Everton host Manchester City in Saturday’s Premier League’s late evening clash. In a match that will put pressure on the gunners ahead of our Sunday tie with West Brom, that is should the Toffee’s win as well cause an upset in the title chase between rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
Everton will be going into the match with one last hope of catching up with the gunners and further ousting them to the fourth place on the log, should they win City today. But a win for the Toffees’ would more than just put pressure on the gunners but will also cause a major upset in the title pursuit for the Leagues title between Manchester City and Liverpool.
Everton will have on the back their mind that should they overcome the Blue side of Manchester at the Goodison park today, they would have done their arch city rivals a massive favour in their pursuit for the league title after captain Steven Gerald had “tripped” away their Chance.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side boosted their chances of being crowned champions of England, for the second time in three years, when they won 2-0 at Crystal Palace after Liverpool were beaten by Chelsea on Sunday.
Although City are third in the table, they are three points behind Brendan Rodgers’ league leaders and one adrift of Chelsea with a match in hand on the top two. City also boast a superior goal difference to their rivals, a factor that could be crucial as it did in their title triumph two seasons ago.
Pellegrini’s men finish their season with two matches at home to Aston Villa and West Ham, but before then can expect a stern test at Goodison Park. Everton have only lost one home match against City since 1992 and also hold an impressive record in front of their own fans this season, losing just two league fixtures.
Roberto Martinez’s side hold slim hope of securing a UEFA Champions League spot, having fallen four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal following recent defeats by Crystal Palace and Southampton. However, they can all but seal fifth by doing neighbours Liverpool a favour and inflicting a defeat on City.