Manchester City vs Everton prediction and betting tips (December 31)
Manchester City smashed Leeds by three goals to one in their last Premier League game. Will the Citizens get a win over Everton in their next game?
Erling Haaland has been the best player in the league this season
Erling Haaland has been the best player in the league this season
by Dipo Lukman Dipo Lukman

Manchester City will face Everton in Round 18 of the Premier League.

The match will start at 3 p.m. GMT on Sunday, 31 December 2022. The match venue is Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

Latest odds on betting sites

Manchester City have their winning odds placed at 1.40 (-250; 2/5). Everton have their winning odds placed at 27.00 (+2600 American; 26/1 Fractional). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 11.00 (+1000; 10/1).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Manchester City — 87%, draw — 9%, Everton — 4%.

Latest betting odds on Manchester City vs Everton (31 December 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.50 (-200; 1/2)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.40 (-250; 7/5)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Manchester City — 2.46 (+146; 73/50)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Everton— 1.54 (-185; 27/50)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.40 (-250; 7/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.96 (-104; 24/25)

Match preview and statistics

Manchester City got a 3-1 win over Leeds in their last Premier League game. Rodri opened the scoreline in the 46th minute with a simple finish into the net. Erling Haaland doubled their lead in the 51st minute with a nice finish from close range. The Noweignin international scored his second goal of the game in the 64th minute with an excellent effort into the net.

The Citizens had 69% ball possession and created seven big chances. Manchester City had 4.41 expected goals as they missed five chances. They completed 611 passes with 88% accuracy. Manchester City committed 14 fouls and had five corners.

Manchester City are second in the Premier League table with 35 points. The Citizens have scored 43 goals while conceding 15 goals with a difference of +28. Manchester City are unbeaten in their last three games in all competitions

Manchester City team news: Ruben Dias is out with a hamstring injury.

Everton suffered a 1-2 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last league game. Yerry Mina opened the scoreline in the seventh minute with a nice header into the net. Daniel Podence levelled the scoreline in the 22nd minute with a top finish into the net. Ait-Nouri scored the winning goal in the 95th minute as he fired past the goalkeeper.

Everton had 59% ball possession. They had 12 shots with six being on target. They created two big chances during the game. Everton had 1.74 expected goals compared to Wolverhampton Wanderers' 0.78 expected goals.

The Toffees are 17th in the Premier League table with 14 points. Everton have scored 12 goals while conceding 19 goals in the league with a difference of -7. The Toffees have lost three of their last five games in all competitions.

Everton team news: Dominic Calvert-Lewin is out of the game with a hamstring injury. Andres Townsend is out with a cruciate ligament injury. James Garner is unavailable due to a back injury.

Manchester City vs Everton H2H

Manchester City have won four of the last four games between both sides.

Manchester City smashed Everton by four goals to one in the home game last season

Projected lineups and key players

Manchester City's projected starting lineup:

  • Ederson Moraes
  • Aymeric Laporte
  • Nathan Ake
  • John Stones
  • Joao Cancelo
  • Rodri
  • Ilkay Gundogan
  • Erling Haaland
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Riyad Mahrez

Erling Haaland has been the best player in the league this season. The Manchester City striker scored two goals in their 3-1 victory over Leeds. Haaland is the highest goalscorer in the league with 20 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 12.97. Haaland has provided three assists while creating 15 chances. He became the fastest player to score 20 goals in the history of the Premier League.

Everton projected starting lineup:

  • Jordan Pickford
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Michael Keane
  • Conor Coady
  • Vitalii Mykolenko
  • Tom Davies
  • Anthony Gordon
  • Demarai Gray
  • Neal Maupay
  • Alex Iwobi
  • Dwight Mc Neil

Notable subs: Jean-Philippe Gbamin.

Anthony Gordon has scored three goals in the league, underperforming his expected goals of 3.40. He has created eight chances in the league.

Predictions and betting tips

Two of the last five meetings have ended in over 3.5 goals. Manchester City have scored the most goals in the league (43) while creating the most chances in the league. The Citizens have been lethal in front of goal as they have clinical strikers to convert their chances. Everton’s defence is not strong enough to stop Manchester City’s attack. I predict over 3.5 goals.

Erling Haaland has been the best player in the league this season as he can't stop scoring. The Norwegian international is the highest goalscorer in the league with 20 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 12.97. Haaland has scored 20 goals in 14 league games as he became the fastest player to reach that milestone. I predict Haaland will score anytime.

Betting prediction: Over 3.5 goals

Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Erling Haaland to score anytime

Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/11 Fractional)

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