In the first round Manchester City beat Everton at home with a score of 2:1. In the English Championship the "toffee" lost to the "townspeople" in five matches in a row. Prediction “both teams to score” played in five of the last six head-to-head matches between opponents. In their last five head-to-head games Manchester City have scored at least two goals per game against Everton.Bet Now!
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of defeat for Everton in the tournament plan. For the first time in many years the team is fighting for a place in the Champions League and three lost points with an outsider have not yet greatly influenced the position in the standings. Now Ancelotti's wards are in seventh place. They are five points behind the fourth Chelsea and have played two fewer games than the higher teams, with the exception of Manchester City.
We must say that Everton play much better away than at home during the season. The "toffee" have already earned 24 credits away, while at home they managed to replenish their spectacled luggage with only 14 points. At the moment, the series without Everton's victories in the home arena has already reached the mark of four games in a row. During this period, apart from Fulham, the Liverpool club also lost to Newcastle (0:2) and West Ham (0:1) and also drew with Leicester (1:1). In general, during the current championship Everton has achieved only four victories at home.
The butterscotchs have questioned the main striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has scored 13 goals, as well as goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and midfielder James Rodriguez. Jean-Philippe Gbamen will definitely not play due to injury.
In the standings Manchester City has only strengthened its standings. The Citizens now have 53 points and are seven points ahead of their closest rivals Manchester United and Leicester. At the same time, the "townspeople" played one less game. So in case of victory in this fight, the gap can increase to a decent ten points.
The victory in the match against Tottenham became for Josep Guardiola's charges just a continuation of the winning streak in the domestic arena, which now has 16 matches in a row, 11 of which the team won just during the English Championship.
The Mankunians are now the third best in the Premier League on the road. For 11 away matches the "townspeople" have achieved seven victories, drew three times and lost only once.
Manchester City have Kevin De Bruyne, Nathan Ake and Fernandinho in the infirmary. Ilkay Gundogan is in question.
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