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Match Preview: Manchester City vs Everton

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Manchester City aim to keep up their winning form with a win over Everton.

Match Details:

Competition – Premier League
Date – 21st August, 2017, Monday(UK)
Time – 8:00pm (UK), 12:30am (IST)
Venue – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
TV Info – Sky Sports 2(UK), NBCSN(US)
Live Stream – Sky Go, NBC Sports Live, Hotstar
Match Officials – Referee: Bobby Madley
Assistants: M Perry, L Betts
Fourth official: M Oliver

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Preview:

Manchester City and Everton are set to lock horns at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City need to win this match to ensure their winning start keep continuing. Pressure is high on Pep Guardiola to lead his side to Premier League glory this time after enduring the first trophyless season of his career. City started the season brightly with a 2-0 win over newbies Brighton thanks to a goal from Sergio Aguero and an own goal from Lewis Dunk.

Everton, on the other side, managed to get away with a scrappy 1-0 win over Stoke City. They have made some high profile additions this summer. Ronald Koeman would expect his new additions to make instant impact. Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is also expected to feature in this game after completing his £45m move from Swansea earlier this week.

Recent form (Last league match)

Manchester City – W

Everton – W

Team News:

Manchester City-

Probable line-up – Ederson, Stones, Otamendi, Kompany, Danilo, Walker, Fernandinho, David Silva, De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero

Formation – 3-5-2

Injuries and Suspensions

İlkay Gündoğan(Unfit), Fabian Delph(Injured), Benjamin Mendy(Injured)

Everton-

Probable line-up – Pickford, Martina, Keane, Williams, Baines, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies, Rooney, Klaassen, Sandro

Formation – 4-5-1

Injuries and Suspensions
Ross Barkley(Injured), Aaron Lennon(Injured), Ramiro Funes Mori(Injured), Seamus Coleman(Injured), James McCarthy(Injured), Yannick Bolasie(Injured)

Head-to-head:

Manchester City have failed to register a single win against Everton in the last two seasons of the Premier League. City came from behind to draw the match at the Etihad last season whereas Everton ensured an emphatic 4-0 win against the Sky Blues at the Goodison.

Prediction:

Manchester City need to claim all the 3 points from this clash to make sure their winning start doesn’t face any early setback. With the kind of players Everton have at their disposal, they can also beat any team on their day. I will go with a 3-1 scoreline in favour of Manchester City.