With the Toffees looking consistently fragile at the back, Goal are backing Guardiola’s men to have more than one goal to celebrate at Goodison Park
Everton will be aiming to bounce back from FA Cup elimination when they welcome Manchester City to Goodison Park for Sunday’s Premier League clash.
Beaten 2-1 at home to Leicester in the cup, the Toffees are available at 31/10 (4.10) with Paddy Power to put that disappointment behind them with a high profile win here.
Pep Guardiola’s men have lost two of their last three league matches away from home but are 17/20 (1.85) favourites to take maximum points for the third time in four visits to this stadium.
Paddy Power are offering any new customers an enhanced price on the visiting side. Anyone yet to register for an online account can take a quote of 8/1 (9.0) on the red-hot favourites by using the link above and backing City at the usual odds. If the away team pick up maximum points then you’ll be paid out at the enhanced value of 8/1 (9.0) at the final whistle.
The sides shared a 1-1 draw when they met at the Etihad Stadium in October’s reverse fixture, and you can get odds of 11/4 (3.75) on them cancelling each other out once again in this one.
With their league form proving frustratingly inconsistent, getting knocked out of the cup has denied Ronald Koeman’s team their last realistic chance of any sort of glory this season.
It was arguably the manner of their defeat that proved the most difficult to take, having taken the lead just after an hour only to fall behind only eight minutes later.
This kind of defensive fragility is only likely to be exposed once again on Sunday when they attempt to contain the Premier League’s second most prolific attack, who have averaged just over two goals per game so far this campaign.
Indeed, having scored at least twice in seven of their last nine league matches, Sergio Aguero and Co. must fancy their chances of punishing a backline that has kept just three clean sheet in their previous 18 fixtures.
With defensive lynchpin Idrissa Gueye missing from the home midfield due to Africa Cup of Nations duties, odds of 8/11 (1.73) appear too good to pass up on City finding the net on more than one occasion at Goodison Park.