Manchester City vs. Everton: Premier League – Match Preview

Two sides who won their opening fixture meet on Monday evening as Manchester City entertain Everton.

Manchester City edged past Brighton in their opening fixture, winning 2-0 at the Amex in the hosts first ever Premier League fixture.

Sergio Aguero’s opener was doubled by a Lewis Dunk own goal.

Wayne Rooney was the match winner as Everton beat Stoke City 1-0 at Goodison Park.

They also won in the Europa League, beating Hadjuk Split 2-0 in the first leg of their qualifier.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester City to beat Everton: 20/1 with Betfair*

Manchester City to beat Everton: 20/1 with Paddy Power*

Match history
Everton took four points off Man City last season, drawing 1-1 at the Etihad with the hosts missing two penalties.

In the reverse fixture Everton hit City for four, with Adeloma Lookman among the goalscorers.

Last five Premier League meetings
Everton 4 Manchester City 0 – 15/01/17
Manchester City 1 Everton 1 – 15/10/16
Manchester City 0 Everton 0 – 13/01/16
Everton 0 Manchester City 2 – 23/08/15
Everton 1 Manchester City 1 – 10/01/15

Over 2.5 goals – 4/7 with Sky Bet

Team news
Manchester City could rotate their options here with either Gabriel Jesus or Aguero dropping out for another midfielder.

Benjamin Mendy has finally been able to train with his new City teammates but isn’t ready to be selected just yet.

Ross Barkley faces up to three months on the sidelines after scan results revealed he will need surgery on a hamstring issue.

Sandro Ramirez is expected to return to the starting XI here having missed the Europa League clash in mid-week.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-1-4-1): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Kompany, Danilo; Fernandinho; B. Silva, D. Silva, De Bruyne, Sane; Jesus
Everton (3-5-2): Pickford; Keane, Williams, Jagielka; Calvert-Lewin, Klaassen, Gueye, Schniederlin, Baines; Rooney, Ramirez

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (20/1 with Paddy Power)*

Correct Score: 3-1 (12/1 with Sky Bet)

Anytime Goalscorer: Gabriel Jesus (10/11 with Betfred)

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