Everton vs. Manchester City – EPL, February 17, 2021
Manchester City catches up its game in hand on Wednesday and could go ten points clear at the top of the Premier League with another win against Everton at Goodison Park.
But the home side will be desperate to get back to winning ways after a home defeat to struggling Fulham on Sunday. Injuries to prominent players could pose a problem for Carlo Ancelotti, though.
Everton vs. Manchester City Odds
These are quite eye-catching odds from BetOnline. To price Everton to win at home like this suggests that the bookmaker sees no chance in a Merseyside revival – and possibly an understanding that Dominic Calvert-Lewin will miss this game as well. The odds for a draw might still be of interest, but Manchester City is looking unbeatable at the moment.
Everton vs. Manchester City Match Preview
Everton looked completely toothless against a spirited Fulham on Sunday, and Carlo Ancelotti will be very disappointed that his side was unable to use a supposedly straightforward fixture to climb back into the European qualification places. Now the Toffees will use up one of its games in hand in the hope of keeping up with the top four.
It remains to be seen whether Calvert-Lewin will be available for this one after limping off against Manchester United in the cup game last week. Although Everton has players like Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison that should be able to deputize for the England striker, the team looked much poorer for his absence on Sunday.
If there was one side Everton doesn’t really want to play at the moment, it is Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side recorded its 11th consecutive Premier League victory at the weekend and extended its lead at the top to seven points, thanks to local rivals United only being able to draw with West Brom on Sunday.
There are still long-term injury problems at City, with both Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero remaining on the sidelines. But Guardiola is able to rely on his incredibly talented squad at times like this – and has been rewarded with improved performances from players such as Ilkay Gundogan to keep City winning and storming away at the top of the league.
Everton vs. Manchester City Betting Pick
Manchester City to Win-263
The big odds for an Everton win are very tempting, considering the Merseyside club is playing at home on Wednesday. But it will take a very good team to beat Manchester City at the moment. Every single squad player is doing his part in order for the club to win the league this season – and another three points from this week’s fixture seems most likely.