AnalysisManchester City vs Everton
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On the eve of the new year, Manchester City will play host to Everton at the Etihad Stadium in a match that will have very different repercussions for each team.

There is a strong argument to be made that Frank Lampard’s position at Everton is currently the most precarious in the whole Premier League.

Team News

Manchester City

  • As Julian Alvarez eases his way back into club competition after representing Argentina at the World Cup, it seems unlikely that he will be included in the Manchester City side right away.
  • Due to an injury to his thigh, Ruben Dias will not be able to play, but Manuel Akanji and John Stones are the front-runners to start at center back for City on Wednesday. City still has a lot of choices available at center back.
  • Cancelo and Jack Grealish are the two players most likely to make way for Foden and Cancelo, given that both of them were given the day off prior to the match against Leeds.


  • On Christmas Day, Everton’s Yerry Mina left the game due to an injury for the second time in his time with the club, an occurrence that has become all too common for him during his time there.
  • Even though he has been substituted out early in each of his past three Premier League games, they will have Conor Coady available to take his place because he was ineligible to play against parent club Wolves.
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin is still questionable to return after the forward was unable to heal from an ongoing problem with his thigh in time to play any role in the loss that occurred on Boxing Day.
  • Andros Townsend’s comeback from tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has been delayed, while James Garner’s back issue will keep him out of action for the next month.

Possible Lineup

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Mahrez, Haaland, and Foden

Everton: Pickford; Patterson; Coady; Tarkowski; Mykolenko; Onana; Gueye; Iwobi; Gordon; Maupay; and Gray

Prediction Analysis

If Man City are in the zone, there is nothing that can stop them, and they should have no trouble creating opportunities against the team that has allowed the most shots in the league. Man City has given up the most shots of any team in the league.

Everton has a terrible track record of coming back from a goal down, so if City scores first it may be a difficult afternoon for the Toffees if they lose in Manchester.

Our prediction is Manchester City 3-0 Everton.