Manchester City will hope to continue their charge towards the top of the table as they host a struggling Everton side at the Etihad on New Year’s Eve.

City were not at their best against Leeds on Wednesday but did exactly what they needed to in a 3-1 victory.

They are now five points adrift of Arsenal and can only try and put the pressure on the Gunners.

Everton head to City on the back of a bad defeat at home to Wolves with the pressure turning up on Frank Lampard.

It means the Toffees have now only managed to win one of their last eight top-flight matches as they sit on the cusp of the bottom three.

  • Manchester City to win 4-0 @ 7/1
  • Erling Haaland and Phil Foden to score #pickyourpunt @ 7/4

Team news

City are unlikely to thrust Argentina’s World Cup winning star Julian Alvarez back to action with the forward granted extra time off following his success in Qatar.

At the back, Ruben Dias is out with a thigh problem meaning John Stones and Manuel Akanji are likely to continue their partnership in the centre of defence.

Kyle Walker, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, and Phil Foden are all pushing for starts after being left on the bench against Leeds.

Everton could without defender Yerry Mina after he limped out of their game against Wolves on Boxing Day.

Conor Coady is primed to replace him at the back with the 29-year-old ineligible to play against his parent club at Goodison.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains a doubt with a thigh problem while Andros Townsend and James Garner are long-term absentees.

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Manchester City to win 4-0 @ 7/1

This one could prove to be a very one-sided contest as a confident City play host to a fragile Everton side.

Pep Guardiola’s side lost their final match before the World Cup break to Brentford and they have responded well with wins over Liverpool and Leeds.

Three goals were scored in each game and it is likely they could register another hatful of goals to end 2022 on a high note.

Erling Haaland continues to be utterly deadly up top and he is backed by a brilliant supporting cast.

Everton lack goals in their side and have only scored twice in eight games.

Possession will be something of a collector’s item for the Toffees and it is fair to say this game appears to be only going one way.

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden to score #pickyourpunt @ 7/4

To the detriment of everyone else in the Premier League, Haaland was able to have an extended rest during the World Cup.

He has come back with three goals in two games and is verging on impossible for any Premier League defender to stop.

He and Phil Foden have linked up wonderfully well so far and the English playmaker could be restored to the starting XI for this game.

Foden has netted eight times this season and is second on City’s list to Haaland.

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