Everton vs Manchester City
Competition: Premier League
Date: 15 January 2017
Kick-off: 14:30 CET
Manchester City, as well as Everton for that matter, have both been in decent for to be honest. Both teams have only had one loss in their last five games and that was against Liverpool for both sides.
Manchester City are currently in fifth, but they can climb back up with a win in this game as there have been matches before them. However, the fact is not that they are fifth, it is that they are falling off the pace with a few niggly issues. Things are very tight at the top of the League and every win is an important one, so with Everton being a club below them they will feel this is a chance to get back on their horse and chase the title race. City could climb as high as second with a win, but Everton, who are only two positions back, are a full 12 points showing the gap from the top group and the rest.
Everton are in seventh, but they are probably the top of a second chasing group as Manchester United, one position above them, are a full nine points clear. However, there is still a lot of work to do for the Toffees if they are to stay up there as their threat comes from below with West Brom a single point back. It has been a decent run for Everton as they have won three games, and lost to Liverpool as well as a draw against Hull which was definitely disappointing one.
Everton vs Manchester City: Head-to-Head Stats
In this historic match of 39 games, it is actually Everton who hold all the cards as the Citizens have only risen to power recently. The Blues of Manchester have won 14 games While Everton have 17 wins and there have been eight draws. When these teams met earlier this season, the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Everton vs Manchester City: Prediction
City have been prone to the odd bit of poor play and poor periods during the season, but every time they have fallen a little too far, they bounce back to keep themselves in the race. And you have to feel, being in fifth, and in striking distance of rivals Manchester United, they will put on a good game away from home to beat Everton.
Everton vs Manchester City: Tips
There is a real race for top scorer going on between Aguero and Diego Costa, but with the Spaniard causing controversy, you have to feel Aguero will get a few more score and take the lead.