FM Preview: Manchester City v Everton 20 Dec 2010

Last updated : 19 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Everton fixture

Man. City prepare to entertain Everton at City of Manchester Stadium on Monday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, having won 45 and lost only 18 of the 81 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Wed 24 MarMan. City0-2EvertonPREM
2009/2010Sat 16 JanEverton2 - 0Man. CityPREM
2008/2009Sat 25 AprEverton1 - 2Man. CityPREM
2008/2009Sat 13 DecMan. City0 - 1EvertonPREM
2007/2008Mon 25 FebMan. City0 - 2EvertonPREM
2007/2008Sat 12 JanEverton1 - 0Man. CityPREM
2006/2007Mon 01 JanMan. City2 - 1EvertonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Sky Blues score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

Everton have an average recent record on the road, remaining unbeaten in the last six, though five of those have been draws. The Toffees's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Man. City's total of 32 points from their 17 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Everton find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 17 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

With the Sky Blues being in decent shape at home at the moment, I am pleased to predict that this match should result in nothing other than a comfortable home win. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Man. City Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Everton Previous 4 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 7 most recent games.