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Crystal Palace vs Man City Premier League Predictions, Tips and Odds: City look to close gap

Struggling Crystal Palace welcome champions Man City for a Premier League showdown in the early kick-off on Saturday. 

Crystal Palace vs Man City predictions

Crystal Palace vs Man City: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 1/1 with Unibet
Correct Score Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester City 17/2 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Jean-Philippe Mateta 12/1 with Sky Bet

The stats behind our Crystal Palace vs Man City predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in six of Crystal Palace’s last seven Premier League home matches.
  • Crystal Palace are winless against top-five opponents at home this season (three of the four losses were by a one-goal margin).
  • Man City have conceded first in four of their last seven Premier League away games.
  • City are unbeaten in their last 24 games across all competitions (W20 D4).

City to continue impressive run 

Pep Guardiola’s quest for a record-breaking fourth consecutive Premier League title looks set to go all the way down to the wire as they continue to battle both Liverpool and Arsenal for the crown.

A 0-0 draw against the Gunners last weekend seemed like a missed opportunity for City, as they failed to score in a Premier League home game for the first time since October 2021, ending a run of 47 league matches at the Etihad. They did follow it up with an impressive victory over Champions League chasing Aston Villa in midweek however, with a Phil Foden hat-trick helping to secure an important three points against Unai Emery’s men in a 4-1 win.

That victory made it 24 games without defeat for City (W20 D4) and 63-games unbeaten across all competitions for Rodri, who marked the occasion with his seventh Premier League goal of the campaign — a new personal best.

Now, they head to Selhurst Park to face a Crystal Palace side who are struggling to get matches over the line, even under new manager Oliver Glasner. After winning his first game in charge 3-0 against Burnley, the former Frankfurt manager has seen his team pick up just two points with two draws against Luton and Forest sandwiched between defeats to top four hopefulls Tottenham and fellow strugglers Bournemouth, who snatched victory late on midweek thanks to a Justin Kluivert strike in the 78th minute.

They won’t be confident of picking up a much needed win this week however,  having failed to score in any of their last four Premier League home games against Man City and failing to win any of their last eight Premier League home games against Pep Guardiola’s men (D2 L6).

Crystal Palace vs Man City match tip

Phil Foden to score anytime @ 9/5 with Unibet

Phil Foden notched his third Premier League hat-trick of his career in City’s 4-1 victory over Aston Villa in midweek to make it 14 Premier League goals for the season — his best ever return in a single top-flight league campaign. He now has as many Premier League hat-tricks as Frank Lampard, Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba (3).

The 23-year-old has also scored more Premier League goals in 2024 than any other player (9) and has scored five goals in his last five away games in the league for the Citizens.

Crystal Palace vs Man City odds


*Odds correct as of 15:55 on April 5. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

It’s no surprise that defending champions Manchester City are odds on to win this one having won 20 and lost none of their last 24 games across all competitions. They also boast an impressive recent record at Selhurst Park, going unbeaten in their last eight Premier League away games against Crystal Palace (W6 D2) and keeping a clean sheet in their last four.

Crystal Palace vs Man City team news

Crystal Palace team news

In  Out Doubtful
Odsonne Edouard, Sam Johnstone, Cheick Doucoure, Rob Holding, Marc Guehi, Matheus França, Michael Olise, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Chris Richards

Oliver Glasner still has a host of injury worries including Michael Olise, Marc Guehi, Cheick Doucoure and Odsonne Edouard.

Top Scorer: Four players (6)

Card Magnet: Jefferson Lerma (7)

Assist Ace: Jordan Ayew (6)

Man City team news

In  Out Doubtful
Kyle Walker, Nathan Ake Ederson

Defenders Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake have both been ruled out, while Ederson remains doubtful. Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne should both come back into the starting XI after being rested against Aston Villa in midweek.

Top Scorer: Erling Haaland (18)

Card Magnet: Rodri (8)

Assist Ace: Julián Álvarez (8)

How to watch Crystal Palace vs Man City Live

Crystal Palace vs Man City will be broadcast live in the UK on TNT Sports 1 on Saturday, 6th April, at 12:30pm.

Crystal Palace vs Man City head-to-head

  • 16 Dec 2023 – Manchester City 2-2 Crystal Palace – Premier League
  • 11 Mar 2023 – Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester City – Premier League
  • 27 Aug 2022 – Manchester City 4-2 Crystal Palace – Premier League
  • 14 Mar 2022 – Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester City – Premier League
  • 30 Oct 2021 – Manchester City 0-2 Crystal Palace – Premier League

Crystal Palace won just one of their previous ten Premier League meetings with Man City (six losses and three draws).

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