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Can hosts Everton cause Man City Super Sunday upset?

| 23.08.2015

Manchester City make the short trek to Goodison Park in a formidable vein of home, having clocked up six goals in their first two Premier League fixtures, making them early 11/10 favourites with Coral to reclaim the title.

Customers can also grab tasty odds of 12/1 for City to win their third consecutive outing by a 3-0 margin once again, or back the Sky Blues at 2/1 to score three or more, both of which would prove better value than an odds-on price of 3/4 for victory.

Despite their excellent opening form, the Mancunians have not fared as well at Goodison Park as would be expected recently. City have only slain their Northwest rivals on Merseyside once in their past six trips, so are a fantastic 15/4 shout to take the spoils, or 14/5 to end on even terms.

In-form Toffees talismen Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley have both bagged against the Citizens in the past and are respective 7/4 and 5/1 prices in the anytime market, with lethal Lukaku also 6/1 to be opening scorer.

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After demolishing Southampton at home, the Toffees should be confident of stalling City’s progress on home turf, and are certainly capable of causing trouble.

Midfielder James McCarthy certainly seems to fancy his side’s chances, stating: “It’s always a tough place to come, Goodison Park, and as long as the fans are behind us again this week, it will make things difficult for Man City.

“The fans are always massive for us. They travelled down in their numbers to Southampton and you could hear them from the first to the last minute…everyone worked really hard and hopefully now we can carry that into City,” added the Scottish-born Republic of Ireland international.

Meanwhile, from Man City’s perspective, they can keep well ahead of title rivals Chelsea with a win at Everton, which would also see Manuel Pellegrini’s impressive men equal a club record of nine league victories in a row.

This feat was last achieved in 1912, when City were embroiled in a relegation battle, but now it could see them steam into a strong Premier League lead.

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Spanish artist David Silva continues to sensationally pull all the strings and is 7/4 to star anytime on the scoresheet, while leading man Sergio Aguero is a fantastic punt at 3/1 to draw first blood.

Yaya Toure has proven a formidable presence again, and is 2/1 to be on target anytime, while new boy Raheem Sterling is the same price to poach his first official goal in a sky blue shirt.

Betting tip: back scintillating City at a terrific 2/1 to grab three or more goals



Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.