Everton haven't made the greatest of starts to their Premier League campaign and currently occupy 13th position in the table after 5 wins, 6 draws and 9 defeats from their opening 20 fixtures, a terrible return for a side that finished in 5th position in the Premier League last season and they currently find themselves 13 points adrift of the European qualification positions. Everton have been on a terrible run of form in recent weeks and come into this game on the back of 4 straight defeats in the Premier League, a shocking run that includes another disappointing result and performance last time out when they were defeated 2-0 away by struggling Hull City, a result which makes it just 2 goals scored in their last 4 league games.
Manchester CIty are the visitors to Goodison Park on Saturday and have enjoyed a great start to the defence of their Premier League title with 14 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats from their opening 20 matches, a record that sees them occupy 2nd position in the table level on points, goals scored and goals conceded with top of the table Chelsea. Manchester City have been on a fantastic run of form in recent times that has seen them pick up 25 points from the last 27 available, a fine run that includes another victory last time out in the league when they won 3-2 at home to struggling Sunderland, thanks to a 73rd minute winner from veteran midfielder Franck Lampard who has extended his loan spell at the Etihad Stadium until the end of the season.
Manchester City have a great recent record against the Toffees with victories in the last 3 meetings between the two sides, including a month ago when they met in the league at the Etihad Stadium, and given the respective form of both sides will be strong favourites to record another victory tomorrow.
Prediction: Everton 0 - 2 Manchester City.