The richest club in the Premier League plays one of the poorest on Saturday, with Everton having not signed a player for cash in over two years while their north-west rivals splurge millions on reserve left-backs.
Even so, the Toffees boast an excellent head-to-head record in recent meetings, winning on the past four occasions that the teams have met and they can be backed at 7/1 (Paddy Power – £100 free bets) to claim victory on Saturday lunchtime.
Tim Cahill boasts an excellent scoring record at Eastlands, with the Australian having broken the deadlock on his team’s last three visits to the City of Manchester Stadium and all three goals were scored at the same end! The midfielder can be backed at 12/1 (bet365 – £200 free betting) to continue this recent trend.
Manchester City’s 100% start to the season came to an end last Sunday when they frittered away a 2-0 lead at Fulham to draw 2-2 and Roberto Mancini will be looking for an improved ninety minute display from his charges. The Citizens are 4/9 to claim another three points at home after 4-0 and 3-0 wins over Swansea and Wigan respectively.
The star of the show on both occasions was Sergio Aguero and the Argentine also bagged a brace at Craven Cottage which means eight goals in his first five Premier League matches since arriving from Atletico Madrid. The 23-year-old is a tempting 7/2 to break the deadlock in this game, with strike partner Edin Dzeko on offer at 9/2 with Coral.