Manchester City v Everton Betting: Defences to be tested at the Etihad

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Although unlikely to maintain their run of clean sheets given the hosts' attacking options, Al Hain-Cole expects the Toffees to join them in the goals

Manchester City will be hoping to keep the pace with neighbours Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table when they welcome Everton to the Etihad Stadium on Monday.
 
Having seen their rivals record a second consecutive 4-0 victory on Saturday, Pep Guardiola’s men are priced at 2/7 (1.29) with bet365 to join them on six points by coming out on top here.
 
Also on three points after overcoming Stoke City 1-0 on opening day, the Toffees can be backed at 11/1 (12.00) to maintain their 100 per cent record with their first away win over this opposition since 2010.

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring for Everton v Stoke
 
The guests have claimed a draw in each of their last two visits to this ground, and you can get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on them making it three in a row in this one.
 
After a summer of heavy investment in the transfer market, Ronald Koeman will be pleased to see his side begin the season with four consecutive wins in all competitions.
 
While new record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson became the latest in an array of attacking talent to arrive at Goodison Park last week, it is at the back that the new-look side have been most impressive so far with four clean sheets from four.

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However, it seems unlikely that the visiting defence will be able to maintain that record against their star-studded opponents, whose embarrassment of riches up going forward allowed them to bring Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva off the bench against Brighton last time out.
 
Having found the net in all but two of their 19 Premier League fixtures under Guardiola so far, it is hard to see the Citizens failing to score even against their reinforced opponents.
 
Nevertheless, considering their scored four goals the last time the sides met, odds of 21/20 (2.05) seem generous on Everton at least joining City on the scoresheet. 

Both teams to score at 21/20 (2.05) for a 1.5pt stake with bet365

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