Crystal Palace vs Man City Prediction: City can keep pressure on title rivals

 | April 05 | 

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It’s a three-horse race for the Premier League title this season and contenders Manchester City are back in action on Saturday when they travel to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park(12:30).City boss Pep Guardiola saw his side cruise to a 4-1 win over top-four contenders Aston Villa in midweek and did so while resting the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland.

The pair are expected to be back in the starting lineup for the lunchtime kick-off at Selhurst Park, against a Palace side who will be hoping to extend their eight-point gap from the relegation zone. Here are our Crystal Palace vs Man City predictions, including match odds and team news.

Crystal Palace vs Man City Betting Tips

  • Manchester City to win to nil @ 21/20
  • Under 2.5 total goals @ 6/5

Team News

Palace boss Oliver Glasner has a host of injuries to deal with and defender Chris Richards is the latest setback after picking up a knee injury.

Richards joins Sam Johnstone (elbow), Cheick Doucoure (Achilles), Marc Guehi, (knee), Rob Holding (foot), Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (thigh) and Matheus Franca (groin) on the sidelines.

In more positive news for the hosts, winger Michael Olise has been back in training after a thigh injury and is pushing for a starting role.

As for City, Kyle Walker (hamstring), Nathan Ake (unknown) and keeper Ederson (muscle)  are expected to miss Saturday’s game.

After being rested in midweek, De Bruyne and Haaland should be fit and fresh to start from the off.

Match Odds

Reigning Premier League champions City are the 3/10 favourites to come away from Selhurst Park with the three points.

Palace are available at 9/1 to cause an upset, while the draw on Saturday is currently 9/2.

In the anytime goalscorer market, Haaland is the shortest price at 7/10 to find the back of the net, while the Norwegian is 9/4 to bag the opening goal of the game.

Manchester City to win to nil @ 21/20

City know what a title race is all about and understand how to perform when the pressure is on at this late stage of the season.

Looking back at the recent meetings between City and Palace at Selhurst Park, Guardiola’s side have won to nil in three of the last four games.

The other result was a goalless draw, meaning one has to go back to April 2019 for the last time Palace scored a goal against City at Selhurst Park.

At 21/20, Guardiola’s side are well-priced to continue the trend and claim all three points, while keeping the Eagles off the scoreboard.

Man City to win to nil at 21/20

Under 2.5 total goals @ 6/5

Those last four games between these sides at Selhurst Park have yielded a total of just five goals and another low-scoring affair might well be on the cards on Saturday.

City are 6/1 to win 1-0 and 11/2 to win 2-0 in the correct score market but the more conservative approach is to cover both outcomes with under 2.5 total goals at 6/5.

Under 2.5 goals at 6/5

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