Manchester City vs Crystal Palace prediction comes before round 23 of the English Premier League. This game will be played on Saturday, January 17, 2020, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. In this match preview, you will find betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips
Manchester City have probably lost the title race to Liverpool. The point gap between the two seems just too vast. The Reds currently have 14 points more than the Sky Blues, plus they also have to play one additional game against West Ham, meaning that they could increase that point difference to 17 points.
This, of course, does not mean that Manchester City will be waving a white flag. This team has no intention to give up on their dream, especially knowing that there’s still danger that they could get back to the third spot.
Man City have recently leapfrogged Leicester City to the second place in the Premier League table, after that spot was occupied by the Foxes for several weeks. Man City would like to stay there, but Leicester City are trailing behind by only 2 points. This means that unless the Sky Blues do well on Saturday, they could drop back to the 3rd spot.
Of course, the chance that Manchester City are going to lose to Crystal Palace are very slim, especially knowing that this match is played at the Etihad. At home, Manchester City have been fantastic this season. Only Liverpool have won more points than them so far.
Another reason why the home team seems like a clear favorite is that they have been playing very well recently. Since the start of 2020, Man City have won every single game. And their performance against Aston Villa last weekend in the Premier League was truly vintage. They beat the Villans 6:1 at the Villa Park in Birmingham.
Crystal Palace, on the other hand, haven’t been that great this month. Actually, they are still without a win in 2020. They also have a poor history with Manchester City, having lost 3 out of their previous 5 meetings.
Another major concern for the Eagles is that they have a long injury list. There are many players struggling with fitness, in addition to those who will certainly miss the match due to injury problems. For all these reasons, nothing but a convincing home win seems like a real possibility.
Our Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Prediction: Manchester City
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Correct Score Prediction: 4:0
Manchester City Form and Latest News
This is the team with the highest number of goals scored, with 62 goals in 22 matches. In their previous three Premier League matches, the Sky Blues scored a total of 10 goals, which shows how impressive their recent form has been.
Crystal Palace Form and Latest News
Even if all of their players were fit, the Eagles would still be underdogs against City. This way, without Sakho, van Aanholt, Schlupp, and a few others, Crystal Palace look destined to get hammered on Saturday.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Predicted Lineups
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Stones, Otamendi, Cancelo, Mendy – Rodri, De Bruyne, David Silva – Sterling, Jesus, Aguero
Crystal Palace predicted lineup: Guaita – Tomkins, Cahill, Kelly, Riedewald – McCarthy, McArthur, Kouyate, Meyer, Zaha – Ayew
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Sergio Aguero to score anytime @1.71
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