Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Everton vs Manchester City - Competition: Capital One Cup

Everton have won just three of their 11 home league games so far this season and enter the match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Spurs at their own turf. The Toffees are struggling at the back - they have conceded 20 league goals at home so far this season (and just nine away). The Merseysiders have defeated Barnsley, Reading, Norwich and Middlesbrough to come all the way to the semi-finals.
Captain Phil Jagielka and midfielder Steven Pienaar are unlikely to be risked. James McCarthy is likely to be out of action until the end of the month with a hip injury. Joel Robles is expected to replace Tim Howard between the posts while Romelu Lukaku is expected to retain his berth up front. Kevin Mirallas, Gerard Deulofeu, Muhamed Besic and Brendan Galloway are also in line to start.
Man City team beat Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium at the weekend to stay close to EPL leaders Arsenal but they collected only one win in previous six away games in all competitions and failed to score in four of their last six away game.Saturday's success was their first away victory since 12 September. Manuel Pellegrini's men have eliminated the likes of Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Hull City in the League Cup so far.
Despite struggling injuries this season, Sergio Aguero is set to start for Manchester City as Wilfried Bony is sidelined. Willy Caballero, Navas, Fernando and Fabian Delph all set to star Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany remain sidelined with injury.
The Citizens have won four and lost none of the previous five meetings with Everton. They ran out 2-0 winners when the sides met on this ground in August’s Premier League encounter, when goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Nasri secured three points for the visitors.

Everton last 5 matches:
07/12/15 Everton 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
12/12/15 Norwich City 1 – 1 Everton
19/12/15 Everton 2 – 3 Leicester City
26/12/15 Newcastle 0 – 1 Everton
28/12/15 Everton 3 – 4 Stoke City

Manchester City last 5 matches:
12/12/15 Man City 2 – 1 Swansea City
21/12/15 Arsenal 2 – 1 Manchester City
26/12/15 Manchester City 4 – 1 Sunderland
29/12/15 Leicester City 0 – 0 Manchester City
02/01/16 Watford 1 – 2 Man City

Date: 6 January 2016
Time: 20:00 GMT
Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool 

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]


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