Match date: 06 Jan 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Other Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: G/G
| Match result:
2-1 - Won
Everton awaiting Manchester City in Capital on Cup semi finals. Everton is coming here after division of points with Tottenham in previous round while before that suffered defeat against Stoke City at home in exciting match 3:4. In quarter finals Everton managed to overcome Middlesbrough on the road 0:2. Everton has enough quality in their squad and they showed that are capable to defeat any team in league but now have a hard task to try to overcome one of the strongest sides at the moment. Everton is playing great offensive football, after Manchester City and Leicester they are most effective team in league and so far scored 36 goals but they must try to improve their defense since in 20 rounds in Premier league conceded 29 goals. Everton must improve their form if they want to reach higher positions but now they are fully focused on this match, they suffered four defeats and got one draw in last five duels while last time they celebrated against Citizens about three years ago. As for absent players, defender Phil Jagielka (10/0) is having minor issues with injury and his appearance is questionable, midfielders Steven Pienaar (0/0), James McCarthy (15/0), defenders Tony Hibbert (0/0), Tyias Browning (5/0) and Bryan Oviedo (3/0) will all miss this match due to injuries.
Manchester City on the other hand is in good shape, they are currently at third position at the table with three points less than league leaders Arsenal. They are coming to this match after victory over Watford on the road while before that got a draw against Leicester on the road. Manchester City has a great team, they are one of main pretenders for the title in England in this campaign, they managed to progress into semi finals of Capital One Cup by eliminating Hull City with convincing 4:1. They are playing great attacking football and currently are most effective team in English Premier league with 39 goals scored while also did a good defensive job. Citizens are favorites here and for sure will give their best to reach finals of Capital One Cup and try to win it for the 4th time in their history. Coach Manuel Pelegini can't count on defender Vincent Kompany (9/2), midfielder Samir Nasri (7/1) and forward Wilfried Bony (17/4) due ti injuries while appearance of midfielder Fabian Delph (9/1) is in doubt due to a slight injury.
This will for sure be good match between two sides which are among most effective teams in English Premier league, I expect great and open game with both teams to score.