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

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City prediction: Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City

Manchester City will be looking to move back to the top of the Premier League, at least temporarily, with a win over Crystal Palace. Pep Guardiola’s side have won eight in a row in the Premier League.

Crystal Palace have been let down by their home form this season. Only already-relegated Fulham and Huddersfield have won fewer points at home this season than the Eagles.

Manchester City have the best away defensive record in the league this season, conceding nine goals in their 15 matches away from home.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Who will win?

Manchester City have won five of their last six Premier League matches on the road. Manchester City are 3/10 favourites to win while Crystal Palace are priced at 10/1. The draw can be backed at 5/1.

Manchester City have been leading at half time in 22 of their 32 matches this season, at least four more than any other side. Back City to lead at half time and full time at 5/6.

Crystal Palace have scored 10 penalties this season, at least three more than any other side. Although a Manchester City clean sheet is likely, Palace’s best chance of scoring looks to be from the penalty spot.

Luka Milivojevic is on spot-kick duties for Palace and his odds of scoring again this weekend are too high to ignore. Milivojevic is 18/1 to score the opening goals of the game and 11/2 to score anytime.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Premier League match preview

Crystal Palace host Manchester City at Selhurst Park on Super Sunday, a day which is set to have massive implications for the Premier League title race.

Palace head into the game in relatively good form, having won two of their last three matches. Roy Hodgson’s side moved up to 12th in the league table with a 1-0 away win at Newcastle last Saturday. Luka Milivojevic’s (who else) scored from the penalty spot late on.

Palace fans can rest easy knowing their side are 11 points clear of the relegation zone. The Eagles are just one away from the magic 40-point mark, with six matches remaining.

Manchester City progressed to the FA Cup final with a 1-0 win over Brighton at Wembley last weekend. It wasn’t vintage City but Gabriel Jesus’s 4th minute goal was enough for the win.

City were in midweek Champions League action, losing 1-0 in their quarter-final first leg away at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium. The return leg at the Etihad takes place next week and Guardiola will surely have one eye on that key fixture when selecting his side for Sunday.

Palace and City have met 17 times previously in the Premier League, with City winning on ten occasions and losing on three.

Palace stunned the Premier League when they beat Manchester City in December’s reverse fixture at the Etihad. Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring but City’s lead lasted just five minutes as Jeffrey Schlupp equalised for the visitors.

Andros Townsend turned the match on its head two minutes later by scoring one of the goals of the Premier League season – a superb long-range volley. Luka Milivojevic gave Palace a 3-1 lead from the penalty spot before Kevin de Bruyne pulled one back for the hosts.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Fernandinho of Manchester City battles for possession with Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace team news vs Manchester City

Palace have been dealt a major blow with news that James Tomkins will miss the rest of the season due to a groin injury.

The Eagles are already without Mamadou Sakho, so Martin Kelly and Scott Dann are likely to start at centre-back together for the first time in over three years.

Sam Woods is another option at the back although the 20-year-old has only made one League Cup appearance this season.

Injuries to key defenders could see Hodgson revert back to a 4-5-1 formation, with Cheikhou Kouyate possibly coming into the side. An extra body in midfield may come at the expense of Michy Batshuayi up front.

Max Meyer was a late withdrawal from Palace’s squad to face Newcastle after he came down with a fever overnight. Hodgson has confirmed that the German midfielder has recovered, although he may have to settle for a place on the bench.

Manchester City team news vs Crystal Palace

Bernardo Silva is available again following a muscle injury but the Portuguese schemer is unlikely to be risked ahead of the Champions League return leg against Spurs.

Oleksandr Zinchenko has recovered from a hamstring injury and is also available. Having been rested completely in midweek, World Cup winner Benjamin Mendy should get the nod ahead of Zinchenko at left-back.

Kevin de Bruyne should start after playing only a couple of minutes on Tuesday night. One of David Silva and Ilkay Gundogan will likely make way for the Belgian.

Gabriel Jesus could start in place of Sergio Aguero up front, while John Stones may come in for Nicolas Otamendi at the back. It’s worth noting that Aguero has failed to score in his last five trips to Selhurst Park.

Riyad Mahrez was disappointing in the Champions League and should be replaced in the starting eleven by Leroy Sane, a move which would see Raheem Sterling move back to the right flank.

Leroy Sane should start in place of Riyad Mahrez out wide. Kevin de Bruyne could replace David Silva.

Back-up goalkeeper Claudio Bravo remains sidelined.

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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