Stat City: Everton v City in numbers
- Fri 15 Mar 2013, 9:55AM
- Posted by @NieldyMCFC / Words by @StatCity
Adam Carter from statistical wizards and must-follow on Twitter @StatCity previews tomorrow's clash with the Toffees.
City travel to the blue half of Merseyside in a rich vein of form having won their last 4 fixtures in all competitions, scoring 12 goals without reply. It is that type of form that the Champions will need to draw on as they travel to Goodison Park this weekend, a ground where they have only won in 1 of their last 14 Premier League visits.
The term ‘bogey-team’ is no more fitting for Manchester City fans than fixtures against Everton. In recent years, the Blues have only managed to record 2 wins in the last 11 away Premier League meetings between the two sides.
In the Premier League as a whole, the Toffee’s have the upper hand against City, with Mancini’s men succumbing on 16 occasions. Only against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham have City lost more Premier League matches. This is the 32nd time that the two clubs have met in the Premier League era. In total, the Champions have won 10 (31.00%), drawn 5 (16.13%) and as mentioned above, lost 16 (51.61%) of the previous 31 meetings.
The picture is a tad bleak when you look at City’s away form at Goodison Park in the Premier League with the Blues only winning 2 (13.33%), drawing 4 (26.67%) and losing a whopping 9 (60.00%) of their 15 away games at Everton. City haven’t lost more away games at any other Premier League ground.
In terms of goal scoring in the Premier League, City have notched 40 goals (1.29 gpg) against the Toffees and have conceded an equal amount in reply (40). The Blues have failed to score against David Moyes’ men on 12 (38.71%) occasions and have only managed to keep a clean sheet themselves in 6 (19.35%) of the previous 31 Premier League encounters.
In all competitions, the two sides are meeting for the 172nd time. City have won 63 (36.84%), drawn 43 (25.15%) and lost 65 (38.01%) of the previous 171 meetings. City and Everton are almost evenly matched in the goal scoring stakes with the Blues only being outscored by the Toffees thanks to the odd goal. City’s tally of 231 (1.35 gpg) bettered by Everton’s haul of 232.
It promises to be a fiery encounter on Saturday as City have had 8 players sent off against Everton in the Premier League era, this is their highest amount of red cards given against any Premier League opposition (v Arsenal, also 8). The first player to receive a yellow card on Saturday will become the 100th player to be booked in this fixture in the Premier League era.
If Sergio Aguero wins his race against time and battles back to fitness in order to start the match, he’ll be making his 50th Premier League start for the Champions. In-form Carlos Tevez has only scored one Premier League goal against Everton in 10 appearances. If he is able to double that tally against the Toffee’s on Saturday, he will have scored in 5 consecutive matches (in all competitions) for the first time since arriving in England.
Roberto Mancini has only won 1 (14.29%) of his 7 matches in charge of Manchester City v Everton, drawing 1 (14.29%) and losing the other 5 (71.43%). Those 5 losses to David Moyes, represents Mancini’s worst record against any other Premier League manager.
City will be buoyed by the fact that Everton have only kept two clean sheets in their last 23 Premier League games and also the fact that both teams have scored in 22 of Everton’s last 28 Premier League games this season. The Champion’s unrivalled defensive record this season should stand them in good stead, having kept six clean sheets in their last eight league games. Another key factor could be the form of goalkeeper Joe Hart, since August 2010, England’s number one stopper has kept 48 clean sheets in the Premier League, 13 more than any other goalkeeper.