Manchester City head into tomorrow’s FA Cup quarter-final against Everton in high spirits after securing qualification for the Champions League quarter-finals during the week.
In stark contrast, the Toffees are heading into the match off the back of two very disappointing losses to Chelsea and Burnley, so the Citizens will be heavy favourites for the game at Goodison Park.
Manager Pep Guardiola has a fully fit squad to choose from, which is no mean feat at this stage of the season when players are feeling the effects of a truncated fixture schedule.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Play Everton:
Steffen, Walker, Garcia, Laporte, Mendy, Silva, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Torres, Aguero, Foden
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has injury doubts over six players. Robin Olsen’s fitness is still in question, while Jordan Pickford (muscular), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles), Fabian Delph (tendon), James Rodriguez (calf) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (foot) have all been ruled out.
Everton’s Predicted XI:
Olsen, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Digne, Davies, Allen, Gomes, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
The bookies have made City the heavy favourites with Betfred pricing them at 3/10 for the win. A draw after 90 minutes is 24/5 with Unibet while a victory for Everton is 19/2 at the same bookmaker.
Predicted Score – 2-0 to City