Everton vs Man City: Capital One Cup Semi-FinalPublished January 6, 2016 by Sol FH
The first leg of the second semi-final kicks off tonight, live at bet365 Sports at 20:00 GMT.
The Capital One Cup is halfway through the Semi-Final with Liverpool beating Stoke City last night 1-0. Tonight, we will get to see yet another thriller, as Everton hosts Man City at Goodison Stadium in Liverpool. Everton shocked critics being able to make it this far in the Capital One Cup competition, and they will need every bit of luck they can garner against top-tier Man City.
Everton has not been good at home so far this year. The Toffees have only been able to win three of their eleven home matches this season, and have only won two of their last eight altogether. Now in 11th place on the Premier League table with 29 points, Everton will need to dig deep to try and draw or beat Manchester City; a task easier said than done.
Everton seems to be frustrated this year. They have been consistent and have a great roster, but cannot seem to seal the deal. They are struggling at home more so that away, conceding 20 goals at Goodison, while only 9 when playing away matches. They will need to count on Romelu Lukaku to find the back of the goal, as he has done so over the past six Premier League games at home.
Manchester City is the exact opposite to Everton. They have struggled to win matches on the road, with their last win coming in September 2015. They have however been terrific at home and against Everton, City have won the last four out of five meetings. City will unfortunately be without striker Wilfried Bony, as he is out with an injury, but his fellow attacker Sergio Aguero is back after an injury-plagued season so far.
City has so many weapons at their disposal. Yaya Toure has been spectacular recently and after their first away-win on Sunday in seven attempts, Manuel Pelligrini hopes that they have jump-started a new dawn for away-wins.
Bet365 Wagering Markets
The odds are much closer than they ought to be, as Manchester City will likely walk in, and walk out with a decisive victory tonight. Bet365 has Man. City as favorites at 2.00, while Everton is listed at 3.75. A draw is almost the same odds as an Everton win at 3.80 and there are dozens of individual props to choose from ahead of the match.