MatchDay 2 – Monday

Published by on August 20, 2017

Finishing up the round

Two of the summer's big spenders go head to head on Monday night as Everton make the short trip across the north-west to Manchester City.

If there is one side capable of causing an upset in the latest round of fixtures, it's the Toffees. For some reason, they are at 9/1 despite having lost just once in their last five meetings with City. Their 4-0 win at Goodison Park last season put Pep Guardiola under real pressure.

That said, City are in a much better position in terms of attack. Ronald Koeman is yet to bring in an established striker to replace Romelu Lukaku, whereas Guardiola can choose between Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus. The latter is at 3/1 to score first.

If City are at their best, then 3/1 for them to win by two goals also looks a decent price.

 Wayne Rooney scored the winner last week and is at 10/1 to score first again. Koeman will not be relying on him too much, as he only scored five league goals last season and could struggle in a game that is going to be pacey.

Everton ended the week by bringing in Gylfi Sigurdsson, so it'll be interesting to see if the Iceland international plays any part.

Manchester City vs Everton

Two of the summer's big spenders go head to head on Monday night as Everton make the short trip across the north-west to Manchester City.

If there is one side capable of causing an upset in the latest round of fixtures, it's the Toffees. For some reason, they are at 9/1 despite having lost just once in their last five meetings with City. Their 4-0 win at Goodison Park last season put Pep Guardiola under real pressure.

That said, City are in a much better position in terms of attack. Ronald Koeman is yet to bring in an established striker to replace Romelu Lukaku, whereas Guardiola can choose between Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus. The latter is at 3/1 to score first.

If City are at their best, then 3/1 for them to win by two goals also looks a decent price.

 Wayne Rooney scored the winner last week and is at 10/1 to score first again. Koeman will not be relying on him too much, as he only scored five league goals last season and could struggle in a game that is going to be pacey.

Everton ended the week by bringing in Gylfi Sigurdsson, so it'll be interesting to see if the Iceland international plays any part.