Not many games are left before the end of the Premier League season 2018/2019 so in order to win the trophy, Manchester City need to win everything, including Sunday’s game against Crystal Palace. They have two points less (and one game less) than Liverpool who play Chelsea today, so beating Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park would mean one giant leap towards the title. But, will they do it? Find out in our Crystal Palace vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips!
Let’s start our Crystal Palace vs Manchester City prediction by talking about the form of the home side. Crystal Palace are currently in the middle of the table and will probably stay there till the end of the season. The thing is that they have enough points not to worry about relegation, but at the same time, they don’t have enough points to hope for a spot in the Europa League.
After the match with Man City, they’ll have to play four more games before going on the break. But, you can be sure that some of their players would love to go on a holiday even sooner. That said, they probably won’t push too hard against Manchester City on Sunday.
Of course, this also doesn’t mean that they’ll raise a white flag at the Selhurst Park and surrender without a fight. After all, they’re playing in front of their own crowd. But, their stadium is the place where they’ve been pretty bad this season. Only two other teams have collected fewer points at home and those teams are Fulham and Huddersfield, both of which are already relegated.
As you can probably imagine, our Crystal Palace vs Manchester City betting tips are going to be in the visitors’ favor. It’s obvious that Man City are the favorites here, everyone know is. Unfortunately, this includes bookies as well, which is why the odds on the away win aren’t too attractive. Maybe you should spice it up by betting on a big away win? Can Man City hammer Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park?
Well, they should be able to do it. After all, they have a fantastic team. The bad news is that they’re fighting on several fronts at once, including the Champions League where they lost to Tottenham in the first leg of the quarterfinal. The second leg of that doubleheader is scheduled for next Wednesday, which is just three days after the clash with Crystal Palace.
On the bright side, Manchester City have a long bench, so Pep Guardiola can rest some of his key men and let them focus on the Tottenham game. They surely don’t want to relive the same scenario as last year when Liverpool knocked them out of the Champions League. That’s why it’s almost certain we’re gonna see some fresh faces in the team against Palace.
Crystal Palace absentees:
- James Tomkins (injury)
- Mamadou Sakho (injury)
Manchester City absentees:
- Bernardo Silva (injury)
- Oleksandr Zinchenko (injury)
- Claudio Bravo (injury)
Hennessey – Dann, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka, van Aanholt – McArthur, Milivojevic, Townsend, Schlupp – Zaha, Batshuayi
Ederson – Kompany, Otamendi, Danilo, Delph – Foden, Gundogan, Silva – Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Prediction
Manchester City will win this, I have no doubt about that. But, I also think their job won’t be easy. Crystal Palace are a decent team, who can give heavyweight sides a run for their money, possibly even scoring a goal or two against them.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Betting Tips
- Manchester City @1.30 (bet365)
- Crystal Palace Asian Handicap +2.5 Goals @1.35 (Unibet)