Everton vs Manchester City Preview

February 6, 2019
By: Deke Hardman

Wednesday evening’s Premier League action comes from Goodison Park, where Everton take on Manchester City.

The Toffees defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon was their sixth in nine league games, though a return to winning ways here would see them move up to eighth place, and to within two points on Nuno Espirito Santo’s side who currently occupy seventh.

Manager Marco Silva could welcome back Lucas Digne, who missed the match at the weekend through suspension though fellow defenders Leighton Baines, Yerry Mina and Phil Jagielka are all injured.

Midfield Idrissa Gueye, who was reportedly denied a move to Paris Saint Germain last month, is available after recovering from a groin problem.

Top scorer Richarlison is 13.0 (12/1) to open the scoring with a variety of firms, ahead of Gylfi Sigurdsson who is a 16.0 (15/1) shot with 888 Sport.

The home win is as highly priced as the 11.0 (10/1) on offer from several bookmakers, with the visitors firm favourites for the points at 1.3 (3/10). The draw can be backed at 6.5 (11/2) with Betfair.

A Sergio Aguero hat-trick inspired Pep Guardiola’s side to victory over Arsenal last time out – a result sees the champions just three points behind leaders Liverpool, after the Reds drew at West Ham United on Monday evening.

Victory here would see City go top due to their superior goal difference, though of course Jurgen Klopp’s men would have a game in hand.

Benjamin Mendy could be available after missing the last two weeks with a knee problem, though captain Vincent Kompany remains out with a muscle injury.

Aguero, who is currently on fourteen league goals this season is unsurprisingly favourite to get the first goal of the game at 4.5 (7/2) with Betfred, with Raheem Sterling priced at 6.0 (5/1).

The Citizens won this season’s reverse fixture 3-1 back in December and triumphed by the same score-line in last season’s corresponding match.

You can back both teams to score this time around at 1.91 (10/11) with Betfred, while some firms offer 2.25 (5/4) for there to be four or more goals in the game.

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