Game Week 36 Predictions: Manchester City to beat Everton - Premier League Preview, Betting tips, Team news
|Man City is expected to beat Everton to underline their title ambition, anything short of that is an upset. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Manchester City is on the way to an unprecedented treble; the respectable first-leg result against Real Madrid means they can dream.
Manchester United lie in wait in the FA Cup final, and a win here against Everton could well deliver the Premier League title.
The run the champions are on right now gives Everton no chance.
Talks of a potential handbrake ahead of the visit of Real Madrid should be termed nonsense.
Pep Guardiola isn’t the type to sleep on success; he’s so obsessed with winning that you won’t expect anything less than a win for City.
Everton went to Brighton and scored five crazy goals.
No one saw that coming, not even the Everton fans, and in a way, that offers some hope to Arsenal fans about a potential result for the Toffees when they host Manchester City.
Dwight McNeil and Abdoulaye Doucoure became prime Arjen Robben and Patrick Vieira, respectively, against Brighton.
From the blast of the whistle till the very end, Sean Dyches side never took the foot off the gas. Should Manchester City be worried?
What’s in it for both sides?
It’s a potential title decider and also a relegation pointer.
Everton sits just one point above the relegation zone, and should Leicester win on Monday, the Toffees would sink into the bottom three if they didn’t pick a result against the champions.
For Manchester City, they have a slight margin for error, but Arsenal is breathing down their necks.
The Gunners picked up a shock result at Newcastle, and City can rest on their oars.
Manchester City won’t rest if they indeed want to win the title.
How will they line up?
Watch out for Everton’s prime "haram ball" against City.
They will not be as expressive as they were against Brighton, but they will also depend on counterattacks to punish their visitors anytime they offer space behind.
The champions can afford to rotate.
The likes of Cole Palmer and other fringe players can get the nod on days like this, and you still expect City to win.
Erling Haaland will not be rested; he is going to score if he plays, but all the energy will be channelled to the midweek game.
Who wins this game? It is clearly going to be a city.
Everton needs about four points from their remaining nine, considering Leicester and Big Sam’s influence at Leeds United.
Everton won’t want to join Southampton in the championship, but their survival points won’t come against the champions.