Man City vs Everton predictions: Fit-again stars to inspire Citizens
- Four of Man City’s last six home games have featured at least four goals
- Everton have scored in ten of their 14 away matches this season
- Recommended bet: Man City to win & over 3.5 goals
They seem to have been waiting in the wings for weeks, but Man City, who now have Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland back at their disposal, can return to the top of the Premier League with a win over Everton on Saturday.
The Toffees may enjoy another lunchtime kick-off after grabbing a late equaliser against Tottenham last week, but they have not won any of their last six league matches.
Champions City have no reported injury concerns following their 3-1 win at Brentford on Monday and should now be at full strength for virtually the first time this season.
The Toffees will hope they can boost their midfield options by having either or both of Abdoulaye Doucoure and Amadou Onana available. Meanwhile, Dele Alli and Andre Gomes remain sidelined.
Man City have won five of their last six Premier League matches and three of their last four league matches have been decided by a two-goal margin.
Four of City’s last six home games have featured more than three goals.
There have been more than two goals in seven of the last nine meetings of these two sides, while Everton have kept just two clean sheets in their last 20 matches against City.
The Toffees have scored in ten of their last 14 away league games.
The signs are beginning to look ominous for the rest of the Premier League now treble winners City have all their star players fit and Everton could be the latest team to feel the wrath of the champions at the Etihad on Saturday.
The Toffees earned a draw from a spirited display against Tottenham last week, coming from behind twice to grab a 2-2 draw with an injury-time equaliser, but this looks like a different kettle of fish, particularly as they have failed to win their last six matches in the league.
City, meanwhile, have been quietly going about their business and, with De Bruyne and Haaland both fit, they look a formidable force for the rest of the campaign.
De Bruyne was inspired in aiding midfield colleague Phil Foden to help himself to a hat-trick in Monday’s win at Brentford, while it will surely only be a matter of time before Haaland is back to his marauding best after a spell on the sidelines.
City proved in their last home game against Burnley that they can take their eye off the ball when the job is done and concede and it should not be forgotten that the home side set the ball rolling at Brentford.
However, their ability up front is second to none and they will continually go for the jugular however many goals they go into the lead, so, while Everton could contribute to the final scoreline, expect City to win and there to be at least four goals.
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