Many a betting man would put their money on Manchester City to win this one comfortably. The Citizens look to be on an upward curve after some excellent recent results and a striker who, somehow, keeps improving.
Meanwhile Everton are having a bit of a shocker after a mid-week disappointment against Hull.
But even though Manuel Pellegrini is fairly new to The Premier League he will already know that you can never take Everton lightly.
Under Roberto Martinez they have become realistic candidates for top 5 and soon their form will pick up again – any team who can pick Teenwolf (AKA Ross Barkley) will always have a chance of an unlikely result.
Everton could welcome back Naismith, McCarthy and Oviedo to the squad for the Saturday fixture (Kick Off 17:30 Local Time), but Gibson, Alcaraz and Stones remain sidelined.
As for Manchester City Dzeko and Silva could return but the picture remains unclear with regards Vincent Kompany (hamstring), while Kolarov and Nastasic won’t be fit until mid-December. The hitherto hapless Eliaquim Mangala will return from a one match suspension and should start in place of Boyata.