Manchester City resume Premier League action at Etihad Stadium on Saturday against Crystal Palace, having in the back of their minds that a Victory will keep them floating at the top of the table for few hours at least.
Crystal Palace will move to same point with Manchester United if they grab a crucial win against the blue side of Manchester.
Manchester City missed the opportunity of going top of the table in the midweek as they drew 0-0 with Everton.
Team’s Form Comparison
Manchester City have a Formidable home record as they have won 15 of their last 18 League games at home picking up 25 points from a possible 29 points. They have the best home recorded this season.
Crystal palace has the best away form in the Barclays English Premier League this season having conceded fewest goals on the road. Their recent form is a a big disappointment and are still looking for a win since four games. Also, they have failed to score in the last four matches.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Head-to-Head Stats
City have won nine of their last ten meetings against Crystal Palace in all competition and also they have won six of their last home games against Crystal Palace.
Their last meeting at Selhurst Park ended in a 1-0 victory in favour of Manchester City with Nigerian born Kenechi Iheanacho scoring the only goal of the game.
Manchester City : Team news
David Silva is expected back in the starting eleven after coming in 75th minute in the midweek match against Everton.
Yaya Toure who is also expected to start as he has scored in four of their last five meetings.
Fernandinho and Eliaquim Mangala are doubts for the clash due to harmstring strain; Wilfred Bony is still out with calf injury while Kompany and Nasri are long time absentees.
Manchester City : Predicted line-up
Crystal Palace : Team news
Crystal Palace is expecting Connor Wickham back in the starting line up, while Bakary Sako will drop into his normal wide role. While both Bolaise and Dwight Gayle remain sidelined.
Crystal Palace : Predicted line-up
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Prediction
Crystal Palace have a fine away record and are mostly dangerous against big teams while City have a fine home record.
Manchester City are the highest League scorers the season and playing at home in front of their fans. And with Crystal Palace play-maker Bolaise not playing, I see a win for Manchester City.