On Saturday, Manchester City return to Premier League and will take on Everton at the Etihad Stadium. Their previous match results left City three points adrift of leaders Chelsea, and Guardiola will expect his players to take advantage of an extra day of preparation at the weekend. Here is everything you need to know about Manchester City vs Everton football prediction for the Premier League match of the season.
Pep Guardiola has suggested Jack Grealish may not be ready in time after illness during the break and now Kevin De Bruyne has tested positive for COVID-19.
Phil Foden has a chance of making Saturday’s game but he returned from England duty with leg problems.
As a result, with Ferran Torres already sidelined Gabriel Jesus may have to play centrally. Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez could also start.
Aymeric Laporte is back from suspension for Manchester City this weekend and is back in competition with John Stones to start at centre-back.
After a red card against Tottenham before the international break Mason Holgate is suspended.
While Dominic Calvert-Lewin may not be back for another month Abdoulaye Doucoure is still one to two weeks away.
Former City midfielder Fabian Delph should keep his spot in midfield after some good displays before the break.
Andre Gomes, Tom Davies and Yerry Mina are also sidelined for the away side.
Manchester City vs Everton Prediction
With an easy 2-0 win over Manchester United before the international break, Manchester City bounced back from a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace. They start the weekend three points behind leaders Chelsea.
In five league matches, Everton is winless and have lost three times in that spell. They have only won one of five away league matches this season.
Man City have won their last 8 matches against Everton in all competitions.
Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 8 matches against Everton in all competitions.
Man City have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 home matches against Everton in all competitions.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Man City’s last 3 home games (Premier League).
Man City are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches (Premier League).
Everton have failed to win their last 5 matches (Premier League).
Manchester City possible starting lineup: Ederson, Cancelo, Laporte, Dias, Walker, Silva, Rodri, Gundogan, Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez
Everton possible starting lineup: Pickford, Coleman, Godfrey, Keane, Digne, Townsend, Allan, Delph, Iwobi, Gray, Richarlison
Our Prediction: Manchester City 3 – 0 Everton