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Head-to-head: Otamendi v Evans

City return to Premier League action this weekend so let's see how one defender from each team compares to each other.


Nicolas edges this category with making one more appearance in the top flight, playing 24 times compared to Evans’ 23 games.

Otamendi – 24

Evans – 23


With one apiece, both are tied on goals scored in the current campaign. Evans scored his in the 2-1 victory against Stoke in January while Otamendi bagged the opening goal of the game in the 2-1 win against Norwich at the Etihad.

Otamendi – 1

Evans – 1

Passing accuracy

Another category the Argentine defender edges, our number 30 has completed 85% of his passes in the Premier League this season, beating the West Brom defender by 9%.

Otamendi – 85%

Evans – 76%

Duels won

28-year-old Evans pulls the score back to 2-1 as he has won 5% more duels in the 2015/16 campaign. Will either of their percentages rise following this weekend’s game?

Otamendi – 52%

Evans – 57%


It’s a landslide victory for City’s 28-year old with him clearing the danger almost twice as many times as Evans. For those that are wondering, it works out at just over seven clearances per game!

Otamendi – 172

Evans – 83

Clean sheets

Otamendi takes this category having kept two more clean sheets in the top flight so far. Will that number increase on Saturday?

Otamendi – 9

Evans – 7

Tackles per game

Known for his tackling ability, Nicolas edges this one by 1.1 tackles per game compared to the West Brom centre back.

Otamendi – 3.3

Evans – 2.2

Interceptions per game

The final category is a tight one and it’s Evans who takes it by the narrowest of margins. The former Manchester United defender makes 0.1 more interceptions per game. Close!

Otamendi – 3.4

Evans – 3.5

Who will come out victorious come 7pm Saturday evening? Let us know on Twitter, @MCFC.

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