28th December 2020 – 21:00, Goodison Park, Liverpool
Monday’s action in the Premier League 16th round is going to be wrapped up with the clash between Everton and Manchester City. Both sides want to continue their excellent streaks and remain in the title race.
Match Preview & Team News
Thanks to four victories in a row, Everton advanced to the 2nd spot, right behind their fiercest rivals, Liverpool. They are two points below the Reds, but Liverpool has one game in hand. Although the schedule was pretty tough for the Toffees lately, they have been perfect so far. Their streak started with a victory over Chelsea and continued on the Leicester City’s, Arsenal’s, and ultimately, Sheffield United’s expense. Carlo Ancelotti’s side has been pretty good in the final third, while their defensive work is among the best ones in the league. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is going to be the main threat for the opponents once again. He has been on fire so far, netting the ball 11 times on 15 occasions. However, Richarlison will be sidelined for this match due to an injury, and it is going to be a major blow for the hosts.
Manchester City has tied ten games without suffering a defeat in all competitions, and they are currently five points behind Liverpool. After a slow start, Pep Guardiola’s side has improved its performances, and they got back to the title race. Although Sergio Aguero and the lads haven’t been as efficient as in the previous season, their defense is the tightest in the competition. The visitors scored just once in the last three away clashes, and that goal was enough for getting all three points against Southampton. On the other hand, the Citizens conceded only once in the past five Premier League rounds, when WBA snatched a point at Etihad Stadium. They need a victory from this one to continue the chase for the top spot.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Although the visitors are considered as favorites in this clash, Everton shouldn’t be underestimated. The hosts have the chance to remain undefeated, and if they eventually lose, that one should be a narrow defeat.
Goals Market Prediction
Head to head matches between these two sides have been pretty exciting lately, and one of the teams managed to keep the clean sheet just once in the past six clashes. The nets shouldn’t remain still in this one.
Everton vs Manchester City
Everton AH +1.5 @ 1.65
BTTS Yes @ 1.75
Correct score 1:2 @ 9.00