Everton tests Manchester City on September 28, 2019 at Goodison Park.
Everton was founded in 1878 and the club is one of the founding members of the English Premier League in 1992. The Toffees have played in the top division of English Football for a record of 116 years and missing only four seasons of EPL action since the Football League was created in 1888. They have won the League Championship a total of nine times, 4th most all-time. They have also won the FA Cup five times and the UEFA Winners Cup once.
Ever since their inception, Everton has struggled to find the right manager. They are hoping that their current manager, Marco Silva, is the right man for the job after they finished 8th in the final table last season and beat teams like Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. With the team in better health status this year as compared to the previous one, look for Everton to exceed last year’s output.
Everton is ranked 16th in the Premier League in Goal Difference at -4 goals. They have scored five goals this season ( tied for 16th overall ) and have yielded a total of nine goals during this term ( tied for 12th overall). Everton also ranks 12th in the league with a grand total of five assists this year.
Richarlison has found success early in the season with two goals and one assist in six appearances. Fellow midfielders Bernard, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Alex Iwobi have scored one goal each for Everton. Defender Lucas Digne leads the team with two assists on the season while goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has conceded nine goals with 11 saves in six appearances.
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Manchester City is the dominant football team in the Premier League, winning the EPL in three out of the last six seasons, including back to back championships in 2018 and 2019. These titles have come under the guardianship of Pep Guardiola who is considered by many as the best football manager in the world today. Guardiola replaced Manuel Pellegrini in 2016 and he has turned Manchester City into the champion team that it is today.
Last season, Manchester City didn’t just win the English Premier League championship but the club also won the EFL Cup and the FA Cup to accomplish an unprecedented domestic treble. Manchester City is among the top soccer betting favorites to win the Premier League title again this season.
Manchester City leads the Premier League in Goal Difference at +18 goals so far this season. They have scored a total of 24 goals which makes them the top goal-scoring team in the league. 19 of those goals were assisted ( ranked 1st overall) and on defense, they have conceded a Premier League 3rd-best six goals in six matches played this season.
Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling are right on target early in the season. Aguero has found the back of the net already eight times during the current campaign while Sterling has five goals in five appearances. Kevin de Bruyne has a team-leading seven assists plus one goal scored while goalkeeper Ederson has 14 saves and only six goals allowed in six matches.
Everton ranks 14th in the EPL with a record of 2-1-3 SU on the season. The Toffees are coming off back to back losses to Bournemouth and Sheffield United. They have scored just one goal in their three losses this season.
Manchester United is currently the 2nd best team in the Premier League. The defending champions are 4-1-1 SU this season. Manchester City is coming off an 8-0 dismantling of Watford. That win came a round after they dropped a 2-3 defeat at the hands of the newly-promoted Norwich City.
Head to head, Manchester City has lost just once in their last 10 meetings. The defending Premier League champions are 5-4-1 SU in their last 10 matches against the Toffees, including 3-0-0 SU in their last three meetings. In their last meeting held last February 6, 2019, Manchester City prevailed 2-0 over Everton.
Manchester City’s offensive prowess is in full display early in the season. Meanwhile, Everton has struggled to score goals. I think Manchester City is going to dominate this matchup and unleash their firepower on Everton. I’m picking an easy win for the reigning champs. Prediction: Manchester City