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Mark Lawrenson states his FA Cup prediction for Everton vs Manchester City

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England, FA Cup, 1/8 - Final

20 March 2021 - 21:30

0

Everton

2

Manchester City

0 - 1 - 84`

0 - 2 - 90`

 

Everton and Manchester City are preparing to face each other in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Everton reached the next round after celebrating a 5-4 win over Tottenham. While City celebrated a 3-1 victory over Swansea City.

Ahead of the game, BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction.

“Everton just can’t win at home in the Premier League – last weekend’s defeat by Burnley was their seventh in 14 league games there this season – although all three of their FA Cup wins so far have come at Goodison Park.

“The Toffees also don’t seem to be able to get James Rodriguez fully fit. The Colombian is a brilliant talent but he has only started three of their past 10 games, and has not played more than 70 minutes in any of them.

“Rodriguez is injured at the moment and Manchester City look so good with the way they are set up, and the way they are playing, that it is hard to see Everton stopping them.

“City are going for the unprecedented quadruple of Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup and I think they will end up with a minimum of two trophies, maybe three.

“Bagging the big one in Europe will be the toughest task, but of course they are capable of it.”

Lawrenson’s score prediction: 0-2 

 

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