Everton vs Manchester City preview: No new injury concerns for Guardiola

By Ric Turner, Fri 19 March 2021 16:07

Everton vs Manchester City preview: No new injury concerns for GuardiolaCity boss has fully fit squad to choose from ahead of Goodison clash

Everton vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Cup

Date: 5.30 pm, Satuday 20th March 2021

Venue: Goodside Park, Liverpool

Referee: Michael Oliver Assistants: L Betts, S Massey-Ellis Fourth Official: M Dean VAR: A Marriner

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

TV: BT Sport


Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

Squad (from): Virginia, Olsen, Holgate, Keane, Digne, Mina, Coleman, Nkounko, Godfrey, Sigurdsson, Gomes, Davies, Allan, Onyango, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi, Bernard, King

Injured: Rodriguez, Pickford, Delph, Doucoure, Gbamin

Doubtful: Olsen

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWLL

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Laporte, Mendy, Cancelo, Garcia, Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Silva, Fernandinho, Foden, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero, Torres, Mahrez

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WLWWW

City have no new injury concerns ahead of the clash with Everton, so Pep Guardiola is expected to be able to select from a fully fit squad once again.

The two sides met recently in the league, with City running out 3-1 victors, but Guardiola is expecting a tough challenge against Carlo Ancelotti's side.

“Different games, competition. It's a final tomorrow, a few weeks ago it wasn't a final.

“Away, you have to realise how they play, how we can find spaces to attack, control set pieces because they have a master with Sigurdsson as a taker and tough players like Keane and Mina and Calvert-Lewin.

“The quality of players are there. They're doing well in the league, fighting for qualification for the Champions League.

“That shows how good they have done this season.”

City won their last away game at Goodison Park 3-1, with Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva scoring for the Blues. Overall City have won 74 of the 189 games played against the Toffees, with 47 draws and 68 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Steffen, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Jesus

Score prediction: Everton 1 City 2