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Manchester City vs Everton - Premier League Preview and Odds


Published on: 19/08/2017

Manchester City vs Everton - Premier League Preview and Odds

August 21, 2017 20:00pm - Etihad Stadium

Premier League

Having cruised to a 2-0 win at Brighton and Hove Albion on the opening day of the season, Manchester City will look to make it two wins from two when they welcome Everton to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

After a £200m summer spending spree, Man City have already been installed as the bookies favourites for the Premier League title. This was also the case last season but in the end punters who took that bet were left empty-handed. So can the new additions make the difference this time round?

Pep Guardiola has declared that he is happy with his squad and feels that they can challenge for the title yet this week`s bid for Jonny Evans indicates that more players may still be on their way to the Etihad before the window closes.

The Sky Blues were rarely tested in their win against Brighton and probably should have won by a bigger margin. On Monday night, they will be looking for payback after gaining just one point from their two matches against Everton last term.

Meanwhile, the team from Merseyside have also been busy in the transfer market, adding over £130m worth of players, while recouping nearly £100m from sales. With Ross Barkley also likely to leave, the Liverpool-based club could end up with close to a zero net spend this summer.

The real test will be whether this change of personnel will significantly improve the team that finished eight points outside of the top six last term. The biggest concern will be who can replace the goals of Romelu Lukaku who netted 53 times in 100 league appearances for the club and has since departed for Manchester United.

Injury news

Manchester City:

Injured - S. Nasri (neck), B. Mandy (thigh strain), I. Gundogan (ACL knee).

Everton:

Injured - R. Barkley (hamstring), J. McCarthy (knee), R. Funes Mori (cartilage knee), S. Coleman (broken leg).

Doubtful - S. Ramirez (heel), Y. Bolasie (ACL knee).

Recent form (all competitions)

Manchester City: LWWWW

Everton: DWWLW

Betting odds and tips

City look stronger than ever and should fare better against Everton this term. The Toffees have looked sound defensively but they have looked short of ideas going forward. They only scored 62 goals last term and 25 of those came from Lukaku. So far, it is hard to see how those numbers will be replaced. As a result, a home win to nil looks like a good bet.

You can back Manchester City to win to nil at 21/20 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Man City v Everton Live Betting Odds - England Premier League

Home Win
3/10
Draw
5/1
Away Win
10/1

Published on: 19/08/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (19/08/2017 12:08:51) but are subject to change.