Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace: Premier League – Match Preview

Manchester City entertain Crystal Palace on Saturday still requiring results to secure a Champions League spot.

Manchester City twice recovered from a goal down away at Middlesbrough, however dropped points at a relegation candidate.

Both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus started and scored, although City’s indifferent run continues.

Crystal Palace suffered a surprise defeat at home to Burnley, however should have enough points already to be safe.

Victory was Burnley’s first on the road all season and the win means they are realistically just a few points away from survival themselves.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester City to beat Crystal Palace: 4/1 with Betfair*

Manchester City to beat Crystal Palace: 4/1 with Paddy Power*

Manchester City to beat Crystal Palace: 4/1 with 888 Sport*

Manchester City to beat Crystal Palace: 20/1 with Coral*

Premier League form: Manchester City W2 D2 L1; Crystal Palace W2 D1 L2
Premier League top scorers
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 18 goals
Crystal Palace – Christian Benteke 14 goals

Match history
Yaya Toure scored twice in his first league start under Pep Guardiola. as Manchester City won 2-1 at Selhurst Park earlier in the season.

City have an excellent record against Palace, winning seven of the last eight league matches as well as an FA Cup victory earlier in the season.

Last five Premier League meetings
Crystal Palace 1 Manchester City 2 – 19/11/16
Manchester City 4 Crystal Palace 0 – 16/01/16
Crystal Palace 0 Manchester City 1 – 12/09/15
Crystal Palace 2 Manchester City 1 – 06/04/15
Manchester City 3 Crystal Palace 0 – 20/12/14

Both teams to score – 7/10 with Betfair

Team news
Aguero is very likely to miss out here having suffered a leg injury late on against Boro.

David Silva and John Stones remain big doubts, whilst Claudio Bravo’s season appears to be over.

Yohan Cabaye remains a doubt having missed the defeat against Burnley last time out.

Their three first choice central defenders are likely to miss out here, meaning Martin Kelly will feature in an unfavoured role.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Caballero; Navas, Otamendi, Kompany, Clichy; Toure, Fernandinho; Sterling, De Bruyne, Sane; Jesus
Crystal Palace (4-3-3): Hennessey; Ward, Kelly, Delaney, Van Aanholt; McArtur, Milivojevic, Puncheon; Zaha, Benteke, Townsend

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (20/1 with Coral)*

Correct Score: 3-1 (10/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Kevin de Bruyne (2/1 with Stan James)

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