Manchester City need a victory at home against Everton to reach the final of the Capital One Cup for the second time in the past three years. This game will be played on Wednesday, January 27th at Etihad Stadium at 19:45.
The Citizens lost in the first leg 2-1 at Goodison Park three weeks ago with a score from Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku with 12 minutes left on the clock. They need to win this game at least by one goal to advance to the final for the fifth time in their history.
With a victory or a draw by any score, the Toffees will get to the title game for the first time since 1984. They have reached the final only two times in their history, and they have lost both.
Manchester City are in the second place in the standings of the English Premier League tied to Arsenal with 44 points, only three away from the leader (Leicester City). They are the best team at home in the local tournament with nine wins, one draw and two defeats, scoring 33 goals and allowing 12.
Last weekend, the team led by Manuel Pellegrini rescued one point in their visit to Boleyn Ground thanks to two scores from Argentine striker Sergio Aguero. They have four straight games with no defeat in all tournaments and have lost only one of their past eight.
The Citizens are favorites at online sportsbook Bodog to win this match in their pitch. They are listed with 1.54, while the Toffees are with 6.8, and the draw is with 4.8.
Everton lost last weekend 2-1 at home versus Swansea City, and it was their first loss in their last six games. They are in the 12th spot in the table of the local tournament with 29 points. They have had good performances on the road so far with only one defeat in 11 games played, scoring 16 goals and accepting 12.
The Citizens are the best offense in the English top flight with 45 goals and 33 have been at Etihad Stadium. They are listed with 2.0 Odds to win this game by two goals or more and with 3.8 to do it by three or more. Everton are rated at 9.0 to get the victory by one goal, and the score draw is with 6.0.
In the 2016 League Cup Tips Odds Man City v Everton,the Toffes’ victory in the first leg has been the only in the past seven meetings between these two teams in all competitions. This will be their fourth match of the season, and they drew goalless in their recent game at Etihad Stadium.
The all-time series is tied to 67 wins per side with 45 draws in 179 games played. Manchester City have not lost versus the Toffees at home since 2010, in that span they have three wins and two draws, scoring seven goals and allowing two.
Sergio Aguero has not scored in the past five meetings against Everton, but he is the favorite to open the scoreboard in this match. El “Kun” is listed with 4.0 League Cup Odds, and Wilfried Bony follows him with 5.5 and Kelechi Iheanacho with 6.0.
Manchester City have been almost invincible at home this year, and they have the most powerful offense of the English top flight, so take them to win this match and face the winner between Liverpool and Stoke City in the final.