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Everton vs Manchester City | Saturday 16 March | Goodison Park | 14:45
Defending English Premier League champions Manchester City will travel to Goodison Park to face Everton as both sides approach the run-in of the league looking for maximum points. Everton sit seventh on the log, seven points off a Champions League spot and can’t afford to drop any points. The title looks a distant dream for Roberto Mancini’s side but they will look to maintain second spot, trailed by Tottenham and Chelsea for the automatic Champions League place. Everton are coming off a distasteful FA Cup tie while City couldn’t have asked for a better performance in their cup showing.
To Win (90mins)
Manchester City 11/10
David Moyes was hoping to mark nearly eleven years in charge at the club with a third FA Cup semi-final in five seasons, but his side produced their worst performance this term. The five-time winners of England's premier cup competition and runners-up in 2009 were booed off by their disbelieving home fans as they trailed 3-0 to Wigan at the interval. Everton were so poor in the first half it was hard to believe they occupied sixth place (at the time) in the Premier League. As much as the Toffees pressed in the second period, Wigan were rarely exposed and remained comfortable until the end. In all areas of the game, Everton were far from their usual selves. They have won just three of their last nine league matches. Everton need striker Nikica Jelavic to recapture his outstanding goalscoring exploits from last season with the Croatian international struggling in front this term. Moyes will almost certainly be without centre back Phil Jagielka after the club announced the England international underwent surgery on an ankle injury picked up in the victory over Reading in their last league match.
VERDICT: Manchester City 11/10
Everton have proved tough to beat at home for the big teams but City will fancy their chances after Wigan embarrassed them at Goodison Park last weekend. City have the second best away record behind leaders United and won their last away match at Aston Villa. Back City at a pretty price for a third straight league victory as they look to consolidate second place.
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