Everton vs. Man City Betting Tips: Back Calvert-Lewin to be carded at Goodison
Manchester City continue their pursuit of a historic treble as they look to close in on the Premier League title with a trip to Everton on Sunday afternoon. We’ve got our man Anthony Eadson in the tipping hotseat with two fancies, including a juicy player ‘to be carded’ price at 5/1.
The Premier League record was smashed on Monday for the most goals being scored in a day featuring three top-flight matches. 21 goals were scored in total, with Everton managing five of those in an emphatic 5-1 victory on the road at Brighton, in what was arguably the shock result of the bank holiday weekend. That three points lifts The Toffees out of the relation zone to 17th, with two points separating them from Leicester and Leeds who both sit inside the drop zone on 30 points.
Manchester City will be pleased with the 1-1 draw they will take back to The Etihad, after their Champions League semi-final first-leg against Real Madrid. Rotation is expected by Pep Guardiola for this fixture, but it’s worth remembering that this is a side who have won 10 league games on the bounce and who are just 1/14 with most betting sites to go on and lift the league title once again.
Eveton vs Manchester City Tips
After Everton’s five-goal showing on the South Coast against Brighton, it’s easy to forget that they are a side who prior to that had failed to win any of their last seven league matches.
We may see the likes of Julian Alvarez and Riyad Mahrez start this game as Pep rotates his pack to be able to fight on three fronts for the remainder of the campaign however, I’ve got firm belief that he will have this team drilled to allow for no slip ups against Everton.
Everton have been improved in recent weeks, very much down to the impact Dominic Calvet-Lewin has made since his return, but ultimately I see City winning this one quite comfortably after winning their last 10 domestic contests.
Pep’s men average more possession than any other side in the league (65.4%). They also average over six corners per game taken this season and all things considered I think 3/1 looks a solid price for City to win the match, have the most corners in each half and also have the most shots on target in each half.
I’m also having a dabble on Dominic Calvert-Lewin to be carded. After all the palaver of getting him back to full fitness and Sean Dyche going as far as checking he was using a suitable mattress, the Everton forward is enjoying a good run of starts.
Since the beginning of April, Calvert-Lewin has started five matches and has given away 10 fouls in that period. I put him up for a card against Brighton on Monday, for which he truly obliged, which means it’s now two yellows in his last four.
A couple of seasons ago he was the most carded striker in the division, picking up nine in total throughout the campaign, and at 5/1 I think he looks too big a price here considering Everton are deep in a relegation battle.