This is our Manchester City v Everton preview for this weekends match.

Everton (4th) will be visiting a Manchester City (7th) side tipped for the title on this weekend. A huge match for both sides, Everton will be looking to remain undefeated whilst City will be looking to get back on track after a 3:2 loss to Aston Villa. Both Manuel Pellegrini and Roberto Martinez are in their first season with City and Everton respectively. Both have huge pressure on them to at least match their predecessor and bring success to their club. City are the big spenders going into the season having spent over £100million on new players, whereas Everton have lost a key player in Marouane Fellaini.

Recent Form

Prior to the start of the season Manchester City were among the favourites for the title. However form would suggest that Everton are more likely having not lost so far this season, the only undefeated team left in the league.
City have lost twice, most recently to Aston Villa, although a 4-1 win over rivals and title holders Manchester United was impressive.

Head to Head

Out of the last 6 games, Everton have won 4 (67%), City 1 (17%) and 1 draw (17%). With an average of 2.2 goals being scored.
This has shown to be a fiery affair with 3 red and 30 yellow cards issued.

Goals Conceded

Both teams have been reasonably solid at the back this season, with City conceding 7 and Everton 6.
While Everton are currently placed higher in the league, it is City that have been on goal scoring form, netting 14 goals.

Team News

City will be looking forward to the return of David Silva and Sergio Aguero ahead of the game on Saturday. Yaya Toure is expected to start, having been the driving force for the past 2 seasons.
Everton will be missing Kevin Mirallas and Steven Pienaar. They are expected to rely on Romelu Lukaku who showed that he is a complete striker, netting twice against Newcastle. Wonderkid Ross Barkley will also be looked upon for a performance.

Conclusion

This game looks to be a thriller with goals likely to be expected. Both teams will be looking for a win here and with the individual skill of Sergio Aguero and Leighton Baines it could swing either way. However Manchester City are hurting after recent results went against them, and I feel they will put in an extra strong performance here which could swing things their way.