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Premier League: Everton vs Manchester City Preview

Premier League: Everton vs Manchester City Preview
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Premier League

Everton vs Manchester City Preview

  • Date: Feb. 06, 2019
  • Time: 2:45 p.m. (est)
  • Network: NBCSN / UNIVERSO
  • Location: Liverpool, England
  • Venue: Goodison Park
  • Seating Capacity: 39,572

City travel to Goodison Park to face a struggling Everton after dispatching Arsenal on Sunday.

This matchup was pushed forward due to Manchester City’s participation in the Carabao Cup final. A final that will feature Chelsea.

For Everton, and their fans, losing this game will not be a big deal as it helps City get behind Liverpool in the standings.

However, the Toffees are on a decline but are looking forward to maintain their European slots.

Views From Both Camps and Team News

Everton manager Marco Silva is not concern about his job:

“When you are winning games the things people say it is good. When you are not [winning], this type of situation is normal.”

“It is nothing new in our club, in our last three seasons here, but it is about now.”

“We took a decision to make some young players part of our squad at the start of the season. This is one decision we took as a club.”

Silva will be without Yerry Mina, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka due to injuries. Idrissa Gueye may return to the lineup after a groin problem.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola:

“Three or four days ago we were already done – the champions were Liverpool. And now we are favorites!”

“Maybe in three days we will be leading – or we could be six points behind. We try to be calm in this situation.”

“Goodison Park is always a tough game for us, but the approach is the same – going there to try to win the game and, of course, we have the chance, because Liverpool don’t play, to go top.”

The Catalan manager will continue to be without Vincent Kompany. However, Benjamin Mendy is likely to see some action following problems with a knee issue.

Possible Lineup

Everton XI: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne; Gomes, Gueye, Sigurdsson; Lookman, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Danilo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Sterling, Aguero, Sane.

Prediction

This is a great opportunity for Manchester City to jump back to the top of the Premier League table.

However, the Toffees have been unlucky after being defeated by the Wolves 3-1.

City have high hopes to take back the lead and will have very little sympathy towards the Merseyside team.

Everton 1 – 3 Manchester City

 

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