Crystal Palace vs Man City Premier League Predictions

Premier League Crystal Palace vs Man City
Crystal Palace vs Man City Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 1-3.

The Premier League title race is entering the home straight and champions Manchester City face one of the trickiest tasks of the campaign as they travel to Crystal Palace – a ground where they dropped points last season and a side who defeated them in December.

Predictions

All eyes will be on Pep Guardiola’s side in this game as they hope to move back above Liverpool at the top of the league standings.

City trail Jurgen Klopp’s side by two points but have played one game fewer, although Liverpool play host to Chelsea later in the afternoon.

The reining champions have been in imperious form this calendar year, winning 21 of their 22 outings to date and remain slight favourites to lift the trophy next month.

Crystal Palace have moved away from relegation trouble after winning two of their last three matches – they currently sit 11 points clear of trouble.

The visitors will be favourites to continue their 14-game winning streak despite not possessing home advantage, as they hold superior form and quality over Palace.

The away side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – 3-1 triumph Pep Guardiola’s side would appear a likely outcome from it.

1x2 Prediction

Score Prediction

Betting Tips

The meeting between the two sides earlier in the season produced five goals – while three of the past four meetings have produced this number of goals – and six of City’s last 12 games have produced four goals or more. 888Sport price it at 6/4.

The England international has scored four goals in his last five appearances against Palace and eight in his last eight appearances for club and country. He has 15 Premier League goals to his name this season and this is among the best online betting odds for this round of action. 888Sport price Sterling at 13/10 anytime.

Statistics

Head to Head

Palace pulled off one of the upsets of the season when they won 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium in December. This clash also finished 0-0 last season but the other two most recent meetings between the sides finished 5-0 to City.

Stats

  • Man City have won 14 games in a row and 22 of their last 23 across all competitions.
  • Palace have just four wins and 16 points from 16 home league games to date this season, the third worst record in the division.
  • Pep Guardiola’s side have 10 wins and 32 points from their 15 away matches this season, the third best record in the Premier League.
  • Palace have gone nine matches without a draw while City have gone 28 matches without a draw (not including EFL Cup final triumph over Chelsea).
By:James Cooke

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