Manchester City will be looking to bounce back in the Premier League this Saturday evening, as they head to Merseyside to face Everton.
Winning this game is crucial for Man City as another team from Merseyside is on their heels.
Liverpool absolutely thrashed Leeds at Anfield winning their game in hand by 6-0. This thumping victory ensured that the reds are within touching distance of Manchester City.
Because Liverpool now finds themselves only 3 points behind the side managed by Pep Guardiola.
So, it is critical that City put the Tottenham game out of their minds and focus on manufacturing a result against Everton Football Club this Saturday.
On the other hand, there is Everton who is in 16th place and 2 points above the relegation zone.
Their ambitions are not of thriving but those of surviving.
It is a battle of two teams who find themselves completely on the opposite ends of the Premier League.
It’s top vs. bottom, David vs. Goliath, it’s Manchester City vs. Everton Football Club!
These two sides have played each other 192 times.
Manchester City finds itself on top of this contest as they have won 77 times and lost 68 times.
On 47 occasions the spoils were shared between the two sides.
However, it’s relevant to mention that Manchester City is on a winning streak of 9 games against Everton. They last lost to them on 15th January 2017.
That is 5 years ago! Manchester City has not lost to The Toffees in 5 years.
Manchester City in their last 5 games has won 3 times but had to settle for a draw against Southampton and faced a defeat against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
Everton in their last 5 outings has won only once and faced 4 defeats.
So, a huge difference in Parity when it comes to recent history and current form.
Manchester City has won each of their last four away Premier League games against Everton, as many as they had in their first 20 visits to Goodison Park in the competition (W4 D5 L11).
Everton has lost 13 of their 23 Premier League games this season, as many defeats as they suffered in the whole of 2020-21. 12 of those defeats have come in their last 16 games in the competition (W2 D2).
Manchester City is unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League away games (W10 D2) since a 1-0 loss at Tottenham on the opening weekend. The Citizens have shipped just eight goals on the road in the Premier League so far this term, with no side shipping fewer.
Manchester City although playing away from home has proven time and time again, how dangerous they can be on the road.
Manchester City must be in anguish due to the manner of the defeat to Tottenham last weekend, and not to forget a wounded lion is even more dangerous!
It’s almost impossible for this Manchester City team to lose two games back-to-back, because usually when they suffer a defeat, they go on to win 13-14 games in a row.
Although playing at home, it’s very hard to see Everton salvaging anything out of this game!
With Liverpool on their heels, this game must be priority No.1 for Guardiola’s side.
With common sense, we predict a comfortable win for Manchester City!
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