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  • January 31, 2012
  • • 3:00 PM
  • • Goodison Park, Liverpool
  • Referee: P. Walton
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Premier League Preview: Everton - Manchester City

Premier League Preview: Everton - Manchester City

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Mancini's men will be out to put their League Cup disappointment behind them, while David Moyes' side will be hoping to record its first home league win since before Christmas.

PROBABLE LINEUPS
EVERTON

Howard
Neville, Heitinga, Duffy, Baines
Rodwell, Fellaini
Drenthe, Cahill, Donovan
Saha
MANCHESTER CITY

Hart
Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy
Milner, Barry
Silva, Aguero, Nasri
Dzeko
David Moyes will again be unable to call upon first choice center back pairing Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka due to injury. Shane Duffy, 20, looks set to deputize alongside Johnny Heitinga.

Jack Rodwell could make a return to the side after recovering from a hamstring injury picked up in the defeat to Bolton, although if not, expect Darron Gibson to retain his place in central midfield.

City welcomes back captain Vincent Kompany following his four game suspension for a two-footed challenge on Nani in the Manchester derby.

The club will, however, be without the suspended Mario Balotelli and Kolo and Yaya Toure, who are still away at the African Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast.

DID YOU KNOW?
  • The last time these two sides met it was Roberto Mancini’s men who came out on top courtesy of a Mario Balotelli strike and a late James Milner effort.
  • Everton did, however, take all three points in the last meeting at Goodison Park, with Leon Osman grabbing the headlines after Sylvain Distin had cancelled out Yaya Toure’s opener.
  • Since Christmas Roberto Mancini’s side has won just three games in all competitions, being dumped out of both domestic Cup competitions in the process.
  • The Toffees have won just three of their 11 home games in the league this season, less than the four victories they have managed on the road.
  • Only city rival United has taken more points away from home than Manchester City this season.
  • Since Sheikh Mansour arrived in Manchester in 2008, Everton has won five of its seven meetings with the Merseyside outfit.
  • David Moyes’ men have taken just two points from their last four league games.
  • Tim Cahill’s goal in Everton’s last Premier League outing against Blackburn was the Australian’s first for over a year.
  • Manchester City’s David Silva (right) has by far and away the most assists to his name in the Premier League this season, with 12.
  • Manchester City’s three goals against Tottenham took its league total to 60 goals, the same amount it managed in the whole of last season after just 22 games

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Everton

Manchester City

Wins
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2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Everton FC EVE
Everton FC Everton
Draw
Manchester City FC MCI
Manchester City FC Manchester City
22%
69%

Top 3 Predictions

Everton FC EVE
0 - 2
Manchester City FC MCI
Everton FC EVE
0 - 3
Manchester City FC MCI
Everton FC EVE
1 - 3
Manchester City FC MCI

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