Manchester City v Everton betting tips – Can Toffees maintain their slender lead?
Everton are just ninety minutes from their first League Cup final since 1994
January 26th, 2016
The Toffees have appeared in the final of this competition before but they have never gone on to win the League Cup, however they currently hold a very commanding position heading into tomorrow evening’s match thanks to a 2-1 win in the first leg of the semi-final against Manchester City.
Can they follow this up with a win against the Citizens when the sides clash for the third time in three weeks? Indeed, they can and Roberto Martinez will be confident that his side can make it three without defeat against City, having drawn 0-0 in their Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium two weeks ago.
At the very least, the Toffees need a draw to ensure their progress into the Capital One Cup final and a possible meeting with their arch-rivals Liverpool. They will be in for a tough task against a City side which have enjoyed relative success in this tournament, winning it three times with their most recent victory in 2014 when they defeated Sunderland to the tune of 3-1 in the final.
Indeed, the Toffees need to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat at home to strugglers Swansea City last weekend, this result prompting a chorus of boos from large sections of the home support at Goodison Park. Nevertheless, they can’t ponder on this disappointing result and will need to stay focused on the job in hand with the travelling support likely to be in fine voice as they cheer their heroes towards a place in the Capital One Cup final. Back Everton at 5/4 with Coral to qualify for Wembley tomorrow evening.
With that in mind, Manchester City will need to attack from the very start and they will ask much from an Everton defence which has been far from solid this term. Nevertheless, the visitors have the advantage and can settle for a draw, therefore we expect a defence-minded display from Martinez’ side. Back an Everton win-to-nil at 14/1 with Coral.