Welcoming the 11th-ranked opponent, Everton at home, Manchester City is likely to have a jubilant victory, thereby continuing to chase the top team Chelsea on the English Premier League table. Moreover, Manchester City also defeated Everton with a bold score of 5-0 in the last time the two teams met at Etihad.
Manchester City are ranked 2nd in the English Premier League table, 3 points behind the top team Chelsea. Therefore, to continue to chase the top, the goal of the Manchester City team in the reception to Chievo on Sunday will certainly be 3 points. In this match, coach Pep Guardiola will not be able to launch the strongest squad when some pillars such as midfielder Jack Grealish or striker Ferran Torres have been injured. Besides, the Spanish strategist will not have Liam Delap’s service for the same reason.
However, Manchester City’s attack is still very strong with names like Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden or Gabriel Jesus. Don’t forget this is a Manchester City match played at the Etihad. Here, Carlo Ancelotti’s teachers and students are unbeaten in the last 4/5 matches in the Premier League this season and won 3 victories, most of which are victories with a strong score.
More importantly, Everton are playing very poorly. This team is currently ranked 11th on the English Premier League table, with only 15 points after 11 rounds. Notably, in the last 5 rounds, the team nicknamed The Toffees could not win any and lost 3 matches. The home team of Goodison Park is the team that has conceded the 9th most goals in the English Premier League and in the last 4/5 matches, coach Rafael Benitez’s army conceded at least once.
With such a poor defense, it is difficult for the away team to prevent the home team from scoring in this match. The past also turned its back on the Goodison Park team. Everton did not win in the previous 9 matches against Manchester City and received 8 defeats. Therefore, the chances of the away team getting points in this match are extremely small.