Manchester City v Everton: match preview

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Manchester City v Everton: probable starters in bold, contenders in light.

Manchester City Match previews Manchester City v Everton: match preview

After the convincing 2-0 win at Brighton in the campaign opener, Manchester City face a sterner test in Everton. Pep Guardiola’s default system may now be a back three which is why the West Bromwich Albion central defender Jonny Evans is being pursued. The last time City faced Ronald Koeman’s side they suffered a 4-0 defeat at Goodison Park. The corresponding home league game was a 1-1 draw City dominated, so the manager will hope that match, not January’s reverse, is an augury of Monday’s meeting. Jamie Jackson

Kick-off Monday 8pm

Venue Etihad Stadium

Last season Manchester City 1 Everton 1

Live SSPL

Referee Robert Madley

This season G1, Y4, R0, 4.00 cards per game

Odds H 1-3 A 10-1 D 5-1

Manchester City

Subs from Bravo, Danilo, Sterling, Gündoga, Bony, Mangala, Delph, Sané, Mendy, Adarabioyo, Roberts, Denayer, Zinchenko, Touré, Foden

Doubtful Delph (match fitness), Gündogan (knee), Mendy (thigh)

Injured Nasri (neck, unknown)

Suspended None

Form W

Discipline Y2 R0

Leading scorer Agüero 1

Everton

Subs from Robles, Stekelenburg, Jagielka, Mirallas, Lennon, Sigurdsson, Besic, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate, Niasse, Lookman, Kenny

Doubtful Sandro (heel)

Injured McCarthy (knee, 26 Aug), Coleman (broken leg, Dec), Bolasie (knee, Jan), Funes Mori (knee, Mar), Barkley (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Form W

Discipline Y1 R0

Leading scorer Rooney 1

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