Everton – Manchester City – This weekend on the schedule is the 30th round of the English Premiership and it will be opened by two teams that took a break in the championship seven days ago before, because they had obligations in the FA Cup quarterfinals. However, only the Manchester City has successfully finished the task winning the Championship division Barnsley, while Everton was somewhat surprisingly defeated by Wigan at home. Otherwise, the Citizens are currently the second in the championship and have as many as 14 points over the 7th placed Everton, which on the other side can boast that in the autumn part of the season have remained undefeated on Etihad. Begins: 16.03.2013 – 13:45 CET
But perhaps more important is the fact that the coach Moyes players are in the last three championship matches with the City achieved the same number of wins, and this time also rightly hope for a good result. However, to do so they must demonstrate a much better game than a week ago in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup, when they were defeated at Goodison with even 3-0 by Wigan. But before that they won at home Reading 3-1 in the Premiership, and in this way get closer to the 5th placed Arsenal to just two points, and certainly the coach Moyes is very happy that they again have improved its realization. Precisely because of this now against the Citizens should be expected that the home team start the game in a pretty offensive formation in order to materialise the most from the numerous absences in the opponent’s defender line. As for the current situation in Everton, only two players are injured, the stopper Jagielka and defender Hibbert, and they will not take part in this game.
Probable lineups Everton: Howard – Coleman, Heitinga, Distin, Baines – Osman, Gibson – Mirallas, Fellaini, Pienaar – Jelavic
We have already said that they as opposed to Everton, Manchester City players routinely did its job in the FA Cup quarterfinals, wining at home with as much as 5-0 over the Championship division Barnsley. In this match the triple scorer Tevez has particularly distinguished himself as well as in last championship match against Aston Villa, where his goal brought three points to the visiting Citizens. Before then, the current English champions won at home ??a very important 2-0 against the direct rival in the fight for the very top, London’s Chelsea. In this way, the coach Mancini players have broken one unpleasant series of two draws and one defeat, which actually led to a backlog of as many as 12 points behind the leading Manchester United. And exactly this big point difference between these two teams means that the Citizens must come to terms with the loss of the title and the rest of the season completely devote to preservation of at least the second place in the championship. But to succeed in that, they definitely need to be up to the task in this away game against Everton, no matter that injuries will prevent defenders Maicon and Richards, stopper Kompany, midfielder Rodwell and attacker Aguero to take part in the match.
Probable lineups Manchester City: Hart – Zabaleta, Kolo Toure, Nastasic, Clichy – Milner, Javi Garcia, Yaya Toure, Silva – Tevez, Džeko
Everton – Manchester City Pick
Given that the City has in a series of good results, they will likely again starts more offensively than usual this away game against traditionally unpleasant Everton, and the spectators at Goodison should enjoy an interesting and above all efficient match.
Better's Tip: over 2.5 goals