City 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
Form guide: WWWLL
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
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