Manchester City vs Everton: Match preview
Carlo Ancelotti will be tempted for the first time since his arrival at Everton. This is not his Premier League debut, but his previous teams have been mostly favorites before most matches. Now Everton goes to the Etihad as an outsider, so anything but defeat would be a success for his team.
Manchester City team news:
It was not easy for Manchester City on Sunday to beat Sheffield United on home soil with goals in the second half. By doing that they have kept the pace with runner-up Leicester. Even before that game, as well as after it, City coach Guardiola reiterated that his team and he were not thinking about Liverpool but about being second at the end of the season.
It is possible that the Spanish coach wants to relieve his players of some of the pressure. Still, it is really realistic to declare Liverpool the new champion by this moment because of the huge advantage, but also the great form that guarantees the continuation of that winning walk.
City is definitely not playing at the level they played last year or the year before, although the current games of the club are very good. Particularly praiseworthy is the City’s offensive game, which has 54 goals in 20 games with the league’s best attack, and especially the fantastic games of De Bruyne.
Probable lineup: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Zinčenko, De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero.
Everton team news:
Right from the start, Carlo Ancelotti shaked Everton players who have won their last two league games. Everton, as his fans hope, has left the bottom of the ladder forever, and is currently in the middle of it.
But there is no need to forget the job done by transition coach Duncan Ferguson, who stopped the club’s plunge and haven’t lost in the four games he led.
We will find out how much Ancelotti really made in the coming days, as Everton will be hosting two of the strongest teams on the Island. It is really questionable whether Everton could count on anything in those 180 minutes although the players are in perfect rhythm.
Everton has lost 4/4 of their last league games against City, but it should be remembered that he has played as many as three draws in the last five league cases when he played at the Etihad.
Probable lineup: Pickford, Coleman, Mina, Keane, Sidibe, Delph, Sigurdsson, Digne, Bernard, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewine.
Unless Liverpool males a mistake in the next few rounds, at least by the end of January, we believe that the “citizens” will think more about the Champions League, and this competition has been “silent suffering” for years. Ancelotti knows how to play on the score, and it is clear to him that he must not compete with City. That is why our proposal plays on a smaller number of goals, and we believe that there will not be more than three of them.
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