Everton is set to face off against Manchester City in a thrilling clash at Goodison Park for Round 19 of the Premier League.
Everton is hanging on to the 17th spot, just four points above the relegation zone, following Luton Town's recent victory. With only eight wins out of 18 matches, they're treading carefully after a setback against Spurs in their last Premier League clash.
On the flip side, Manchester City is riding high on a wave of success, soaring up to the 5th position in the Premier League standings. With an impressive 10 victories out of 17 matches, they're on a mission to extend their winning streak and secure a firm grip on their league standing. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
Manchester City consistently notches up an impressive 6.7 shots on target per match, significantly boosting their likelihood of clinching the opening goal in the game.
The betting tip is...
Manchester City to score in the first half
Unfortunately, Everton will be missing key players like Dele Alli, Ashley Young, and Abdoulaye Doucouré in the upcoming match. There's also uncertainty surrounding Seamus Coleman's availability. Despite these setbacks, there's a silver lining to the cloud.
On a more positive note, McNeil is on fire, showcasing exceptional form with an impressive tally of 5 combined goals and assists. His stellar performance has had a clear and positive impact on the team.
But the strength doesn't end there—Calvert-Lewin has emerged as a powerful force, contributing a total of 3 combined goals and assists. These two players are undoubtedly strong assets that can make a significant impact on the field.
Arnaut Danjuma is expected to start for Everton.
Predicted Lineup: Pickford, Keane, Patterson, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, McNeil, Onana, Garner, Harrison/Arnaut Danjuma, Calvert-Lewin.
In addition to sidelined players Zack Steffen and Kevin De Bruyne, who are on the road to recovery, the team is grappling with significant challenges as Erling Haaland and Jérémy Doku face uncertainty.
In the face of these obstacles, all eyes are on Alvarez to step up and deliver. With an impressive offensive contribution of 10 combined goals and assists, Alvarez is anticipated to play a crucial role in filling the gaps left by the absent players.
Adding to the attacking strength is Silva, who has created 9 significant goal-scoring opportunities. These two players are expected to play pivotal roles in overcoming the challenges posed by the absence of key teammates.
Lewis is in good form and might start for Manchester City.
Predicted Lineup: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Gvardiol, Silva, Nathan Aké, Rodri, Stones/Lewis, Foden, Grealish, Alvarez
To break through Manchester City's solid defense, Everton needs to display extraordinary skill and precision, leaving no margin for error.
With an impressive average possession of 62.3%, Manchester City boasts an attacking prowess that can quickly turn into the goals required for a decisive victory in this clash.
Everton though have been on a decent run winning 3 out of the last 5 games and just 1 loss - so we can expect a very good fight from them against the mighty City team
Despite this daunting challenge, Everton's goalkeeper, Pickford, has been nothing short of outstanding, making saves at a rate of 69.6%.
His exceptional performance poses a significant obstacle for City. As the game heads towards its conclusion, there's a prevailing sense that Manchester City is on the verge of establishing a commanding lead in the first half, asserting their dominance on the field.