Friday, December 12, 2008

City v Everton

Venue: City of Manchester Date: Saturday, 13 December Kick-off: 1500 GMT

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There are signs that we have become more stable of late and that a greater deal of consistency is creeping in, but we still boast the unwanted stat of squandering the most points (15) from winning positions this season.

Robinho is likely to be a late decision for the game, but it doesn't look promising if he has not trained so far. Elsewhere, none of the other injury casualties are likely to feature - although Nedum Onouha came through a reserve outing and may feature next week in Santander.

Team news:

Manchester City (from): Hart, Zabaleta, Richards, Dunne, Garrido, Ball, Wright-Phillips, Ireland, Kompany, Fernandes, Robinho, Vassell, Hamann, Benjani Mwaruwari, Jo, Sturridge, Ben Haim, Schmeichel, Onuoha, Evans.

Everton are impressive away from home - notching five wins on their travels so far and haven't lost two consecutive games for 44 matches now, yet our home record has followed a win-loss rotation pattern so something has to give.

They also did the double over us last year and triumphed 2-0 in the corresponding fixture in 2007/08. From memory they have enjoyed success against us from set pieces, and this again is something we need to guard against.

They come into the game though on the back of a gut wrenching loss to Aston Villa after believing they had rescued a point with Joleon Lescott's injury time equaliser, only for Ashley Young to snatch the winner seconds later.

A mini-crisis has hit them in attack, whereby they face the prospect of having no fit strikers available for this game, with even a loan move for Jo mooted in January such are their current woes.

A tough one to call, but I will take a City win by the odd goal, most likely 2-1.

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5 comments:

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GAGA said...

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GAGA said...

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Alan Biley's Mullet said...

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