Everton v Manchester City tips – Toffees joy in Capital One Cup clash
Can City move closer to a trophy in the Capital One Cup?
January 5th, 2016
A trophy is desperately needed at the Etihad Stadium, failure last season to add anything to the cabinet resulting in mounting speculation about boss Manuel Pellegrini’s future. The Chilean may still be in charge, however failure to give the fans something to cheer about will certainly pile the pressure upon his shoulders.
With the Citizens edging ever closer to a Wembley final, Pellegrini will be confident of sweeping past Everton at Goodison Park this evening, however the Toffees will have other ideas.
This competition provides Roberto Martinez’ side with an excellent chance to add something to their own trophy cupboard. The side have won no small amount of plaudits for their performances in the top flight, given that they are operating on a relatively small budget by Premier League standards. Nevertheless, they haven’t triumphed in a major tournament for many years and the big question is, can they go all the way in this one?
Manchester City start this match as firm favourites to win at 21/20 with betfair, not a huge surprise perhaps given that they are sitting third in the top flight with just three points separating them from leaders Arsenal. Pellegrini’s side are far from their best away from home however with defeats to Stoke and Spurs as well as a draw with Villa in the Midlands, therefore it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them struggle against the Toffees and we’ll be backing an Everton win at odds of 11/4 with Bet365.
As far as goalscorers are concerned, who else would we choose but Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian international scoring for fun this season for Everton and second only to Jamie Vardy in the Premier League goalscoring table. Two more goals would see him achieve his personal best in the top flight in a season and we expect him to move ever closer to that by adding his name to the scoresheet on Wednesday evening. Back Lukaku at 28/17 with 888sport on the Anytime Goalscorer market.
With Everton banging in goals aplenty this term and conceding at the other end, we feel that there will be something for both sets of fans to cheer. Stoke can score more than City and seal the win, however they won’t shut out the visitors and as such, we’ll also be going for Over 2.5 goals at 4/6 with Winner.com.