Marco Silva is one of the bookies favorites to get the sack, as his Everton team are struggling in the league after only picking up two victories from the opening six league encounters. As a result, Everton sit just a few points above the relegation zone. It was not long ago that Everton had a brilliant record against Manchester City, but the Merseyside outfit will be fearing a very bad result when Pep Guardiola’s outfit make the trip to Good is on Park this weekend. Even though City are five points behind Liverpool in this early part of the campaign, they have ruled the roost in the Premier league for a considerable period.
City also have immense strength in depth that has allowed them to destroy several opponents with ease. Only last weekend, they were able to pick up an 8-0 win over Watford. There have been some shockers like the 3-2 loss against Norwich and a draw with Tottenham. However, City have so far been able to score goals with ease throughout the campaign. The opening game of the campaign witnessed a 5-0 victory over West Ham and there was also a 3-1 success over Bournemouth. Raheem Sterling will be back in the frame after being rested against Watford. Sergio Aguero currently leads the scoring charts and he will be looking to make the most of Kevin De Bruyne’s presence.
Scoring goals has been a major problem for Everton and they do not have any player capable of scoring 20 goals in a campaign. A number of options like Dominic Calvert-Lewin have done reasonably well against bottom teams but they have not good enough to take on the likes of City. Guardiola’s team are expected to get a comfortable victory. The best pick would be to back a -1.5 goal handicap for the visitors.