Everton travel to Manchester City for the Premier League’s Monday night clash today, giving the Citizens an ideal opportunity to really test out their big summer signings.
City opened their campaign at Premier League new boys Brighton, winning 2-0, but Everton will provide a much better measure of just how well Pep’s new-look team will fare across the course of the season, across more challenging opposition.
The Toffees saw off Stoke in a 1-0 win at Goodison Park, courtesy of Wayne Rooney, and they will be hoping that the England international will fill the hole left by last season’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku, who went the other way to Manchester United.
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City have quite literally expanded their dressing room, with Guardiola still on the lookout to further bolster his squad before the window shuts, having already spent £200m+ on five major players including Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy.
Everton are currently enduring the absences of many injured players, like Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon and Seamus Coleman, but could have new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson slip straight in this evening.
The former Swan had a formidable season last year as the Welsh club’s second-top scorer and the set piece specialist could be particularly handy tonight.
I think Ronald Koeman’s side can certainly put up a good fight and are in with a chance of poaching a goal or two, it just depends how well the City side come together on the night.
At 1.30 for a home win, I think it’s worth taking a risk and backing the draw instead at 5.70 with Sportsbet.io