Premier League – Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Prediction and Betting Tips. In the Round 36 in Premier League, Manchester City host Crystal Palace at Etihad. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Manchester City vs Crystal Palace.
Manchester City stand at the 4th position in Premier League and their primary goal in this moment is to finish the season in the Top 4 and play in the Champions League next season. If they get the chance to reach the Top 3 that could be perfect for them and in that case home team would avoid qualification for elite European football competition. Manchester City have no choice and have to beat Crystal Palace in order to achieve their goal. Big blow for home side could be the absence of their top scorer Sergio Aguero who picked up an injury in the last match against Middlesbrough, but he still have a chance to play on this game. However, Gabriel Jesus will most probably be in the first eleven, so Pep Guardiola‘s men will have very good option in the attack. After he recovered from an injury he scored, so without any doubt he could be the most dangerous player for Palace’s defence.
Crystal Palace stand near the relegation zone and they need three points in the last three games in order to stay in Premier League. If Swansea failed to beat Everton, visitors will make one big step forward to avoid relegation. The match against Manchester City is the good chance for Sam Allardyce‘s men to show their quality. Despite the fact that they lost the last two games, they know how to play against stronger opponents. In the case of win or even draw, they could celebrate at Etihad and the last two games they could play relaxing. Benteke is very strong and dangerous in the attack, but Zaha is always inspired against strong teams, so these two players could cause many problems to home side. Big problem for visitors could be absences, especially in defence. Tomkins, Dann and Sakho are all injured, but they have good replacements.
Home side miss their goalkeeper Bravo and Gundogan, while Silva, Aguero and Stones are all doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without Tomkins, Dann, Sakho and Wickham.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Predicted Lineups
Manchester City: Caballero, Otamendi, Kompany, Clichy, Navas, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Gabriel Jesus.
Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Kelly, Delaney, Ward, van Aanholt, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Puncheon, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Home side desperately need points and they are favorites to win this game, but they have to improve their defence. Visitors know it will be hard for them to take all three points, but they have good attack and could hit the net at least once, because home side have very shaky defence and conceding many goals. I expect interesting and open match between Manchester City vs Crystal Palace and goals in both nets.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Betting Tip: BTS/Yes @ 1.75 (Bet365)