The International break came at a good time for both these sides as Guardiola’s perfect start came to an end with a draw against Celtic in the Champions League followed by his first taste of defeat against Spurs. Meanwhile Everton’s promising start to the season had stuttered slightly with no wins in their last three games in all competitions.
Kevin de Bruyne was clearly missed against Spurs and is unlikely to be back for this game but his absence shouldn’t be as obvious at home where City generally dominate proceedings and create chances aplenty, as evident with nine goals in their three wins so far this term. Furthermore, Everton have a shocking record on the road to top-four sides, going winless since 2011/12 (D6-L14).
The Citizens have kept just one clean sheet in the league this season with Bravo not looking particularly steady since his arrival. The likes of Romelu Lukaku and Yannick Bolasie could have some joy up front for the Toffees but we expect City to get back to winning ways so will back a home win and over 2.5 goals as has been the case with their last 13 successes at the Etihad.
Best Bet: Man City to Win & Over 2.5 Goals at 1.95