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Manchester City vs Everton FC: Match preview, predictions, venue, and more | Premier League 2018-19 

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389   //    15 Dec 2018, 12:47 IST

Manchester City take on Everton FC
Manchester City take on Everton FC

It is the season of winter, and nonstop football matches are here to keep you warm. The kick-off match of gameweek 17 is between Manchester City and Everton FC, as The Citizens play host to The Toffees.

Manchester City lost their first match of the 2018-19 Premier League season against Chelsea in gameweek 16, as they were unable to continue their glorious unbeaten run. On the other hand, Everton FC is struggling, as they have no win in the past 3 Premier League fixtures.

Manchester City is in 2nd position on the league table, as they have garnered 41 points from their 16 matches, whereas Everton is at 7th with 24 points. We should expect a tight game, as a packed Etihad Stadium awaits. 


Match details:

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Capacity: 55,097

Date: 15 December 2018

Time: 12:30 (BST)


Officials

Referee: Craig Pawson

Assistants: Eddie Smart, Richard West

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Fourth official: Paul Tierney


Team news

Manchester City

Injuries could derail Manchester City this season
Injuries could derail Manchester City this season

There are a few injured players in the current Manchester City squad, and the numbers are getting higher as each weekend goes by.

David Silva, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy, and Claudio Bravo are definitely going to miss the fixture against Everton, whereas star players like Sergio Kun Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne could return from injuries. Jones Stones is also set to join the starting line-up this weekend.

Everton FC

Everton FC is yet to deal with an injury
Everton FC is yet to deal with an injury

Marco Silva will turn up at the Etihad with a fully fit squad. There are no notable injuries in the squad right now, aside James McCarthy who is absent due to a long-term injury. A late fitness test awaits midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye.


Predicted line-ups

Manchester United: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; B Silva, Delph, Gundogan; Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez.

Everton: Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Gueye, Gomes; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Richarlison.


Last 5 matches in all competitions

Manchester City: W-D-W-W-L

Everton: D-W-L-D-D


Did you know?

Manchester City has conceded 7 PL goals against Everton under Pep Guardiola, and no other side has scored City more during his tenure. 


Prediction

City will definitely try to take advantage of the home support. Everton visit with a full-strength squad, whereas Manchester City is at a disadvantage because they are missing crucial players. Midfield maestro, Kevin De Bruyne, could come off the bench after halftime.

Manchester City 3-1 Everton

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