MANCHESTER CITY face an Everton side looking to fight for their survival as they look to blow away any sign of the Champions League blues.

Pep Guardiola's side took a break from the title race in midweek and travelled to the Spanish capital to take on European kings Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Now they face a tricky test at Goodison Park, but will they have the legs after their midweek exertions?

  • Kick-off time: 2pm UK
  • TV channel: Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event
  • Live stream: Now TV
  • Everton team news: Pickford, Patterson, Tarkowski, Mina, Holgate, Gana, Doucoure, Garner, McNeil, Iwobi, Calvert-Lewin.
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  • Lloyd Canfield

    Holgate starts at left-back

    Everton fans seem fairly happy with the line-up, but some are not too keen on Mason Holgate starting in the left-back position.

    He is a player who has played all across the back line, but this has not been his finest season in an Everton shirt.

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    Manchester City rotate again:

    We saw a rotated Premier League side against Leeds last weekend, and Pep Guardiola has implemented a similar game plan this time around.

    City regulars De Bruyne, Grealish, Stones and Bernardo Silva are all missing from the starting XI, presumably being rested for their crunch clash against Real Madrid at home on Wednesday.

    However, we all know how about the depth and the quality of depth that Manchester City have, and they are making the most of it today.

    Kevin De Bruyne is missing from the starting XI for Man City todayCredit: Getty
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    Everton's line up:

    This is how the home side line up:

    Everton's line up against Manchester City
  • Lloyd Canfield

    Manchester City starting XI:

    This is how Manchester City line up to take on Everton at Goodison Park:

    Manchester City's line up against Everton
  • Lloyd Canfield

    City's title run-in:

    Now huge favourites to win the title after Arsenal slipped up at the vital moment with draws to Southampton and West Ham, we take a look at Manchester City's last few games in the Premier League…

    They play Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night, so don't be surprised to see a bit of rotation from Pep Guardiola this afternoon.

    After that they face a struggling Chelsea side at The Etihad, followed by trips away to high flyers Brighton and Brentford.

    Not easy.

    Manchester City's next four matches
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    Everton vs Manchester City H2H

    These two sides have plenty of history, having met each other in 175 Premier League matches during their time shared in the top flight.

    This is how they match up…

    • Man City wins – 71
    • Everton wins – 59
    • Draws – 45

    Last three meetings:

    • Manchester City 1-1 Everton (Dec 2022)
    • Everton 0-1 Manchester City (Feb 2022)
    • Manchester City 3-0 Everton (Nov 2021)

    What are the odds?

    Surely you wouldn't bet against a Manchester City win today would you? Or would you?

    Everton under Sean Dyche have proved that they can be a tricky opponent, and with Dwight McNeil looking sharp on the break, City could be in trouble if The Toffees score first…

    Here's what the betting odds look like ahead of the game.

    • Everton to win – 15/2
    • The Draw – 15/4
    • Man City to win – 4/11

    Odds are courtesy of Ladbrokes, and correct at the time of publishing. Gamble responsibly.

    Welcome to Everton vs Manchester City!

    Manchester City are eyeing a historic treble this season and will continue their push away at Goodison Park this evening!

    The Cityzens took a huge leap towards the Premier League trophy after they were able to cling onto a 2-1 win against Leeds last time out.

    Pep Guardiola’s side have been in sensational form, with ten league wins in a row, and a draw at the Bernebeu last week being no easy feat.

    Everton however, are still in a relegation dogfight despite picking up a 5-1 win against Champions League hopefuls Brighton.

    The Toffees are currently outside the dreaded dropzone by just one point and have a game in hand on Leeds below them and Forest above them…

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