Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Crystal Palace vs Manchester City in Premier League.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Match Preview
Crystal Palace may have moved out of the relegation zone, but face a daunting task this weekend when they host the runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City. This Crystal Palace vs Manchester City league fixture will be played at the Selhurst Park on Sunday, December 31. Will the final match of the year see a surprise? Check out out match preview, betting tips and predictions for this game.
Crystal Palace saw their eight-match unbeaten streak (W3, D5) end abruptly with a 2-3 home loss against Arsenal. There is no shame in the loss, as the winner from Alexis Sanchez was a lovely goal which could have won the game on any day! The Eagles are currently 16th in the Premier League after 20 games (18pts, W4, D6, L10), but the fact remains that they are closer to the drop zone. Just one point separates them from the bottom three, and that remains a concern for the Roy Hodgson side. The hosts know that getting points against City is ‘mission impossible’ and so the first target would be not to lose by too many goals! Their previous record against the ‘Cityzens’ isn’t any great either, with the Eagles winning just one of their last 11 Premier League games against them, losing the other ten.
Pep Guardiola’s City have been storming up the charts crating records by every match. They are 15 points ahead of their nearest rivals Manchester United after 20 games. The only game they have dropped points so far in the season, was against Everton (1-1). After that, they have won 18 consecutive league games! Not just that, they have scored 61 goals so far in their 20 games, which amounts to more than three goals per match. That tally is 15 more than the next highest scorers Liverpool. Defensively too, they have conceded the least, and at 12 goals in the season they have the best record in the league. Will they give a sniff to their hosts in this Crystal Palace vs Manchester City fixture?
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City H2H
City have won ten of the previous 11 Crystal Palace vs Manchester City encounters. They have won the last seven encounters and have scored 25 goals in the process!
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Team News
For Crystal Palace, it is the usual suspects set to miss the game: Connor Wickham, Damien Delaney, and Mamadou Sakho. Joel Ward is a doubt too.
City will not have Vincent Kompany for this match after the club captain picked up an injury in the midweek. Fabien Delph remains a doubt, as well.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Probable Line-ups
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Dann, Schlupp, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Loftus-Cheek, Zaha, Benteke.
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Mangala, Otamendi, Danilo, Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, Jesus, Sane.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Predictions
It is tough to see the hosts picking up a point from this fixture, but they look good to get on the scoreboard. The Eagles have scored in each of their last seven fixtures at the Selhurst Park and that looks set to continue in this match. As for Manchester City, they look good to score multiple goals!