Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Prediction & Match Preview

Crystal Palace go head-to-head against Manchester City on Saturday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 06/04/2024 at 19:30

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City

Following a routine 4-1 win over Aston Villa. Manchester City will be aiming to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League round 32. The Citizens are sitting in the third place in the standings. But they are only three points behind league leaders Liverpool ahead of the trip to London. Both Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland should be recalled to the starting XI after the duo was rested in the midweek triumph, while all Nathan Ake. Kyle Walker, and goalkeeper Ederson remain in the recovery room.

The capital club, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth. As Palace have suffered four defeats in the previous five meetings with Man City at Selhurst Park, away win should be considered. All Chris Richards, Sam Johnstone. Marc Guehi, Michael Olise, Rob Holding. Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, and Nathan Ferguson are sidelined with injuries for the home side.

How the bookies view it

Crystal Palace have been written off for this one and the Eagles are as big as 9/1 with JILICC. Manchester City’s best price is just 4/11 at Coral while the draw pays 22/5 at VBet.

Recent head to head

Crystal Palace claimed a shock 2-2 draw at the Etihad earlier this season and have a great record against Manchester City in recent seasons, losing just six of the last 12 meetings. But one of those defeats came on City’s last trip to Selhurst Park and the Eagles haven’t won at home in this fixture since 2015.

Players to watch

Guardiola rested Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne in midweek and it will be interesting to see if more starts get a breather at Selhurst Park ahead of the trip to Madrid. De Bruyne should come back in for this one and the Belgian is 4/1 at SkyBet for anytime scorer. As always, he’s more likely for an assist but that market hasn’t been priced up yet.

Crystal Palace will probably need a moment of magic to score and Eberechi Eze is the man most likely to provide it. He’s 9/2 with JILICC for anytime scorer and the same firm price him at a tempting 11/10 for a shot on target.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Head-to-head

Crystal Palace held Manchester City to a 2-2 draw in the return game played in December last year at Selhurst Park.

Manchester City won only two of the last five encounters with the Eagles.

Both teams scored in two of the previous five head-to-head matches.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Prediction

Crystal Palace are winless in four consecutive league outings. They’ve scored just two goals in the last three matches along the way. None of these three fixtures provided three or more goals. Manchester City conceded a total of one goal during a tough three-game span in March, facing the likes of Liverpool. Newcastle, and Arsenal in the process. The Citizens will want to finish the job here as soon as possible with the clash against. Real Madrid scheduled for Tuesday evening in the first leg of the UEFA. Champions League quarter-finals. We will thus back the visitors to have the lead at the half time and win the game at the end at the odds of 2.05.

While Pep Guardiola has elite scorers in his ranks. Manchester City have not quite been enjoying their best attacking rhythm of late. They went into mid-week’s tie with Aston Villa off the back of three consecutive low-scoring clashes across competitions. Knowing that none of Crystal Palace’s last three league affairs provided three or more goals either, we like the look of the 2.20 odds offered for the Under 2.5 goals pick here.

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