Both Man City and Everton won their opening games and will want to maintain that momentum in this game.
Everton will probably be very happy if they can get out of this match with a point.
Man City will want nothing less than all three points and anything else will be seen as a disappointment.
Man City stats over last 20 home games
Home wins 12
Home Losses 2
14 of the last 20 Man City home games have been over 2.5
10 of the last 20 Man City home games both teams have scored.
Man City have scored first in 14 of their last 20 home games
Man City have conceded first in 4 of their last 20 home games
Man City have scored in 17 of their last 20 home games
Everton stats over last 20 away games
Away wins 11
Away Losses 5
11 of the last 20 Everton away games have been over 2.5
8 of the last 20 Everton away games both teams have scored.
Everton have scored first in 12 of their last 20 away games
Everton have conceded first in 6 of their last 20 away games
Everton have scored in 16 of their last 20 away games
It is hard to look beyond a home win here.
Everton has been spending money big time in a bid to start challenging for a top-four spot but this game has probably come too early for them.
Man City have also been spending big but the core of their side is already established and in front of their home fans a win is all they will be going for.
Therefore the best value bet in this game is