Stats Preview: Battle of the strikers in Manchester City v Everton

Manchester City Parade

Manchester City welcome Everton to the Etihad in the Premier League. Here we bring you the most important Opta Stats ahead of Saturday's match.

1 - Manchester City have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 top-flight encounters with Everton. Only against West Ham United (21) have Everton secured more Premier League wins than versus their Saturday opposition (17).

2 - Sergio Aguero scored in both of the league clashes between these two sides last season, having failed to score his previous three games against Everton. The Argentine hit-man has 14 Premier League goals to his name this term, having converted an incredible 19% of his chances.

  TeamGoalsShot Conversion (%)Apps
Sergio Agüero Man City 14 19 14

3 - Roberto Martinez has faced Manchester City 10 times as a manager in the league, and never been on the winning side (D1 L9), but he did guide Wigan Athletic to victory against City in the 2013 FA Cup final.

4 - Romelu Lukaku has scored in both of his Premier League appearances for Everton against City. The Toffees striker has scored six goals so far this season, converting 14% of his total opportunities. Five of these strikes have come before the 35th minute.

  TeamGoalsShot Conversion (%)Appearances
Romelu Lukaku Everton 6 14 14

5 - Man City will come into this game full of confidence having gained 13 points from a possible 15 in their last five Premier League outings, including three wins on the bounce. Meanwhile, Everton are looking for their first win in three, after defeat to Tottenham Hotspur and a draw with Hull. 

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