Crystal Palace vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 14 April 2019
Kick-Off 14:05 UK / 15:05 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
Manchester City travel to Selhurst Park in the midst of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Tottenham Hotspur.
The Citizens fell 1-0 on Tuesday evening at Spurs’ new venue and they will certainly have the reverse fixture (scheduled for Wednesday evening) in mind coming into this important league affair against Crystal Palace.
The reigning champions are still in the driving seat when it comes to the battle for the Premier League silverware. They are two points shy of leaders Liverpool, but have a game in hand on the reds, meaning they hold the keys to trophy in their own hands.
Nevertheless, Pep Guardiola will likely be without his main striker Sergio Aguero who got injured in the mentioned Champions League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur. Gabriel Jesus will be forced to make the starting line-up, while Leroy Sane and Kevin de Bruyne should also be in from the first minute as they only came on from the bench to play a couple of last minutes on Tuesday night.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Head-to-head
Crystal Palace were tricky opposition to the Citizens in the last couple of years.
The Glaziers are undefeated in last two clashes with Manchester City.
Crystal Palace even got a 2-3 victory when they visited Etihad Stadium in this term of the Premier League in late-December last year.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Prediction
Roy Hodgson’s men have all but secured another Premier League campaign as a 0-1 victory away at Newcastle United saw them go 11 points clear off the red zone. They’ve generally played hot and cold throughout the season and can certainly cause troubles to any opponents in the competition on their day.
Manchester City are clearly massive favourites to win this, but there is just no value in backing them at 1.30 odds here. Each of last four games they played across competitions ended with fewer than three goals scored. Given the same scenario was seen in all of past three of Crystal Palace’s league affairs, Under2 .5 goals FT is the best way to go here at the odds of 2.30.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.30 (13/10)
Draw at the half time @ 2.62 (13/8).