Opta Big Match Stats: Everton hex over Man City is over

Tim Howard is the latest goalkeeper tasked with stopping Sergio Aguero
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The Opta trends suggest that Man City will extend their winning streak against former bogey club Everton...

"Roberto Martinez has faced Man City ten times in the Premier League and never been a winner."
Recommended Bet: Back Man City to lead at half time and full time @ 2.265/4

Man City v Everton
Saturday, 17:30
Live on Sky Sports 1

Match Odds: Man City 1.528/15, Everton 7.26/1, The Draw 4.84/1

Roberto Martinez has faced Man City ten times in the Premier League and never been a winner

The most memorable win of Martinez's managerial career came against Man City for Wigan in the 2012/13 FA Cup final, but he hasn't once been able to replicate that success in the Premier League, losing on nine of his ten attempts. He even contrived to lose twice to them with Everton, who had won nine of their previous 12 clashes with the champions. The Toffees haven't been as good against the top teams this term, being beaten at home to Chelsea and away to Man United, two fixtures that they won in 2013/14. They were also trailing at the break in four of their five defeats this season.

Recommended Bet: Back Man City to lead at half time and full time @ 2.265/4


Man City have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 Premier League encounters with Everton

Even when finally getting the better of Everton in 2013/14, Man City still couldn't muster the defensive might to shut them out, with Romelu Lukaku netting at the Etihad Stadium and both the Belgian and Ross Barkley striking at Goodison Park. Martinez's men failed to fire on only one of their previous eight road trips, while their hosts have achieved a clean sheet against just one of their past six opponents and two of the latest 11.

Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ 1.684/6


Sergio Aguero (14) has scored more Premier League goals than Sunderland (13), Burnley (ten) and Aston Villa (eight) this season

The man known as "Kun" has been exceptional throughout his three-and-a-half years at Man City, but he has ascended to a whole new level in the past three months, an unusually lengthy run without injury doubtless helping him to sustain such a spectacularly high standard. Opta note that he notched in both meetings with Everton last term having been kept quiet in the three before that, while he has also scored seven times in his most recent eight home Premier League appearances.

Recommended Bet: Back Aguero to score @ 1.84/5

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