Manchester City v Everton betting tips: Champions hope to sign off in style
Manchester City wrap up their title-winning campaign hoping to avoid a third successive home defeat against an Everton team who have been much better on the road than at Goodison Park this season.
The Toffees are 6/1 to end a seven-match losing run against City in all competitions while the hosts are 4/9 to win their last match before the Champions League final in Porto.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side can still qualify for the inaugural Europa Conference League so let’s examine some of the odds and markets in our Manchester City v Everton betting tips.
City have lost three of their last six games, their latest setback coming on Tuesday night when they squandered a 2-0 lead to go down 3-2 at Brighton, although they had Joao Cancelo sent off in the 10th minute.
Their recent home defeats by Leeds and Chelsea both came with 90th-minute winners and by 2-1 scorelines so we go 20/1 on a repeat of that result or the visitors to bag their first goal between 81 minutes and full-time which is available at 14/1.
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— Everton (@Everton) May 19, 2021
However, City’s recent record against the Merseysiders cannot be ignored having beaten them by two-goal margins in six of their last seven meetings, including this season’s FA Cup and Premier League games.
Pep Guardiola’s side are 10/3 to win by two goals or 21/20 to do so by over 2.5 match goals which was the case in five of those victories.
City have also scored and conceded in five of their previous six matches and they are available at 19/10 to win with goals at both ends on Sunday.
Guardiola could have Sergio Aguero for his final game for the club having missed City’s last two matches but Cancelo is suspended following his red card at the Amex Stadium.
Kevin De Bruyne has missed the last two games with an unspecified injury but he is back in training and Guardiola revealed his key midfielder “feels good” but Ilkay Gundogan limped off early in the second half on the south coast and is doubtful.
Everton secured their first home win since the start of March with Wednesday’s 1-0 victory over Wolves in which James Rodriguez was rested having tweaked a calf injury against Sheffield United and he will miss Sunday’s game.
Phil Foden scored his 15th goal of the season in all competitions in midweek and is 7/4 to be on target again. He also grabbed the opener in the Premier League win in February and is 5/1 to break the deadlock.
Ferran Torres was taken off five minutes after Cancelo’s red card so he should be fresh and can be backed at 5/1 to score the game’s first goal or 15/8 just to find the net having bagged a hat-trick against Newcastle a week last Friday.
Riyad Mahrez has 14 goals this season and has scored in two of his last four appearances against the Toffees. The Algeria winger is 17/10 to repeat that feat.
Everton striker Richarlison ended an 11-game goal drought with the winner against Wolves and is 12/1 and 4/1 respectively to break the deadlock or score while Dominic Calvert-Lewin is 5/1 and 9/5 by the same criteria.
Where: Etihad Stadium
When: 16:00, Sunday 23rd May
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication