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everton1819Everton host Manchester City in the English Premier League on Wednesday night, an opportunity for City to close the gap on league leaders Liverpool.

 

 

 

Note, odds quoted are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change.

 

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Everton remain in mid table after a 3-1 home defeat to Wolves at the weekend. They have won 3 and lost 6 of their last 9 league outings, a run which started with defeat at City in December and includes a 6-2 thrashing dished out by Spurs on their trip to Goodison. Spurs are the only top 6 side Everton have hosted in the season so far and the Toffees overall record at home comprises of 6 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats with 21 goals scored and 19 conceded. Of those 13 home games 7 have gone over 2.5 goals.

 

 

Depending on how Liverpool get on at West Ham on Monday night City will be anything from 2 to 5 points adrift of the league leaders after 25 rounds of matches. This game has been brought forward due to City’s involvement in the League Cup final and they come into it boosted by an Aguero hat-trick in Sunday’s 3-1 home win over Arsenal. City’s away form is more of a concern with 3 defeats in their last 5 Premier League road trips; at Chelsea, Leicester and more recently Newcastle. They have won 7 of 13 on their travels and 2 have been drawn and 7 of their 12 away fixtures have seen backers of over 2.5 goals collect.

 

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Top Scorers

Richarlison is leading Everton goalscorer with 10 and Sigurdsson has 9

Aguero is leading scorer for City with 14 league goals, Sterling has 10 and Sane 8

 

Head to Head

City won the first meeting this season 3-1 in Manchester in mid December.

 

Verdict:

Everton are proving hard to catch right and their biggest test at home so far saw Spurs win as they pleased. Meanwhile City’s away record in recent week’s hardly inspires confidence either and for a pick I like 2-3 goals in total which has arrived in 5 of the last 6 City away fixtures and covers a number of scorlines I can envisage here. The price is around even money with bookmakers who offer that market.

 

Bet: Total match goals 2-3 at even money

 

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