Manchester City v Crystal Palace play at Etihad Stadium in a 36th round match of the Barclays Premier League. In the last clash between these teams in this competition, Manchester City won away by 1-2. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 4 wins in the last 4 games.
Manchester City return to play at home for the English Premier League, trying to maintain their regularity in the final rounds to extend their unbeaten run of four matches, but seek to find their way back from winning two straight draws. As principal, the team has been doing a medium-sized campaign, having won thirty-one of the forty-eight points it has played so far. His defense at home is one of the least leaked of the league, with only fifteen goals conceded in sixteen matches, four of which did not concede a goal. For this match, the coach should keep the team in the 3-4-1-2 or 4-2-3-1, especially de Bruyne in the offensive sector. Gabriel Jesus could start this game after he hit the net in the previous round against Middlesbrough.
For this game, Pep Guardiola will not have at his disposal: Bravo, Gundogan, and stay in doubt, Aguero, Stones and David Silva.
Crystal Palace enter the pitch for their thirty-sixth Premier League game after two consecutive appearances in front of their fans who should not be unsatisfied, after all, the team did not win any of the six points played in that period. However, as a visitor the team has been doing a reasonably good campaign, having won twenty-one of the fifty-one points played so far. His offside attack shows good numbers, with twenty-six goals scored in seventeen games, and he failed to score in just four of them. For that match, the coach should keep the team in the 4-1-4-1 or in the 4-3-3, highlighting Townsend in the offensive sector
For this game, the coach Sam Allardyce can not count on the players: Cabaye Y, Dann S, Sahko S, Tomkins J, Wickham C.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Possible 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 v Crystal Palace Betting Prediction:
This duel brings as protagonists two teams that have been doing very different campaigns so far in the English Championship. While Manchester City are among the top four, Crystal Palace appears at the bottom of the table, six points above the relegation zone. The home team has one of the best defenses and also one of the best attacks of the competition, standing out in the balls in depth and in the counterattacks. The Crystal Palace does not have a very good defense, although it is strong in the aerial balls, while its attack bets enough in the plays by the tips, managing to create many chances of finalization. However, the difference in quality between the clubs is evident, so the most likely scenario for that match is a Manchester City stretch, so betting on Manchester City is of value.