The reigning Premier League champions quickly settled back into their work after the World Cup break with a comfortable win over Leeds, Erling Haaland netting another brace to take his leage tally to a remarkable 20 goals already.
Frank Lampard’s Everton side are the latest to be tasked with trying to slow him down. The Toffees suffered late disappointment against Wolves last time out, falling to a defeat that leaves them 17th in the table and a point above the relegation zone.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off time on Saturday December 31, 2022.
The Etihad Stadium in Manchester will host.
How to watch Man City vs Everton
TV channel: The game will not be broadcast live in the UK.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Man City vs Everton team news
As ever, there is no shortage of options for Pep Guardiola. Joao Cancelo, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva were all on the bench against Leeds, but could well come into the side should the City boss shuffle his pack.
Julian Alvarez will miss out once more while Ruben Dias has a hamstring injury.
Conor Coady should return for Everton after he was ineligible to face Wolves, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be fit after missing out on the squad completely in that defeat.
“We need to get Dominic fit and look who else we can bring in to help score goals and encourage competition,” said Lampard on Friday. “We will look to see what we can do in the window, to start games and to change games from the bench. We are looking at lots of players.”
Man City vs Everton prediction
Man City were beaten by Brentford in their last home match in the league, and only edged past Fulham in the one before that, but a more routine afternoon is expected here.
The problems continue to mount for Lampard and his Everton side – anything other than a heavy defeat at the Etihad would be a surprise.
Man City to win, 4-0.
Man City vs Everton H2H
Man City wins: 78
Everton wins: 68
Man City are unbeaten in the last 11 meetings between the sides.
Man City vs Everton latest odds
Man City to win: 2/15
Everton to win: 22/1
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.