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Everton will face off against guests Manchester City at Goodison Park in this Premier League tie on Wednesday.
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Everton won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 0-2 Premier League loss in their previous game against Fulham.
In that match, Everton managed 49% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Fulham got 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Josh Maja (48', 65') scored for Fulham.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Everton have shown defensive steel. The facts show that The Toffees have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 13 goals along the way. Nonetheless, we’ll just have to find out if the trend shall persist in this game.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Everton:
- have not beaten Manchester City in their previous 6 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Manchester City will come into the clash following on from a 3-0 Premier League win with the downing of Tottenham Hotspur in their most recent game.
In that game, Manchester City had 60% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Manchester City, the scorers were Rodri (23') and İlkay Gündoğan (50', 66'). Tottenham Hotspur got 7 shots on goal with 3 on target.
A sequence of accomplished displays by the Manchester City defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 2 from their last 6 fixtures in total. During the same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 18.
Looking at their past form shows that Manchester City:
- have not been beaten by Everton when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs going back to 21/08/2017 shows that these fixtures have not been happy ones for Everton. They’ve not been able to come away with any wins whatsoever whereas Manchester City have just been too good for them, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those ties.
An aggregate of 19 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 from The Toffees and 14 belonging to The Citizens. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Premier League match day 21 on 01/01/2020 when it finished Manchester City 2-1 Everton.
On that occasion, Manchester City had 65% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player to score was Gabriel Jesus (51', 58').
For their opponents, Everton had 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Richarlison (71') scored.
The referee was Andre Marriner.
Team News: Everton
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles tendon rupture) misses out.
Team News: Manchester City
Man City manager Pep Guardiola has to choose a team with limited availability. Nathan Aké (Hamstring Injury), Fernandinho (Knock), Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery), Kevin De Bruyne (Hamstring Injury) and Scott Carson (Virus Infection) are not ready for selection.
We’ve got the feeling that Everton should be able to breach the defence of this Manchester City lineup, although just one goal might not be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We can see a 1-2 winning score for Manchester City when the full-time whistle blows. It should be a decent one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Goodison Park (39,414)
Captain: Séamus Coleman
Chairman: Bill Kenwright
Manager: Carlo Ancelotti
Competitions: Premier League position 7, FA Cup (Sixth Round)
⭐ Key Player: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Dominic Calvert-Lewin was born in Sheffield, England. Having played his first senior match for Sheffield United in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 13 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 20 appearances.