Crystal Palace vs Man City Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips| Premier League

Crystal Palace vs Man City Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips| Premier League

Crystal Palace vs Man City Preview

  • Tournament – Premier League
  • Date – Saturday, April 06, 2024
  • Kick-off Time – 12:30 pm GMT
  • Venue – Selhurst Park

Man City will be bidding to reclaim their position in the league table with a win over Crystal Palace this weekend at Selhurst Park. They are third in the league standings, level on points with Liverpool and just a point behind Arsenal.

The Cityzens have been consistent in defence, conceding only 29 goals and keeping eight clean sheets in 30 games. They are a dominant force in the Premier League and will likely accumulate all three points this Saturday.

They will then take on Crystal Palace, who have been languishing in 14th position in the Premier League table. They are eight points off the relegation zone and will be looking to conclude the season in the mid-table. The Eagles will enter this match off the back of a 1-0 loss at the hands of Bournemouth in their midweek class on Wednesday.

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Crystal Palace vs Man City Team News

Crystal Palace vs Man City Team News
Crystal Palace players (Getty Images)

Man City are expected to be out with their first-team goalkeeper Ederson who’s sidelined with a leg injury. Stefan Ortega is set to take over the goalkeeping duties once again this weekend. Defenders Nathan Ake and Kyle Walker are out with their respective concerns and their potential return dates are unknown. Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland sat out in City’s win against Aston Villa but will return for the away fixture on Saturday.

On the other hand, Crystal Palace will be without Sam Johnstone, Cheick Doucoure, Rob Holding, Marc Guehi, Matheus Franca and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi through their respective injuries. Michael Olise who missed the game against Bournemouth could make a return this weekend against Cityzens at home.

Crystal Palace vs Man City Predicted Lineups

Crystal Palace Predicted XI:

Ortega; Lewis, Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; Doku, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland

Man City Predicted XI:

Henderson; Ward, Andersen, Richards; Munoz, Wharton, Lerma, Mitchell; Ayew, Mateta, Eze

Crystal Palace vs Man City Head-to-Head

Man City United have the upper hand in terms of the head-to-head between the two sides, having won 37 of their 70 previous meetings. Palace has won 17 matches while the remaining 16 games have ended in a draw.

The Cityzens have lost only once in their last five meetings and won twice against the Eagles.

Last five results:

Man City 2-2 Crystal Palace – Premier League – December 16, 2023

Crystal Palace 0-1 Man City – Premier League – March 11, 2023

Man City 4-2 Crystal Palace – Premier League – August 27, 2022

Crystal Palace 0-0 Man City – Premier League – March 14, 2022

Man City 0-2 Crystal Palace – Premier League – October 30, 2021

Crystal Palace vs Man City Prediction

Crystal Palace vs Man City Prediction
Foden and Alvarez celebrating (Getty Images)

Man City are certainly the heavy favorites coming into this fixture. They will enter this game off the back of a 4-1 win over Aston Villa in the midweek clash. Pep Guardiola’s side are now one point away from league leaders Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have also failed to gather any consistent runs this season but since the arrival of new head coach Oliver Glasner in the middle of February, Palace has won one, drawn two, and lost one of his four matches. They are currently 14th in the league standings and eight points off the relegation zone.

Predicted Score: Crystal Palace 0-3 Man City

Crystal Palace vs Man City Odds (subject to change)

  • Crystal Palace win – 9.00
  • Man City win – 1.38
  • Draw – 5.40
  • Odds source – Unibet

Where to Watch Crystal Palace vs Man City

  • India – Fancode
  • UK – Sky Sports
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