Manchester City gets back to work on its title defense on Sunday when it hosts Everton in an English Premier League match at Etihad Stadium. City (7-2-2) trails leader Chelsea by three points coming off the international break and is looking for an easy three points against a team it has beaten eight times in a row. Man City’s last Premier League match was a 2-0 win against arch-rival Manchester United on Nov. 6. The Toffees (4-3-4) started the season hot but have struggled without star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, taking just one point from their last four matches. That came in a scoreless draw with Tottenham in their last game two weeks ago.
Kickoff is set for 9 a.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Man City as the -550 favorite (risk $550 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Manchester City vs. Everton odds, with Everton the +1500 underdog. A draw is priced at +600 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 3.5. Before making any Everton vs. Manchester City picks or English Premier League predictions, make sure to check out what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the Man City vs. Everton matchup from every angle. You can head to SportsLine now to see his EPL picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Everton vs. Man City:
- Manchester City vs. Everton: City -1.5 (-170)
- Manchester City vs. Everton over-under: 3.5 goals
- Manchester City vs. Everton money line: City -550, Everton +1500, Draw +600
- Man City: Phil Foden has 18 goals in 36 career starts (76 appearances).
- Everton: Allan is tied for second in the league in tackles won with 28.
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Why you should back Manchester City
Man City has outscored the Toffees 23-7 over the eight-game win streak and has not lost to them at home since 2010. Everton has won just two of the past 19 matches (2-4-13), with both coming on its home turf. The City attack can overwhelm any team, with midfield maestro Kevin De Bruyne (two goals) linking up with the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Ilkay Gundogan. Bernardo Silva, who has scored three goals to share the team lead with Foden, could be out, but nine other City players have scored at least one goal.
The Citizens won the last meeting with Everton, 5-0 at the Etihad, with De Bruyne, Gabriel and Foden all getting on the board. They are equally solid on the back end and have allowed just six goals in the 11 matches. City leads the Premier League in possession at 64.5 percent while Everton is tied for third-lowest at 41.4. It also has yielded just 71 shots (31 fewer than second-best Chelsea), with just 18 of those on target (25.4 percent). If the shots find the target, they’ll have to get past star Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson, who has six clean sheets in 10 starts.
Why you should back Everton
Even without Calvert-Lewin in the fold, the Toffees have a talented group in attack. Richarlison (two goals) has taken over in leading the charge, and Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray provide strong support. Townsend and Gray both have three goals and two assists. Everton has scored the sixth-most goals in the Premier League and has at least one goal in 10 of its 13 games in all competitions this season. Southampton played Man City to a scoreless draw at the Etihad this season, while Crystal Palace pulled off a stunning 2-0 win there three weeks ago.
Everton hounds opponents when they have the ball, ranking second in the EPL in tackles (221) and third in tackles won (133). Colombian star Yerry Mina is expected to be back to join Michael Keane in the middle of the back line, in front of Jordan Pickford. Manager Rafa Benitez is an astute tactician and surely spent the international break deciphering what has gone wrong and how to fix it. The Toffees started the season 4-2-1, and while the loss of Calvert-Lewin has certainly been a big issue, there is more talent on the squad than the record indicates.
How to make EPL and Everton vs. Manchester City picks
Green has scrutinized the match from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides two confident best bets, including one that returns almost 2-1, and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his Premier League picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Manchester City vs. Everton in Sunday’s English Premier League matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.