Manchester City Aim for 10th Straight Win Against Struggling Everton

Manchester City Aim for 10th Straight Win Against Struggling Everton

Manchester City, riding a nine-match winning streak across all competitions, will look to extend their run even further when they welcome relegation-threatened Everton to the Etihad Stadium for the opening match of Premier League Gameweek 24.

City on Fire:

Pep Guardiola’s men are in scintillating form, most recently completing a dramatic comeback win at Brentford thanks to a Phil Foden hat-trick. Their biggest boost, however, was the return of Erling Haaland, who started his first match since injury despite not finding the net. With Liverpool faltering, City now sit just two points behind the leaders with a game in hand.

Everton in Desperate Need:

Everton, in stark contrast, are winless in their last six Premier League matches and deep in the relegation scrap. However, they managed to snatch a crucial point against Tottenham thanks to a late Jarrad Branthwaite equalizer. This, coupled with their improved attacking display, could offer a glimmer of hope.

Manchester City vs Everton Head-to-Head:

City boast a dominant recent record against Everton, winning 13 and drawing 1 of their last 14 meetings. They also claimed a comfortable 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day.

Manchester City vs Everton Prediction:

While City are undoubtedly favorites, their recent defensive frailties (seeing both teams score in 10 of their last 12 Premier League games) suggest a potential upset. Considering Everton’s improved attacking display against Tottenham, “Home Win & Both Teams To Score” at 2.62 odds could be a tempting option.

Haaland to Roar Back?

Haaland’s return is a major boost for City, and despite not scoring against Brentford, his hunger for goals is undeniable.

The Norwegian marksman is backed to score the first goal at 3.00 odds, potentially setting the tone for another City victory.