Everton (6 wins, 13 losses, 4 draws) welcomes Manchester City (20-3-3) to Goodison Park for a 12:30 p.m. ET kickoff Saturday. Below, we preview the Everton vs. Manchester City odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.
After a strong start to the season, Everton has lost 4 of its last 5 EPL matches and has slipped to 16th on the EPL table. In 23 games, it has allowed 40 goals and scored 28.
It has a better goal differential than both Brentford and Leeds United, both directly ahead of Everton on the table. Everton has already taken on league-leading Man City, losing 3-0 in Manchester Nov. 21, 2021.
For Man City, M Jack Grealish and F Gabriel Jesus are doubtful, per whoscored.com. City is coming off a loss to Tottenham, surprisingly City’s second loss of the season to the Harry Kane-led club.
Manchester City is 3-1-1 over its last 5 EPL contests. It has scored 63 goals in 26 games and allowed an EPL-low 17 goals.
Everton vs. Manchester City: Odds, picks and predictions
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Money line: Everton +1000 (bet $100 to win $1,000) | Manchester City -400 (bet $400 to win $100) | Draw +520
Over/Under: 3.5 (O: +130 | U: -165)
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Manchester City 3, Everton 1
Money line (ML)
Man City is coming off a 3-2 loss and has an ultra-talented roster. It should come out on top Saturday, but at -400, I wouldn’t bet on it. The draw (+520) and Everton (+1000) to win lines are not worth backing either.
However, I do like BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (-101).
Despite Man City’s league-best offense, Everton will be suiting up its entire offensive force.
F Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who leads the team with 5 goals, is expected to start. M Richarlison, who has 4 goals and 3 assists on the season, is also expected to be a force in this match.
Man City has scored in every EPL match since Oct. 30. Everton, although not consistent, has scored in 3 of its last 5 matches and in 8 of its last 10.
With odds of BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at –101, it’s a good bet on Everton, in theory, to put one in the net.
BET OVER 3.5 (+130).
It’s a risk, but if there’s anything Man City can do a lot of, it is score. Man City’s last 2 games have both had at least 4 goals with final results of 3-2 and 4-0.
Everton is no stranger to giving up goals either, having allowed almost 2 goals per game (at 1.74). Against the second-best attack in the EPL, Everton should struggle to maintain City’s offense.
With a few stars of its own, Everton should be able to score at least 1 goal to help boost the total.
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