All-important Manchester City are dedicating themselves to the FA Cup tonight to continue their attempts to win trophies on four fronts this season.
Pep Guardiola’s team has an impressive lead of 14 points at the Premier League summit, will certainly reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League – where they will play against Borussia Dortmund – and meet Tottenham in the Carembao Cup final in Wembley on April 25.
And City will also be favorites to secure a spot in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday night when they face Everton in their last eight games.
Visitors have won all three games with ease since their epic undefeated run in 28 games ended in the Manchester Derby earlier this month and comfortable 3-1 winners lost on their last visit to Goodison Park in February.
In contrast, Everton followed a defeat to Chelsea with a shock loss to Burnley that took a blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four.
You haven’t reached the FA Cup semi-finals since 2016.
Date, time and location of Everton vs Man City
Everton v Manchester City are scheduled for Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. GMT kick-off.
Due to the ongoing restrictions of Covid-19, the game at Goodison Park will be played behind closed doors with no spectators allowed.
How to watch Everton versus Man City
TV Channel: Everton vs Manchester City will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. The reporting starts at 5 p.m.
Live Stream: Players with a BT Sport subscription can also stream the game online via the BT Sport website or app.
Everton face Manchester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals
Everton v Man City team news
Carlo Ancelotti must use third-choice goalkeeper Joao Virginia against City against City. Jordan Pickford is out with an abdominal injury and deputy Robin Olsen is also out.
Everton also misses Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez, as well as midfielders Fabian Delph – formerly City – and Jean-Philippe Gbamin.
Guardiola, meanwhile, has no new injury concerns and the luxury of a full-fledged team to choose from on Saturday night.
Everton vs Man City Predicted Lineups
Everton (4-2-1-2): Virginia; Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne; Allan, Davies, Gomes; Sigurdsson; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Manchester City (4-3-3): Steffen; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Torres, Aguero, Sterling
Everton squad from: Virginia, Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Digne, Allan, Gomes, Davies, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin, Tyrer, Mina, Nkounkou, Broadhead, Sigurdsson, Bernard, John, Iwobi, Onyango, King.
Manchester City squad from: Ederson, Steffen, Walker, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Steine, Garcia, Ake, Zinchenko, Mendy, Gundogan, Rodri, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva, Sterling, Torres, Mahrez, Foden, Jesus, Aguero.
Third-choice goalkeeper Joao Virginia starts for Everton this weekend
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Everton v Man City prediction: 0-2 away win
The city has shown no signs of hangover after its defeat in the Manchester derby, although it has not faced major opposition since in Southampton, Fulham and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
A remarkable quadruple seems to be absolutely achievable, especially without the injury issues that are currently burdening them despite a hectic schedule of fixtures.
City have won all of their last six games against Everton, who is unconfident after Burnley’s home defeat.
Hard to see after a comfortable away win.
Everton v Man City head to head history and results
- Everton wins: 68
- Man City wins: 74
- Draws: 47
- Last meeting: Everton 1-3 Manchester City (17/02/2021)
Everton vs Man City betting odds and tips
- Everton wins: 10/1
- Man City wins: 1/3
- Draw: 5/1
- First goalscorer: Gabriel Jesus, 4/1