By contrast, Everton's dream of qualifying for next season's Champions League is hanging by a thread following their defeat at the hands of Southampton and the Toffees know that nothing less than victory will do when they face Manuel Pellegrini's men on Merseyside.
With that in mind, the stage is set for an open, entertaining encounter and there is a wide array of attacking talent available at the disposal of both managers for Saturday's crunch clash.
Sergio Aguero has been a key man for Manchester City thus far this term, with the Argentina international having notched 16 league goals in just 21 appearances this season and the 25-year-old is decent value at 7/2 (4.50) with bet365 to break the deadlock here, with the same firm offering just 5/6 (1.83) that Aguero scores at any time.
Edin Dzeko scored the opener in City's crucial 2-0 victory over Palace and the Bosnian frontman can be backed at a chunky 5/1 (6.0) with bet365 to score first while the same firm go 13/10 (2.30) that Dzeko finds the net at any time against the Toffees.
The return of Yaya Toure for the run-in could prove pivotal to City's title dreams and the Ivory Coast midfielder, who is the top scorer in the Premier League for Pellegrini's men this term, is excellent value at 13/2 (7.50) with bet365 to open the scoring here. The same firm offer a hugely appealing 7/4 (2.75) for Toure to find the net at any time.
Roberto Martinez will be hoping that on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku can put a dent in City's title challenge by finding the net for the Toffees at an appealing 7/4 (2.75) with bet365 while the same firm go 13/2 (7.50) that the Belgian striker scores first on Saturday.
Those looking to back bigger prices may be tempted by the juicy 18/1 (19.0) quote from bet365 for Everton's dead-ball specialist, Leighton Baines, to break the deadlock – as he did in April's win over Manchester United – while the full-back is decent value at 11/2 (6.50) with the same firm to net at any time.
With Everton wobbling, though, City can take another significant step towards the title by getting amongst the goals at Goodison Park and the 7/4 (2.75) quote from bet365 for Yaya Toure to score at any time is the recommended play for punters.
|Yaya Toure to score at any time at 7/4 (2.75) for a 2pts stake with bet365
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