Everton vs Man CityFA Cup, KO: 17:30 Mar 20, 2021, Goodison Park
MAN CITY will look to march on in their quest for an unprecedented quadruple when they travel to Goodison Park to face Everton in the FA Cup on Saturday evening.
The Citizens have their sights firmly set on scooping a historic clean sweep this season and they barely got out of second gear when brushing aside Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 on Wednesday night.
That triumph sent the sky blue juggernaut through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the Premier League title race already looks like a formality with eight rounds of fixtures left to play.
Pep Guardiola's star-studded side will switch their focus to the FA Cup this weekend when they take on an Everton side who they made light work of at this venue last month.
In fact, Goodison Park setbacks have been a recurring theme of Everton's season – the Toffees have been toppled in seven of their 14 Premier League matches on home turf this term.
Last time out, Everton's dismal home form continued when crashing to a 2-1 defeat against Burnley and Carlo Ancelotti's Blues will face an uphill battle to secure a FA Cup semi-final spot on Saturday.
Everton have lost each of their last six encounters with Man City and the bookies odds suggest that trend is set to continue with the Blues big outsiders here at 17/2 with Betfair and the draw in normal time is priced up at 9/2 with William Hill.
Man City have won each of their last 11 away matches in all competitions and another Citizens road success is trading at a lowly 3/10 with TonyBet.
The bookmaker's prices for this match unsurprisingly suggest that this will be a one-sided affair and it's therefore a case of having to get creative to get a decent price on a Man City win.
I'll head to the Bet Builder market and combine Man City to win, under five match goals and over zero Everton cards, a 20/23 play with Bet 365.
Man City have won an eye-watering 24 of their last 25 matches across all competitions – a sample that includes a 3-1 triumph at Goodison Park last month.
However, when digging a bit deeper it can be seen that the Man City win and under five match goal combo has banked in nine of the of the Blue Moon's last 11 away matches across all competitions.
With that in mind, I'm happy to side with another City success alongside under 4.5 match goals but in order to boost up the price, I'll also back Everton to collect at least one card during this cup clash.
Carlo Ancelotti's crew are averaging 1.64 cards per game this season and they have picked up at least one card in 12 of their last 14 outings.
One player who could be worth considering for caution here is Everton defender Lucas Dinge who is a chunky looking 7/1 with Bet 365 to go into the book on Saturday night.
The Toffees left-back has been carded in two of his last eight appearances and the fiery Frenchman looks overpriced for a caution here when faced with a City side that appear to be in unstoppable form.
This FA Cup match between Everton and Man City will be played on Mar 20, 2021 and kick off at 17:30. Check below for our tipsters best Everton vs Man City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.
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