresh start.
The mood around Everton is pretty low right now, as a win has proven hard to come by in recent weeks. Only a single point prevents Everton from having nothing to show for their previous 3 games. They came up short, losing by 5-2 and 2-1 against Watford and Wolves respectively. Their latest match brought some consolation with a 0-0 against Tottenham.
Judging by the strong performances mentioned in the above, The Sky Blues seem in with a good shot of another win against Everton. The bookmakers currently settle the price for at home win at 1.15 whereas a win for the visitors pays out odds of 15.00.
Manchester City v. Everton — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, The Sky Blues came away as winners back in May 2021 in a match in the Premier League. Manchester City head into their upcoming match against Everton with a 70% winning record in recent Premier League meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 7-2-1 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 10%. The Sky Blues have had the upper hand against Everton in their 10 most recent matches. They will look to assert their dominance once again on Sunday.
Current standings in the Premier League
As the current Premier League standings shows us, the difference between the two teams is 8 points. Even though Everton cannot overtake Manchester City in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Manchester City, who are now number 2 with 23 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Sunday.
Man of the Moment
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Phil Foden. He is one of the Citizens players, who is showing decent form right now. He managed to find the back of the net 3 times in his most recent outing. Surely, he will want to add more goals against Everton.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Andros Townsend to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. Andros Townsend netted 2 goals for Everton in their latest matches.