Manchester City will welcome Everton to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening as they hope to close the gap between league leaders Arsenal by taking all three points from this encounter. The Sky Blues come into the match on the back of a comfortable 3-1 win while the Toffees suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers who are already in the relegation place at the seventeenth spot right below them.
Manchester City Vs Everton: Talking Tactics
Pep Guardiola should probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation and could make a couple of changes to the match-day squad. Aymeric Laporte will replace Manuel Akanji in the heart of City’s backline while Phil Foden features from the start in the left-wing spot.
Frank Lampard will make use of the 4-3-3 formation of his own and is expected to name a strong first XI for this away encounter. Demarai Gray will feature from the start replacing Dwight McNeil in the final third while Neal Maupay continues to lead the charge up top.
Guardiola will remain without the services of Ruben Dias who is recovering from a thigh injury at the moment. Julian Alvarez is doubtful to be available for selection as he makes his return to Eithad following the World Cup-winning campaign with Argentina. Apart from this the rest of the team remains fit and available for selection.
Manchester City Predicted XI
Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Laporte, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo Silva, Haaland, Foden
Meanwhile, Dominic Calvert Lewin remains doubtful to be available for selection following his thigh issues and Yerry Mina went off injured again on Boxing day; so the Toffees will remain without their services for this crucial fixture.
Everton Predicted XI
Pickford; Patterson, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko; Onana, Gueye, Iwobi; Gordon, Maupay, Gray
Manchester City vs Everton: Streaming Links
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|Germany||Sky Sports Premier League|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NOW|