Man City were impressive in the way they brushed aside Brighton 4-1 last weekend and will not be too disappointed to have eased their fixture list by exiting the League Cup in midweek (losing on penalties to West Ham). It is three wins in their last four and no defeat in eight in the league for Pep Guardiola and his side. At the Etihad, they have won three drawn and one this season and have not conceded a goal.
Crystal Palace are in decent form having drawn each of their last four games all of them being score draws. It has been a solid start for the Eagles with nine points from nine games and after this one the fixture schedule takes a turn for the better. The London outfit have already travelled to Anfield and Stamford Bridge this season losing both 3-0.
Man City vs Crystal Palace: Match Stats
It is tough to oppose any of the big three (Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool) at the moment and the home side should win this one comfortably. Palace have already played at Anfield and Stamford Bridge this season both ending 3-0 which suggests a home victory and under 3.5 goals looks the bet.
Phil Foden missed a penalty in midweek in the League Cup but he should bounce back and having grabbed a brace last weekend he should also be expected to net here. The Englishman is the heartbeat of this City side at the moment so should be a much shorter price.
1 May 2021- Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City- Premier League
17 January 2021 – Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace – Premier League
18 January 2020 – Man City 2-2 Crystal Palace – Premier League
19 October 2019 – Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City – Premier League
14 April 2019 – Crystal Palace 1-3 Man City – Premier League
Both meetings between these sides last season were won by Man City and it is now five without defeat in the head-to-heads for the blue half of Manchester. Raheem Sterling has three in the last six against the Eagles, Ilkay Gundogan has two in six while John Stones grabbed a brace in this fixture last season.