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Carlo Ancelotti will be looking to maintain his 100% start to life in Merseyside when he takes Everton to the Etihad for the sternest of tests yet.

Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Wednesday, 1st January
Kick-off: 18:30
Venue: Etihad Stadium
TV Channel: Sky Sports

Manchester City rode their luck in the 2-0 victory over Sheffield United last time out, and Pep Guardiola would have been relieved to see VAR play some helping hand in the course of it.

Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne struck in the second period for the Citizens, in a game which saw a Lys Mousset goal ruled out for offside here. Thus, City bounced back from the shocking defeat to Wolves which obviously derailed their title hopes for this season.

They try Everton for size here, looking to continue their impressive home record in the top flight so far. Only three teams currently in the top-seven(Manchester United, Tottenham and Wolves) have left the Etihad stadium with a point or more so there will be optimism in Manchester.

On the other hand, Ancelotti has overseen significant revamp of an Everton side crying out for quality, and had spiralled downward up until the appointment of the Italian.

Under his stewardship, the Tofees have recorded back-to-back league wins for the first time this season, the latest been away to Newcastle and will be brimming with confidence when they travel to Manchester on New Year’s Eve.

However, they have lost all of the last four times they have faced Manchester City, and have not won at the Etihad stadium since 2010.

Team news

Manchester City

Ederson Moraes is back in contention after returning from suspension.

John Stones and David Silva are still doubtful for this one.


No less than four players are ruled out for Ancelotti’s side here, while Morgan Schneiderlin and Beni Baningime are doubts.

Head to Head

This will mark the 178th competitive meeting between these two sides, with Manchester City winning 72 to Everton’s 68. 47 games had ended as draws.

Match stats

Manchester City have scored at least twice in their last four games against Everton in the Premier League.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of Everton’s last six away league games.

Team form

Manchester City are huge favourites coming into this one, and their dominance over their opponents in this fixture should be enough to see them through. Manchester City’s last five league games (LWWLW)

Everton are the bookmakers underdogs, but they will be buoyed by their latest string of results nonetheless. Everton’s last five league games (WDDWW)

Betting preview

This cracker should guarantee goals, and loads of it. Both teams have been up to the task going forward and I think they will both get on the scoresheet here. It is priced 4/6.

Richarlison is a big threat upfront for Everton, and comes with value to score anytime at 3/1.

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