Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue:  Etihad Stadium (Manchester).

Considering current form of both teams, the home advantage for the Citizens, and the h2h superiority of Pep Guardiola and his boys – Manchester City easily emerge the overwhelming favorite this Saturday.

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Head-to-head (h2h)

  • City won the past two games.
  • 16 of the previous 18 wins had also gone to the Manchester outfit.
  • Disregarding a single match in 2018, the Citizens hold a 100% winning record at their home since 1999.
  • Crystal Palace conceded a total of 24 goals from their previous six visits to City’s home ground.

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Match Preview

Pep Guardiola’s men have shifted gears, and once again seem to be the unbeatable squad they once were. The timing seems a little off though, considering the 14-point deficit they will have to overcome.

Still, they do have the CL match-up against Real Madrid on the horizon, and building some momentum right now will definitely help them against the Spaniards.

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Prediction

Powered by a hattrick from Sergio Aguero and a brace from Riyad Mahrez, Manchester City raced to a 0-6 lead against Aston Villa the last match-day, and that too on the road. If not for the injury-time penalty for the hosts, Pep and his boys would have delivered a huge win to nil.

The match thus ended 1-6, in favor of the guests.

In the meantime, Crystal Palace were at home, and even had a one-man numerical advantage over Arsenal. Still, they could not make the most of it, and had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

This weekend, the Manchester Blues are easily the favorites. They are the two-time defending champions, and are considered to be one of the best teams in the world.

On top of that they are at home, and are on a five-match winning streak as well. Also, they managed to win nine of their last ten games. 

In front of the home crowd, the Citizens were unbeaten in 19 of their last 21 appearances, and had won an impressive 17 fixtures of these. Since April of last year, their sole two losses here had come against Wolves, and arch-rivals Manchester United.

Moreover, they recorded 16 of the previous 18 h2h wins against this opponent, and have a 100% winning record against Crystal Palace at home, disregarding a single encounter in 2018. 

Also do note that the reigning PL champions have scored a total of 24 goals against Crystal Palace at this venue from the past six meetings, while they themselves have kept five clean sheets from the last seven such battles.

Going on, Crystal Palace are going through a terrible run as of now. They were winless in seven of their last eight overall match-ups, and were so in 12 of their previous 15. Importantly, on the road, the team has managed to record just three wins this whole season as well.

Taking into account all these factors, it’s easily inferences that Manchester City are in line to deliver a massive win this Saturday at the Etihad.

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips

  • Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Manchester City to Score in Both Halves @ 1.44 (4/9).

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