Crystal Palace vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City prediction: Crystal Palace 1-4 Manchester City

Manchester City’s hopes of defending their Premier League title were dealt a major blow prior to the international break.

Crystal Palace have won two on the bounce and have only lost one of their last six Premier League matches.

The Eagles are yet to lose at home this season, winning two and drawing two of their four matches at Selhurst Park, although they have only scored four goals in that period.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Who will win?

Manchester City have won 10 of their last 11 away matches in the league. Man City are 2/9 favourites while Crystal Palace are 11/1 to win at home. The draw is priced at 6/1.

Raheem Sterling has scored 13 goals for club and country this season. The winger also has five goals in his last four starts against Palace. Sterling is 15/4 to open the scoring and 5/6 to score anytime.

No team has scored more goals away from home than Man City (13). Back City to score 4 or more goals at 9/4.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Premier League match preview

Premier League action resumes on Saturday following the international break. Champions Manchester City travel to London for their clash against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Pep Guardiola’s side have won nine of their last 10 Premier League matches in London.

City begin matchweek 9 in second place, a whopping eight points behind league leaders Liverpool. Although, with 30 matches still to play, that lead is not yet insurmountable.

Manchester City’s five-match winning streak came to an end a fortnight ago as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Wolves. Adama Traore scored both goals late in the game.

A win for City would see them close the gap on Liverpool, at least temporarily, to five points. Liverpool, of course, face old rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Crystal Palace have made a superb start to the season. The Eagles side climbed up to 6th, level on 14 points with Leicester and Chelsea, following their 2-1 win away at West Ham.

Palace trailed at the hour mark before Patrick van Aanholt converted from the penalty spot. Jordan Ayew scored the winner three minutes from time.

Roy Hodgson’s side are unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches at Selhurst Park, although they’ve only managed four goals at home this season.

Remarkably, Palace would actually leapfrog City with a win on Saturday. As unlikely as that sounds, Palace did beat City 3-2 last season.

Man City are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.

City have won 11 and lost three of their 18 Premier League matches against Crystal Palace. City won their most recent meeting 3-1 at Selhurst Park in April.

Crystal Palace team news vs Manchester City

Club captain Luka Milivojević will return to the lineup after serving a one-match ban for a totting up of yellow cards.

Roy Hodgson is hoping to have Mamadou Sakho available, although Martin Kelly may continue alongside Gary Cahill in defence. Scott Dann and James Tomkins are further down the defensive pecking order.

Jeffrey Schlupp is expected to continue out wide, which means Max Meyer, Victor Camarasa and Andros Townsend will have to settle for places on the bench.

After scoring the winner last time out, Jordan Ayew is expected to keep his place up front, at the expense of Christian Benteke. Jordan Ayew’s three Premier League goals this season have been worth six points to Palace.

James McArthur and James McCarthy will battle it out for a spot alongside Cheikhou Kouyaté in midfield.

Manchester City team news vs Crystal Palace

Sergio Aguero, John Stones and Kevin de Bruyne were all been pictured in training during the international break, which suggests their availability for Saturday.

Aguero has a poor record at Selhurst Park, failing to score in any of his six appearances at the ground.

Stones’ return could see Fernandinho drop to the bench.

Benjamin Mendy is expected to be available after a hamstring problem ruled him out against Wolves. Joao Cancelo surprisingly started at left-back last time out but and will likely be replaced by one of Mendy or Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Ilkay Gündoğan started against Estonia after recovering from a minor injury which saw him miss Germany’s 2-2 draw with Argentina.

Kyle Walker should start at right-back after recovering from a stomach problem. Phil Foden will be pushing for a start in midfield, but is unlikely to displace Rodri or David Silva.

Bernardo Silva has been formally charged by the FA over a tweet aimed at teammate Benjamin Mendy, but a ban has not yet been imposed. Pep Guardiola may opt to stick with Riyad Mahrez on the right flank, as he did against Wolves.

Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sané are long-term absentees.

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Manchester City

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Manchester City

Manchester City predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Manchester City XI vs Crystal Palace

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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