Everton vs Manchester City | FA Cup Betting Preview & Tips


MAN CITY travel to Everton for Saturday night's FA Cup showdown. James Cantrill (@JimmyThePunt) shares his thoughts on the fixture.

Everton vs Manchester City | Saturday 20th March 2021, 17:30 | BT Sport

Richarlison loves a big occasion. The mercurial Brazilian has played nine times against the traditional ‘big six’ this campaign- scoring twice in total- one at Anfield and one against City in their most recent clash.

This season, in the eight games Richarlison has started against the big boys, he has accounted for just under a quarter of Everton’s total shots, 22% of their shots on target, scored 14% of their goals and generated 34% of their total xG!

He has only started eight domestic fixtures uptop but scored in half of those and with him expected to get the nod alongside DCL in attack tomorrow, 5/1 for him to find the net seems too big.

It is also worth noting the South American can be a bit of a hot head, this season he has picked up four yellows and one red card. 75% of the cards he has received in the EPL have come against the ‘big six’ as he was booked against Man City and Chelsea and sent off against Liverpool.

With an unfavourable refereeing appointment- in terms of cards- and the FA Cup’s unpredictable nature, I think RIcharlison’s price for a booking is a little too short. However, you can combine him to score and be booked at 30/1 with Betfair.

This is a bet that landed in these sides' most recent meeting and also in the last round of the FA Cup in Everton’s ding dong affair with Spurs. It is also worth noting that last campaign, Richarlison scored in 15 fixtures and was also carded in a third of those! Therefore, I think this price is certainly worth a small play, especially considering the same bet is only 15/1 with Bet365!

Best Bets 

Everton vs Manchester City – Richarlison Anytime Goalscorer (5/1 Unibet)

Everton vs Manchester City Richarlison to score and Richarlison to be carded (30/1 Betfair)

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My first bet, like most, was on the Grand National. However, I really got into betting when my dad used to go and get me and my brother the slips before home games on a Saturday. At the beginning we’d all pick one away team in a £3 three-fold but soon my brother and I were gathering all our shrapnel and creating the most ambitious accas you could imagine. Unbelievable, I won a 30/1 BTTS acca once. I remember when Birmingham pulled one back to win me the bet in the last seconds of the game, I must of been hooked from then on...

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