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Everton v Manchester City Premier League Preview


Everton host Manchester City on Saturday evening at Goodison Park, and it is a huge game for both teams in the context of their respective seasons. Frank Lampard will be desperate to alleviate the Toffees’ relegation fears, while Pep Guardiola’s men will be hurting after their dramatic defeat to Tottenham last weekend. Moreover, Liverpool are breathing down City’s neck, as they thrashed Leeds 6-0 in midweek, and they are just three points behind City, albeit with a superior goal difference.

City can’t afford any more slip-ups, especially as they still have to face Liverpool again in April, which in turn, could decide the destination of the title.

Freebets has unpacked all the key ingredients of Everton v City, and we have picked out three tips for you to investigate further.

Everton to frustrate Manchester City

Under Lampard, Everton look more lively than they did under Rafa Benitez. However, that shouldn’t disguise the fact they languish in 16th spot in the Premier League table, a mere two points above the relegation zone.

Playing City at any time of the season is notoriously tough, and they will have been reeling after their last-gasp defeat at the hands of Tottenham, which will have increased levels of anxiety around the camp with regards to their title chances.

If we look at past meetings between Everton and City, then the omens don’t look good for Everton. Indeed, Lampard’s charges have lost their past three clashes with City, conceding 11 times, and scoring a solitary goal.

But the Premier League always provides plenty of drama and twists, so if you are feeling brave, then you could be tempted by a draw with bet365, and a rather generous 19/4 price has been offered.

Bernardo Silva to bring his shooting boots again

Bernardo Silva reminds us of a certain Silva that used to play for City! And just like David, Bernardo is like a magician, sprinkling stardust on games. He’s also weighed in with some important goals this season, and his strike against Sporting Lisbon in the first leg of his side’s Round of 16 Champions League was sublime when it crashed in off the underside off the crossbar.

He will be looking to dictate things in the middle of the park, and he could well get on the scoresheet.

You can get a price of him to score anytime for City at 15/8 with Paddy Power, and the same bookmaker is offering longer odds of 6/1 for him to score the first goal of the game.

An action-packed affair?

It’s fair to say that contests between Everton and City never dull. If you are looking to venture away from the norm, and seek out a special, then William Hill has something in the trending #YourOdds section that may pique your interest.

They are offering a tempting price of 9/2 for there to be Over 2 goals, Over 3 cards, and Over 10 corners, and you imagine City will dominate at least two legs of that wager if they are on song.