Sports Betting Weekly

Manchester City v Everton

When: Saturday, 06 December 2014 @ 23:30 (FINISHED)
Where: City of Manchester Stadium
Having had the benefit of watching Chelsea’s trip to Newcastle in the weekend’s early kick-off, Manchester City will take to the field in front of their home fans poised to take advantage of any slip-up from their title rivals as they welcome Everton to the City Of Manchester Stadium.

The Toffees have shown fairly indifferent form on their travels so far this season, with a sequence that reads WDLWDL in their last six. While those with an eye for a pattern might expect a win to follow on Saturday evening, the prospects of Roberto Martinez’s team keeping that particular streak going do not look particularly bright given City have won each of their last three on home turf.

Couple that with the fact that Everton have not kept a single clean sheet on their travels this season and quotes of 9/2 on them claiming all three points may even be a little too short for punters to steam into with any real conviction. However, with the 4/7 on City emerging victorious unlikely to get cash registers ringing at bookmakers across the nation either, it may be advisable to look into other markets when it comes to deciding where to invest our cash on this particular fixture.

With 14 goals this season already, man of the moment Sergio Aguero is likely to figure prominently on most scorer coupons and this fact is reflected by odds of 3/1 on him finding the net first. Interestingly, the Argentine has scored more than once in three of the nine Premier League games that he has been on target so far this season, so backing him to score two or more goals against an Everton defence that has leaked nine on the road at 4/1 may be a good way to eke out some value.

For the visitors, meanwhile, striker Romelu Lukaku is the leading marksman in the side with five goals and you can get 8/1 on the big Belgian again finding the net first – a price made more appealing by the fact that he has opened the scoring in half of Everton’s Premier League wins so far.