Kick-off: 1230, 01/05/2021
Stadium: Selhurst Park
TV: BT Sport
Manchester City could wrap up another Premier League title triumph this weekend and can do their bit by beating Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
If the Blues win here and neighbours United lose to Liverpool, top spot will be guaranteed with four games to spare – allowing Pep Guardiola to focus on Champions League glory.
A workmanlike victory for the visitors will suffice in between two clashes with PSG, so 21/20 for an away win and under 3.5 goals is our first Crystal Palace vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace have little to play for except pride, lying 11 points clear of the drop zone but with minimal prospects of moving much further up the table.
Wilfried Zaha gave the Eagles a half-time lead at Leicester last time out, but the Foxes fought back to prevail 2-1.
Eberechi Eze told the club website: “It’s a difficult one, I think the boys worked hard.
“We put in a good performance but if you make mistakes and you let them get chances, they are eventually going to make you pay because they’re a good side.”
Palace have actually fared better than most teams when taking on City in recent seasons, picking up a couple of draws and a shock away win from the past six meetings.
They have conceded a respectable five first-half goals in those matches, so 31/20 for the Blues to score exactly once before the break here catches the eye from the Crystal Palace vs Man City odds.
Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Ward, Van Aanholt, Dann, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Eze, Riedewald, Ayew, Zaha, Benteke.
Palace will have Gary Cahill available after a minor muscle problem, but are still without Mamadou Sakho (thigh), James Tomkins (eye), Nathan Ferguson (thigh), James McArthur (calf) and Connor Wickham (muscle).
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City stayed on course to end their wait for a first Champions League success when bravely battling back to beat PSG 2-1 in France on Wednesday.
The Blues looked up against it when Marquinhos headed the French outfit in front in Paris, but a superb second-half rally put Guardiola’s side in pole position to progress.
Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez hit the target to make City clear favourites to reach the final ahead of next Tuesday’s second leg.
Guardiola felt his players were guilty of playing it too safe before the break, but declared: “The second half was much better.
“We regained the ball quick. We were more aggressive without the ball and passionate with it. We found the goals and wanted to score more.”
Having already retained the EFL Cup, City are well placed to make it a trophy treble this term.
With only one substitution made in midweek, Guardiola seems almost certain to bring in fresh legs for this contest.
However, calling up the likes of Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte would hardly make them appear vulnerable.
Sterling has netted seven times in the last nine encounters between these teams, so 9/2 for him to break the deadlock is added to our Crystal Palace vs Man City betting tips.
Last City line-up: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden, Mahrez.
City are without defender John Stones through suspension but otherwise have a full-strength squad available.
Leicester 2-1 CRYSTAL PALACE – Wilfried Zaha
PSG 1-2 MAN CITY – Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez
Head-to-head: Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace, Man City 2-2 Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City, Crystal Palace 1-3 Man City
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