Manchester City vs Everton Preview:
On the 1st of December Manchester City welcomes Everton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Toffees will be looking for points as they face the champions this weekend. David Moyes will be hoping for a top four place after he played a 1-1 draw with Arsenal, as Roberto Mancini’s team will be hoping to enlarge their great home form.
Manchester City are second in the EPL with thirty to points after fourteen games. They are still remaining unbeaten in the league with nine wins and five draws this season. They have three wins and two draws in their last five games. City had hard away match against organised Wigan midweek, which ended with the score 0-2. Next week the Citizens have a hard game against leader of the Champions League Group D Borussia Dortmund. They have to get three points, if they want to continue in the Europa League.
Everton are sixth in the league table with twenty two points after fourteen games. They have won five, drawn seven and lost two games. The Toffees have one win, three draws and one defeat in their last five matches. Also, Everton have not won for four games in a row.
Gael Clichy is out for City and he will join Jack Rodwell and Micah Richards for this clash. James Milner has scored in the 2-0 win over Wigan, but he has hamstring problem, he once again is under doubt. Mario Balotelli or Edin Dzeko will play upfront, while Joleon Lescott will face his former team.
Everton’s leaders Leighton Baines and Nikica Jelavic are under doubt for the game. Seamus Coleman, Kevin Mirallas and Victor Anchebe all face late fitness tests. David Moyes hopes on all three players to be in fit. Phil Neville is long term injured.
Manchester City line-up: Hart, Zabaleta, Nastasic, Kompany, Kolarov, Nasri, Garcia, Y Toure, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero.
Last three matches:
Wigan Athletic 0 – Manchester City FC 2;
Chelsea FC 0 – Manchester City FC 0;
Manchester City FC 1 – Real Madrid CF 1.
Everton line-up: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Heitinga, Distin, Naismith, Gibson, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Jelavic.
Last three matches:
Everton 1 – Arsenal 1;
Everton 1 – Norwich City 1;
Reading 2 – Everton 1.