Manchester City are on a superb run of form and have raced to the top of the league table ahead of their clash with bottom-of-the-table Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
The Citizens are currently on a five-game winning run in all competitions, and in the process, they have scored 19 goals while conceding two. In their last league fixture, City humiliated Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road, and they claimed a 2-1 win at West Brom in Carabao Cup on Wednesday. As things stand, City sit at the top of the league table, and they would be huge favourites to claim three points against the worst side in the league in the early parts of the season.
Palace are yet to score a goal this season, and they currently sit at the bottom of the table without any points. Their early-season form led to the sacking of Frank de Boer, and former Ray Hodgson was appointed in his place earlier this month. However, Palace lost 1-0 to Southampton at home following the arrival of former England manager at the club. The Eagles did manage to beat Huddersfield in the third round of Carabao Cup on Tuesday, but they would need an ‘out-of-the-world’ performance if they aim to get anything out of this game.
Last season, both clubs faced each other thrice during the regular season – twice in the league and once in FA Cup. The Citizens won all three encounters scoring ten goals in the process and conceding just one.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Match Facts
The Citizens are on a six-game winning run against the Eagles in all competitions.
The hosts are the joint-top scorers in the league while the Eagles are the only side without a goal this season.
The Eagles haven’t won an away game at City since 1990.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Team News
Vincent Kompany seems to be the only injury concern for the hosts as he continues to recover from the calf problem he suffered during the international break.
For the visitors, Wilfried Zaha and Connor Wickham are still ruled out but Pape Souare returned in the League Cup game following a serious car accident last year.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Match Odds
City are overwhelming favourites to win the game, and the best odds you can get for them are 2/13 at Bwin. A draw is available for up to 9/1 odds while an away win can get you odds as high as 25/1.
However, we are backing a comfortable home win for the Citizens in this fixture.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Correct Score Odds
3-0 and 2-0 wins for the hosts are the most probable outcomes at 13/2 odds. But, we are going for a 4-0 home win as our prediction in this game, and you can back our tip at the best odds of 10/1 at Betfair.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
City striker Sergio Aguero has scored five goals in the league already this season, and he is the favourite to score at 8/15 odds at Skybet. However, we are backing Leroy Sane as our prediction at the best odds of 7/4 at Paddypower.
For the visitors, Christian Benteke is available at the best odds of 4/1
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We are going for more than 3.5 goals in this game as our prediction, and you can bet on the same at even odds at Paddypower.