Holders Manchester City are overwhelming favourites to pick up three points ahead of their Premier League clash with Everton when club football resumes later this month. This is according to the soccer betting odds from various soccer betting sites.
Manchester City have surprisingly been struggling at home in recent games and the Everton encounter gives them the opportunity to make things right.
Pep Guardiola and his City players started their Premier League campaign at home with two successive 5-0 wins over Norwich City and Arsenal. It must be established that Arsenal played the majority of the game with ten men after Switzerland national team star Granit Xhaka was sent off for a dangerous foul on Manchester City fullback Joao Cancelo.
Since the victories over Arsenal and Norwich City, Manchester City have won just one of their three Premier League games and the run has seen them play second fiddle to leaders Chelsea. The Premier League champions are three points off Chelsea at the summit after eleven (11) matches.
In the first of those three games at the Eithad Stadium, Manchester City were forced to a goalless draw by Southampton despite being massive favourites according to soccer betting sites. The Southampton game was followed by the straightforward 2-0 win over Burnley who are in the bottom three.
Manchester City were big favourites for the home clash with Crystal Palace as revealed by various soccer betting sites. In the end, Guardiola and his men were stunned by the Eagles.
Ivorian international Wilfried Zaha and England junior international Conor Gallagher were a thorn in the flesh of the Manchester City defence. The two players were on the scoresheet as Crystal Palace secured a 2-0 away win over the Citizens who had Spanish defenderAymeric Laporte sent off for hauling Zaha down when he was through on goal.