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The Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park on Saturday sees home side Crystal Palace prepare for the visit of Manchester City.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Crystal Palace v Manchester City are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Crystal Palace will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-1 Premier League loss in their previous game against Leicester City.
In that match, Crystal Palace had 33% possession and 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Crystal Palace was Wilfried Zaha (12'). Leicester City had 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Timothy Castagne (50') and Kelechi Iheanacho (80') scored for Leicester City.
Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace have found the net 5 times in their past 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 11.
Coming into this contest, Crystal Palace have not registered a win against Manchester City in their previous 4 league matches.
Manchester City will go into this meeting after a 1-2 Champions League win with the eclipse of Paris Saint-Germain in their previous match.
In that game, Manchester City had 60% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Manchester City, the goals were scored by Kevin De Bruyne (64') and Riyad Mahrez (71'). Paris Saint-Germain got 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Marquinhos (15') scored for Paris Saint-Germain.
The numbers tell their own story, and Manchester City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 6 goals in all. Defensively, The Citizens have some weaknesses to address. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Manchester City:
- have not lost to Crystal Palace when they've played them away from home in the last 5 matches in the league. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches away from home. What a good run they have put together.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head meetings going back to 31/12/2017 shows us that Crystal Palace have won 1 of them & Manchester City 3, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
In all, 19 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 from The Eagles and 13 for The Citizens. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The previous league game featuring these sides was Premier League match day 19 on 17/01/2021 when the final score was Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace.
In that match, Manchester City managed 72% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorers were John Stones (26', 68'), İlkay Gündoğan (56') and Raheem Sterling (88').
For their opponents, Crystal Palace got 2 shots on goal with 0 on target.
The match was refereed by Lee Mason.
Team News: Crystal Palace
James Tomkins (Ill), James McArthur (Knock), Nathan Ferguson (Hamstring Injury) and Mamadou Sakho (Knock) won’t be playing for Palace boss Roy Hodgson.
Team News: Manchester City
Thanks to a mainly full-strength group, there’s just a single fitness issue for the Manchester City gaffer Pep Guardiola to be concerned with. Philippe Sandler (Ankle Surgery) won’t be in action.
Manchester City will most probably have the majority of the possession and should turn some of their chances into goals.
In contrast, Crystal Palace might well find it a difficult task to score themselves, although we do think that it’s probable they’ll be scoring as well.
Therefore, we are anticipating a comfortable 1-3 margin for Manchester City at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Selhurst Park (25,486)
Captain: Luka Milivojević
Chairman: Steve Parish
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Competitions: Premier League position 13
🔑 Key Man: Eberechi Eze
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Eberechi Eze was born in Greenwich, England. Having played his first senior match for Wycombe Wanderers in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 30 appearances.