Everton vs Manchester City: No fresh injury worries for Guardiola

By Ric Turner, Sat 28 September 2019 10:35

Everton vs Manchester City: No fresh injury worries for GuardiolaManager expecting difficult game against "incredible team"

Everton vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 5.30pm, Saturday 28th September 2019

Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool

Referee: Michael Oliver Assistants: S Burt, D Robathan Fourth Official: C Pawson

Odds: Everton 8/1, Draw 9/2, City 3/10

Tickets: Sold out

TV: Sky Sports


Manager: Marco Silva

Squad (from): Pickford, Stekelenburg, Lossl, Hokgate, Baines, Keane, Digne, Mina, Sidibe, Coleman, Martina, Delph, Sigurdsson, Schneiderlin, Davis, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Walcott, Tsoun, Iwobi, Bernard, Kean, Niasse

Injured: Gbamin, Gomes

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WLLWW

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Bravo, Carson, Angelino, Cancelo, Garcia, Harwood-Bellis, Mendy, Otamendi, Walker, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Foden, Gundogan, Mahrez, Rodri, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus

Injured: Laporte, Sane, Stones

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWLW

City have no fresh injury worries after the midweek trip to Preston in the Carabao Cup, so Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte and John Stones are the only absentees for the game at Goodison Park. Youngsters Eric Garcia and Taylor Harwood-Bellis, who both impressed at Deepdale, are likely to be replaced in central defence by Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho in a much changed line-up. Everton have struggled of late under Marco Silva, but Pep Guardiola is expecting a difficult game on Merseyside.

“They remain an incredible team,” he said. “They invest quite good last season and this.

“Goodison Park always one of the toughest games, and we know it. We have already prepared.

“The players know how difficult it is.”

City's last visit to Goodison Park ended in a 2-0 win for the Blues, with Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus netting for the Blues. Overall City have won 71 of the 186 games played against the Toffees, with 47 draws and 68 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero

Score prediction: Everton 2 Manchester City 3