Kick-off: 1600, 23/05/2021
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
TV: Sky Sports Premier League
Everton still have a chance to qualify for Europe next season and will be hoping to catch Manchester City at the right time on Sunday.
The Premier League winners may well be distracted by their upcoming Champions League final date with Chelsea in Portugal.
We’re prepared to take a punt on the Toffees to prevail at 11/2 for our first Man City vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
Manchester City slipped to a surprise 3-2 defeat at Brighton last weekend and came out of that contest with a few injury concerns.
Ilkay Gundogan put the Blues ahead inside two minutes but Joao Cancelo was dismissed soon after for a professional foul on Danny Welbeck.
City seemed set to make light of that setback when Phil Foden doubled their advantage just after the break but Albion then pulled off an incredible fightback.
Oleksandr Zinchenko told the club website: “It was a tough game for us. The result was not what we wanted.
“I think when we were leading 2-0, we should defend a bit better. We should be more focused but we’re going to learn from this game.
“We still have one more game in the Premier League, so we have to prepare as best as we can for the Champions League final.”
A difficult evening was compounded by stand-in skipper Gundogan limping off in the second half.
Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero were absent due to not being fully fit while Kevin De Bruyne was an unused substitute following a muscle injury.
However, Ferran Torres should be able to come back in after being sacrificed early on following Cancelo’s red card.
Having previously hit a hat-trick versus Newcastle, 21/10 for the Spaniard to score at any time appeals from the Man City vs Everton odds.
Last Man City line-up: Ederson, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, Silva, Foden, Torres, Mahrez.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton claimed just their sixth home win of the season when edging out Wolves 1-0 at Goodison Park.
Richarlison looked a threat throughout that contest and headed in the deciding goal on 48 minutes, cheered on by 6,500 returning supporters.
With a place in Europe still possible, Carlo Ancelotti commented: “We are in the fight, the next game might be the most difficult of the season but it was important to stay there.
“Nothing is impossible. It is really difficult, really complicated, we are playing maybe the best team in Europe, but we have to try.”
The Toffees have suffered seven straight head-to-head defeats against City but are favoured by the timing of this contest.
Everton can also take heart from a fine away record, with 11 wins picked up on the road this term, including victories at Tottenham, Leicester, Arsenal and, of course, Liverpool.
City, meanwhile, have tasted defeat four times on home turf, being beaten by Leeds and Chelsea in their last two league games here.
Richarlison has scored in the past couple of meetings between these teams in this competition, so 7/2 for him to be on target again completes our Man City vs Everton betting tips.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Keane, Digne, Mina, Godfrey, Coleman, Allan, Sigurdsson, Doucoure, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.
Brighton 3-2 MAN CITY – Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden
EVERTON 1-0 Wolves – Richarlison
Head-to-head: Everton 0-2 Man City, Everton 1-3 Man City, Man City 2-1 Everton, Everton 1-3 Man City, Everton 0-2 Man City
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