The league leaders will do well to keep Romelu Lukaku quiet in Saturday's clash.
Man City v Everton - Saturday 15:00
Man City will be looking to get back to winning ways after drawing with Celtic and then suffering their first defeat of the season at Spurs. It is clear that Pep Guardiola’s side are still a work in progress and Ronald Koeman will seek to emulate Celtic and Spurs who were successful in pressing the Citizen’s defence. Claudio Bravo has a habit of putting his backline under pressure with some of the passes he attempts and Everton’s front three will need to close off the avenues for playing out from the back.
Everton have not been quite so impressive over their last few matches and were lucky to come away with a point against Palace. Scott Dann had a goal unfairly ruled out for offside in what would have condemned Everton to a third straight defeat across all competitions, with Ross Barkley again worryingly below par. Romelu Lukaku has hit a good run of form though, with eight goals in his last seven matches for club and country, and at 3.5 he looks a good price to score anytime.
There have been at least three goals in five of Everton’s last six away matches and they’ve only failed to score once in their seven games this season. In addition, both teams have scored in eight of Man City’s last 10 matches, suggesting a game with goals. Man City have won five of their last seven Premier League fixtures against Everton and with Pep’s team clear favourites for this match, we think the 2-1 correct score is worth backing at 9.0.