Manchester City face Everton in their final game of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, in what will be Sergio Aguero’s last league game, and last outing at the Etihad, as a City player.
Aguero, who has scored 182 Premier League goals in 274 league appearances for City, is likely to start against the Toffees on Sunday, giving City fans the opportunity to give the Argentine a well-deserved send-off.
With the Champions League final happening next week, Pep Guardiola could decide to rest a number of his star men against Everton, but it’s likely that the Catalan manager will put out a strong team, particularly with no injury issues to worry about.
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So, what line-up will Guardiola go with against the Toffees? And, what will the final score be? We used FIFA 21 to get a score prediction. This is what happened…
City vs Everton score predicted using FIFA 21
To set up this simulation, we used kick-off mode within FIFA 21 but didn’t select a team to control; we then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself.
The AI difficulty was set to legendary, with the line-up updated with the latest transfers, injuries and suspensions.
We predict that City could set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with the line-up as follows: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling.
We predict that Everton could set up in a 4-4-2 formation, with the line-up as follows: Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne; Iwobi, Doucoure, Allan, Sigurdsson; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.
Within nine minutes of this simulated game, City opened the scoring, with the legendary Sergio Aguero finding the net on his final league appearance for the club.
The Argentine was fed the ball by Kevin De Bruyne on the edge of the area, with Aguero advancing into the box and firing into the near post to make it 1-0.
City were in the ascendancy early on and made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute, with Raheem Sterling doubling the home side’s lead following a nice flowing move.
And just before the break, Aguero got his second of the game, in what was an almost identical situation to his first goal.
It was De Bruyne again with the pass, with Aguero finishing into the near post again from just inside the area.
Everton did grab a goal back in the second half, making it 3-1 following substitute Andre Gomes’ goal.
But City’s three-goal advantage was restored a few minutes of time, with Sterling getting his second of the game after finding some space on the break and finishing well.
Predicted FIFA 21 score: City 4-1 Everton
Here are the full-time match stats.
FIFA 21 predicts that City supporters could see Aguero bag a goal or two on his last league appearance for the club, with Pep Guardiola’s side predicted to win by a three-goal margin.
What do you think the score will be on Sunday? Have your say in the comments section.
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