Premier League In Focus – Everton vs Manchester City Preview

When? Saturday 31st March, 17:30 (UK)

Where? Goodison Park

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

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Manchester City – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Everton W1, Manchester City W1, D3
Premier League meetings: Everton W18, Manchester City W14, D9
All-time meetings: Everton W68, Manchester City W68, D47

EVERTON

Predicted line-up: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Baines; Davies, Schneiderlin; Walcott, Rooney, Calvert-Lewin; Tosun

Unavailable: Stekelenburg (Injured), McCarthy (Injured), Mangala (Injured), Williams (Suspended), Gueye (Injured), Holgate (Injured), Sigurdsson (Injured)

Doubtful: Davies (Injured)

MANCHESTER CITY

Predicted line-up: Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Danilo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva; Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Sane

Unavailable: Mendy (Injured)

Doubtful: David Silva (Personal reasons), Aguero (Injured), Delph (Injured)

PREDICTION
Everton’s last Premier League outing was a 2-1 win away Stoke, a result that has seen them record successive top-flight wins. However, they will face much sterner opposition this time around as they play host to Manchester City on Saturday evening.

The Toffees are one of the few teams to take points off the runaway league leaders this season after a 1-1 draw at the Etihad back in week two of the season. Since then, there has been a change of managerial personnel as Sam Allardyce now sits in the Goodison Park hot seat.

It will certainly be a clash of managerial philosophies when the former one-time England boss Sam Allardyce and Pep Guardiola square off, but ultimately it will be City who should pick up the win and move a step closer to lifting the league title.

MEMORABLE MEETING
January 2016 saw Everton and Manchester City paired together in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup. The first leg took place at Goodison Park and it was first blood to the home side as they came out on top thanks to a 2-1 win. That result put the Toffees in the box seat for a place in the final, however City would manage to overturn that deficit with a 3-1 second leg victory.