Manchester City – Everton: prediction for the match of the championship of England
In the match Manchester City – Everton on December 15, 2018, the hosts will try to regain the first line of the English championship. The kickoff at the Etihad Stadium is scheduled for 15:30 Moscow time.Manchester City In the previous round, the “citizens” missed the lead in the championship and suffered their first defeat of the season. The trip to Chelsea was supposed to be the central event of the 15th round – the expectations were justified. The opponent’s level made itself felt in the first half, the hosts’ players tried not to force things and secure their own goal. Although City players dominated the attack, it rarely came to scoring chances. Raheem Sterling had a good moment for scoring at the beginning of the match, the Englishman took the ball ten meters from the goal, only there was not enough strength for a strong blow and the Chelsea goalkeeper calmly took the ball. Although the Blues were not focused on the attack, they managed to convert their only scoring chance, four City players immediately ran to cover Eden Hazard, but no one noticed the oncoming Ngolo Kante, the Frenchman hit right under the crossbar and opened the scoring just before the break. The hosts went on vacation with a minimal advantage. In the second half the situation was a bit different, the “pensioners” leveled the game and began to respond in a more aggressive, attacking manner. “Citizens” tried to equalize the score, but in the end they conceded for the second time, David Luiz played well from a corner and scored the ball into the far corner, making the score 2-0 in the 78th minute. Further actions of City players did not change the situation, the game ended with the score 2:0. This defeat hit the Manchester team a little, however, the Mancunians have the opportunity to again lead the Premier League standings, for this they need to win the Manchester City-Everton match and hope for a loss of points from Liverpool. Everton “Taffy” is now difficult to win, the team of Marco Silva has not won for three rounds, which is why the “scousers” have lost the sixth line and missed Manchester United in front of them. Everton hosted Watford in the previous matchday. The hosts were clearly determined to take the maximum in this game, this was especially noticeable at the beginning of the first half. Everton’s players quickly took the lead, Richarlison became the author of the goal, the Brazilian midfielder shot with one touch and left no chance for the goalkeeper in the 15th minute of the match. Such a start allowed Everton to play according to the situation and play calmly in the future. In the first half, the “taffy” players did their best and did not allow the opponents to create danger at their gates. Not bad for the home team began the second half. Everything was going well until Sheamus Coleman’s moment happened, the ball bounced off the post and after hitting the defender’s leg, it flew into the goal. Coleman scored in the 63rd minute, and two minutes later he made a second scoring error, the Irishman lost the riding fight to Abdoulaye Dukura and allowed him to score a goal – 1:2. The game at the “toffees” did not go well, Sigurdsson could change everything, only the Icelander failed to outplay the opponent’s goalkeeper in the 68th minute, when he decided to take a penalty. The game was drawing to a close and Everton still needed a goal. A miracle happened in the sixth stoppage minute, Watford’s defenders played rough near their penalty area and brought a standard at their goal, Lucas Digne approached the ball and easily threw the wall – 2:2. This draw was the second in a row for the “toffees”, but it is unlikely that their fans will be against a draw in the match between Manchester City and Everton, because they will have a trip to the second team of the championship. Odds for the match Manchester City – Everton December 15, 2018 The absolute favorites are the bookmakers of the company “Pari-Match” Manchester City players. Odds for the match Manchester City – Everton: Manchester City win – 1.23; Draw – 7.10; Everton win – 11.5. Manchester City – Everton: prediction for the match Despite the status of an outsider, Everton players have not lost at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League for two years. At a minimum, without a goal scored, the “toffees” should not leave this time either. Forecast for the match Manchester City – Everton: Everton will score their first goal in the first half, odds – 2.90.