Everton vs Manchester City
Premier League – Saturday, 7/5/11- 15.00 UK kick off
Everton FC will look to extend their recent superiority over Manchester City when they clash against the Citizens at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon. Bet on Everton vs Man City with Bet365 after reading our betting preview at Sportsbookie.com.
Everton have won six of their last seven Premier League clashes against Manchester City, and will be keen to continue that excellent run against Roberto Mancini’s Champions League hopefuls on Saturday. While Man City are too far for Everton to catch, a win for the Toffees could play into the hands of both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, both of whom are involved in a keen battle with City’s for England’s fourth and fifth spots.
Everton will be without Johnny Heitinga, Marouane Fellaini, Jose Baxter, Ross Barkley and Louis Saha for this clash against City.
Everton form- last five games- most recent first- Everton scorers in brackets
Wigan 1-1 Everton ( Leighton Baines pen)
Man Utd 1-0 Everton
Everton 2-0 Blackburn ( Leon Osman, Leighton Baines pen)
Wolves 0-3 Everton ( Jermaine Beckford, Phil Neville, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov)
Everton 2-2 Aston Villa ( Leon Osman, Leighton Baines pen)
Manchester City are sitting pretty in fourth place with 62 points, seven ahead of both Liverpool and Spurs, and victory against Everton will almost certainly guarantee them a spot in next season’s Champions League. However City’s recent form against Everton, plus their poor record at Goodison Park, will have their fans concerned ahead of this encounter.
Carlos Tevez, Micah Richards, Shay Given, Jerome Boateng and Kolo Toure are unavailable for City for this weekend’s clash against the Toffees.
MCFC form- last five games- most recent first- Man City scorers in brackets
Man City 2-1 West Ham ( Nigel de Jong, Pablo Zabaleta)
Blackburn 0-1 Man City ( Edin Dzeko)
Man City 1-0 Man Utd ( Yaya Toure)
Liverpool 3-0 Man City
Man City 5-0 Sunderland ( Johnson, Tevez pen, Silva, Vieira, Toure)
Verdict:- Everton 1-1 Manchester City ( Tim Cahill/ Mario Balotelli)