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Manchester City v Everton betting tips: Champions hope to maintain Toffees run

| 20.11.2021

Man City v Everton betting tips and odds

Premier League champions Manchester City return from the international break ideally placed in second spot, just three points behind leaders Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola’s side were comfortable 2-0 winners in the Manchester derby last time out and are 2/13 to beat Everton on Sunday afternoon for an eighth successive time.

The Toffees slipped into the bottom half of the table with a goalless draw against Tottenham two weeks ago, so let’s look at their chances of causing an upset in our Man City v Everton betting tips.

Match Odds

Everton ended a three-match losing run by taking a point off Antonio Conte’s Spurs, but they are 13/2 to hold City or 18/1 to cause a shock just as Crystal Palace did in their last game at the Etihad.

City won this fixture 5-0 last season and with Everton still missing the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Yerry Mina, the hosts are 7/10 to win to nil as they have in six of their 11 games.

The holders are 6/5 to win by at least three goals or 4/7 for a victory and over 2.5 match goals which has been the case in the last three meetings at the Etihad.

Surprisingly, City have failed to score in the first half in six of their 11 games which compares unfavourably with Chelsea’s three and Liverpool’s one.

Draw HT/Man City FT is available at 14/5, while City are 10/1 to win 3-1 for the fifth time in eight matches against the Toffees.

Lucas Digne has been booked in two of his last five matches and is 3/1 to receive a yellow card, while Richarlison, booked in both games last season, is available at 5/2 as one of our Man City v Everton betting tips.

Talking Tactics

In the absence of Doucoure and Calvert-Lewin, Rafael Benitez is expected to persist with a 4-4-1-1 formation in which either Andros Townsend or Demarai Gray play behind sole striker Richarlison.

Benitez will be without defender Mason Holgate, who was sent off as a late substitute against Spurs in which he struggled to adapt to the pace of the game in a midfield role.

Guardiola is without Kevin de Bruyne who must self-isolate for 10 days having contracted Covid shortly after Belgium’s World Cup qualifiers and £100million signing Jack Grealish is likely to be missing, although Phil Foden has a chance of playing despite returning to England with a leg problem sustained on internaional duty.

City are likely to line up in a fluid 4-3-3 formation in which either Foden or Bernardo Silva could be the focal point in attack.

Goalscorer Odds

Foden is the 7/2 favourite to break the deadlock as he did at Goodison Park last season or 6/5 to score against Everton for the third successive Premier League game.

Kevin De Bruyne grabbed the game’s opening goal in last season’s 5-0 win at the Etihad and is 4/1 and 11/8 in the two markets, while Gabriel Jesus is 4/1 and 5/4 having scored against Everton in this fixture in the last three meetings.

Silva netted at Old Trafford a fortnight ago and is 4/1 and 5/4 in the two markets in our Man City v Everton betting tips, the same odds as Ilkay Gundogan.

Richarlison has scored in two of his last three appearances against City and the Brazilian is 5/1 to find the net again bearing in mind he did not play in the World Cup qualifiers to give him time to recover from a knee injury.

Match Info

Where: Etihad Stadium

When: 14:00, Sunday 21st November

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner