Match: Manchester City vs Everton
League: English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 1 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Manchester City vs Everton: Man City made no mistake in winning the reverse match of this match. And now, with the house advantage at hand, Everton is about to bite more than he can chew on Wednesday.
Manchester City recovered from its sad 3-2 loss to the Wolves on the road, achieving a comfortable 2-0 victory over Sheffield in the Etihad. The hosts were too hot to handle this final confrontation and finished the ninety minutes with eight shots on target. Impressive, they also prevented their enemies from bothering Claudio Bravo even once.
With forty-one points to his credit, the home team is just one point ahead of Leicester, second.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti is back in the Premier League brilliantly. The Toffees have only proven success since their arrival and currently have a streak of two consecutive wins.
It should also be mentioned that Everton is undefeated in his last five PL matches, also obtaining eleven points out of the fifteen possible. Either way, visitors are one of the worst sides of the group. Miserably, so far they have only left the top twice along the way.
In addition, Pep Guardiola’s men have lost points to the public three times this season. To make matters worse, the guests did not behave well against Manchester City in their previous meetings.
Given that the hosts have won all of their last four h2h games in total with a margin of two goals, Everton will become the only stranger to save even one point in this.
Also, despite the dominant form of Manchester City at home, it must be said that its bottom line is too fragile. Unfortunately, they have kept a clean sheet only once in their last five games here.
In contrast, Everton was interested in the last third, even on the road. The contingent visitor has put his name on the game sheet for each of his last six jogging races and has scored eleven goals as a visitor this season.
To top it off, their last four h2h games at this stadium have also seen the two teams find the bottom of the net together. Therefore, count on Everton to achieve at least one consolation goal.