Everton vs Man City
F.A. Cup Soccer/Football Predictions Tips and Results For Games Played on Saturday 20, March 2021
This will be the first FA Cup H2H since 1981, when eventual runners up Manchester City won out. The same is expected here, but Everton do have a decent home record in the competition of late, ultimately progressing in each of their previous four FA Cup home games (W2, D2 – 90 mins). A goal was scored before the 30th minute in each of those fixtures.
Overall, Everton’s recent form is best described as ‘patchy’ with more losses than wins across their previous seven competitive matches (W3, L4) – though they scored first and shut the opposition out in all of the wins. One of those defeats was to Man City at home in the league, coming by the same 3-1 scoreline produced in the decisive FA Cup H2H of 1981.
In the midst of their best-ever competitive winning run against Everton (W6), Man City are aiming to reach the FA Cup semi-final for a third consecutive season – a feat they’ve not achieved since 1934. They’ll be confident of achieving this goal, given their record of ten wins across their previous 12 competition away games (D1, L1).
Man City have also allowed only bitter rivals Manchester United to beat them across their previous 32 competitive matches, with that defeat their only encounter within their last seven in which they didn’t net 2+ goals.
Players to watch: Everton’s Richarlison has scored three goals in his two FA Cup appearances this season, and he netted an equalizer against City only last month. Man City’s Gabriel Jesus has been involved in 13 goals in his 14 competition appearances, and his last two competition goals arrived after the interval.
Hot stat: Everton have lost four of their last five FA Cup games against fellow Premier League opponents.
Prediction: Everton  vs  Man City