Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Manchester City suffered a 2-0 loss to Tottenham at White Hart Late in their last league clash and it has to be noted that the Spurs put an end to Man City’s six-game winning run in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola, though, could not count on the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Nolito for the Tottenham clash and that is the main reason why the Citizens suffered their first defeat of the season. The league leaders welcome Everton at their Etihad Stadium on Matchday 8 and they will certainly leave their hearts on the field in order to return to winning ways in the national championship. The Toffees shared the spoils with Crystal Palace in their last league fixture and, no doubt, they will be more than happy with one point from Saturday’s football match. Nonetheless, considering that the Citizens have been impressive at home this season, we predict that Pep Guardiola’s troops are going to pick up all three points from the match.
Highlighted Player (Pablo Zabaleta):
Pablo Zabaleta is a full back who plays for Premier League side Manchester City. The Argentine footballer began his senior career at San Lorenzo and in 2005 he joined La Liga side Espanyol. After spending three years at Cornella El Prat, Pablo Zabaleta signed a deal with Manchester City for a fee of £6.45 million.
The Argentine player was born in Buenos Aires on 16 January, 1985 and in 2013 he married his Spanish girlfriend Christel Castano. Speaking of trophies, Pablo Zabaleta has won two Premier League titles with Manchester City (2011/2012, 2013/2014), while lifting the FA Cup trophy in the 2010/2011 season.
In 2008 Zabaleta won the Olympic Gold Medal with Argentina, but he has yet to win a trophy at the major tournament with la Albiceleste. It has to be noted that he has a tattoo with the name of his mother on his chest as his mom died while he was at age 15.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four campaigns.
The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987.
The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955.
In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.