Premier League preview: Everton - Manchester City
Roberto Mancini's side is on the brink of Champions League football, and will be looking to overcome a Toffees side against which it has a terrible record in recent years
By Jonathan Birchall
|Everton (4-4-1-1): Howard; Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Osman, Neville, Rodwell, Arteta; Cahill; Beckford.
Marouane Fellaini and Louis Saha (both ankle) are certainties to miss out through injury and it may just be too soon for John Heitinga, who is looking to overcome hamstring trouble.
|Manchester City (4-3-3): Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov; De Jong, Barry, Toure; Johnson, Balotelli, Silva.||
Germany international Jerome Boateng (knee) is still out with injury, as is Micah Richards (hamstring) who is unlikely to feature again this season.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Everton has picked up six wins in its last seven Premier League games against these opponents.
- David Moyes' side has scored in all but two of its last 14 games against the Eastlands outfit.
- The Toffees have only let in five goals in the last 15 minutes of their games in the league this season.
- This fixture has only yielded one draw in the league since 2003.
- Manchester City has the joint highest amount of clean sheets in the league this season with 15, and has played a game less than fellow leaders Manchester United and Chelsea.
- A win for City at Goodison Park would leave both sides having beaten the other 63 times in all competitions.
- The visitors have the worst disciplinary record in the Premier League, having picked up 70 yellow cards and five red cards.
- Roberto Mancini's men have only picked up four points from a possible 18 in their last six away fixtures in the Premier League.
Top 3 Predictions
Everton 2-1 Manchester City
- 15.52 %
Everton 1-2 Manchester City
- 14.39 %
Everton 0-1 Manchester City
- 10.58 %
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Oct 5, 2013||Manchester City 3 - Everton 1|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Mar 16, 2013||Everton 2 - Manchester City 0|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Dec 1, 2012||Manchester City 1 - Everton 1|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Jan 31, 2012||Everton 1 - Manchester City 0|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||Sep 24, 2011||Manchester City 2 - Everton 0|
|Apr 16, 2014||Everton 2 - Crystal Palace 3||EPL|
|Apr 12, 2014||Sunderland 0 - Everton 1||EPL|
|Apr 6, 2014||Everton 3 - Arsenal 0||EPL|
|Mar 30, 2014||Fulham 1 - Everton 3||EPL|
|Mar 25, 2014||Newcastle 0 - Everton 3||EPL|
|34||Nigel De Jong||Midfielder|
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