Everton vs Manchester City 05/03/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Everton(20-9-7) Manchester City (24-5-6)
Saturday 3rd May 2014 17:30(GMT)
The Line: Everton 18/5 Draw 11/4 Manchester City 8/11 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; NBC Sports
Only three weeks ago Everton were in pole position for the Champions League, the toffees beat Arsenal 3-0 in Goodison Park to take control of their own destiny. Unfortunately for Everton and their fans though the team has suffered two defeats in the last three games and now need to win both of their games and hope arsenal lose one and draw or lose the other. Everton will be missing Gareth Barry for this game as he is ineligible to play against Manchester City the team he is on loan from, add that loss to the missing Pienaar, Mirallas and Distin and Roberton Martinez has himself a mini crisis. Martinez will look to Lukaku, McCarthy,Baines and Coleman to carry the fight to Manchester City. Lukaku has had a terrific season and will be the main goal threat for Everton.
Manchester City now have their own title ambitions back in their own hands. Simply put three wins for City and they will be Champions. Manuel Pelligrini will be missing David Silva and Jesus Navas throughinjury but the return of Ya Ya Toure last week was a hige surprise and welcomed for the citizens. With Aguero, Dzeko, Negredo and Jovetich there is no shortage of attacking talent for Manchester City and there is no doubt that City will go to Everton and try to get a fast start and get ahead of the toffees. This game will be Manchester City's biggest test and if they can come through this game unscathed then surely they will be Champions.
I'm taking Manchester City to win here. There isno doubt the price on Everton is a bit big but I just cant see Everton getting the win over City. City have been given a lifeline by Chelsea's win against Liverpool last week and I dont think they are going to waste another opportunity. With Sergio Aguero, Dzeko and Ya Ya toure, along with captain and center half Kompany I just think Manchester City have so much quality that they will wear down Everton. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo