Competition/Round: 2019/20 English Premier League – Matchday 7
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, UK
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Dan Robathan
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson
VAR: Andre Mariner
Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday
TV Info: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); NBC USA (USA)
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After overcoming their respective opponents in the third round of the EFL “Carabao” Cup, Everton and Manchester City will shift their focus to the English Premier League. The Toffees will host the Sky Blues on Matchday 7 of the 2019/20 season.
Everton are without the injured André Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin
Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Leroy Sané are injured and will not feature in this match.
Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Schneiderlin, Delph; Richarlison, Sigurðsson, Iwobi; Kean
Manager: Marco Silva
Ederson; Cancelo, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, D. Silva; B. Silva, Agüero, Sterling
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Everton appear to be in a crisis as manager Marco Silva has recently received a lot of criticism. The Toffees have earned back to back losses against AFC Bournemouth and Sheffield United, and things are not working in their favour. Everton currently sit in 14 place in the EPL table, and have only won two of their opening six matches. Whilst they earned poor results in recent weeks, they will look to turn things around as they host the Champions of England on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Manchester City seem to have overcome their shocking defeat at Norwich after earning commanding results against Shakhtar Donetsk, Watford and Preston North End. Despite their recent injuries in defence, they have managed to score plenty of goals against their opposition, thus their midfielders and forwards have played well.
Based on the current state of affairs at Everton, Silva will have wished for an easier match-up in order to showcase why he should remain at the helm of the club. Recent results have shown, however, that Goodison Park serves as a sort of bad omen for Manchester City as the Sky Blues have only won three of their last five visits in all competitions. Nonetheless, it is predicted Pep Guardiola’s men will do just enough to earn a victory at this difficult ground.
Everton 2-3 Manchester City