Crystal Palace vs Manchester City – Preview and Prediction
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City
Competition: Premier League
Date: 19 November 2016
Kick-off: 16:00 CET
It is fair to say that Manchester City have gotten over their bad spell which saw them humiliated at Barcelona in the Champions League, however, they still have a few issues to work out in the Premier League as draws have come a little too often. Against Crystal Palace, they will seek a much needed win.
It all started so well for Pep and Manchester City, however, the team had a major meltdown for about six games, including the drubbing at Barcelona, but it is too much of a quality team to be kept down. City struck back against Barcelona and picked up a famous win, but in the League, it has been one win and three draws. They smashed home 4 goals against West Brom, but were held by Everton and Southampton before that, as well as Middlesbrough most recently.
Crystal Palace, who were once sitting near the upper end of mid-table have free fallen into 16th spot with a spate of bad games. In their last five game they have lost all but one, which was a draw to Everton, but it is their last four that have all been losses. Leicester beat them 3-1, before Liverpool got stuck in 4-2, and most recently it was Burnley who beat them in a high scoring game 3-2. Palace need a game to get them out of their slump, and unfortunately, so do City, who really will target this for a win.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Head-to-Head Stats
Only 12 games old, this encounter has been dominated by City as Palace have only won two of the matches, and been a part of three draws. City have seven victories to their name. The last time they met, it was a 4-0 drubbing by City, and even the away game went City’s way, 1-0.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Prediction
If City were still in their slump, Palace may have felt they had a chance, however, they may not be winning, but they are definitely not in the mood for losing. Palace’s bad run looks to continue in this clash with the third top team in the League, and it could get ugly – probably a 4-0 win here.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Tips
With the likes of Kevin de Bruyne setting up the most goals, and Aguero scoring the second most, as well as Gündoğan heavily in form in terms of goals scoring, there will be plenty of goals. Bet on Gündoğan to score, and for De Bruyne to assist two goals.