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Crystal Palace will arrive at Etihad Stadium on Sunday for the Premier League fixture with hosts Manchester City.
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Manchester City are hoping to win again following a 1-0 Premier League victory against Brighton & Hove Albion.
In that game, Manchester City managed 65% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Manchester City was Phil Foden (44'). For their opponents, Brighton & Hove Albion had 5 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Their most recent results shine a light on the fact that there has been much resilience in the Manchester City rearguard. The Citizens have been stingy, seeing the total number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past six clashes standing at 2.
Leading up to this clash, Manchester City:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Crystal Palace in their last 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, Crystal Palace drew 0-0 in the Premier League tie with Arsenal.
In that game, Crystal Palace had 33% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Arsenal got 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
It has become apparent that Crystal Palace have suffered from a lack of goals over their previous 6 encounters, recording the unsatisfactory return of just 3. In those matches, The Eagles have also seen the overall goal aggregate of their opponents equal 12. Nevertheless, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern will persist here in this match.
Coming into this meeting, Crystal Palace remain undefeated by Manchester City when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings dating back to 23/09/2017 tells us that Manchester City have won 3 of them and Crystal Palace 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
20 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 14 from The Citizens and 6 netted by The Eagles. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Premier League match day 23 on 18/01/2020 when it ended Manchester City 2-2 Crystal Palace.
That day, Manchester City managed 72% possession and 25 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Goals were scored by Sergio Agüero (82', 87') and Fernandinho (90' Own goal).
Crystal Palace got 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Cenk Tosun (39') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Graham Scott.
Team News: Manchester City
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to be concerned about due to a largely intact set of players. Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery) is sidelined.
Team News: Crystal Palace
Due to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has no fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
In this match, Crystal Palace are capable enough to breach the defence of this Manchester City outfit, although that probably shouldn’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re expecting a narrow 2-1 win for Manchester City when the full-time whistle blows. It should be a decent one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Etihad Stadium (55,017)
Captain: Fernando Fernandinho
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Competitions: Premier League position 5, FA Cup (Fourth Round), EFL Cup (Final), Champions League (Last 16)
🔑 Key Player: Raheem Sterling
Usually taking up the Right Wing position, Raheem Sterling was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Having made his senior debut playing for Liverpool in the 2011 - 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 4 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 14 appearances.