Premier League – Match-day 34: Crystal Palace v Manchester City

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Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City
Cris Lebron

Cris Lebron

Cris is our author whose career in writing about Premier League lasts exactly the same amount of time he waited for his favorite club to claim the throne of this prestigious league.

Selhurst Park welcomes League leaders – Saturday – 1:30pm GMT.

Man City looking to secure valuable away points and retain top spot, as they visit Palace on Saturday – Kick-off 1:30pm GMT.

With Champion’s League positions always a key motivation, first placed Man City remain in contention as they travel to thirteenth placed Palace.

This season’s Premier League campaign, has so far seen Crystal Palace 38 points

If Palace’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 2-1 at Leicester City and 1-4 at Chelsea.

Palace will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose two meetings this Premier League season. With 38 points, they currently sit thirteenth in the League having won 10 fixtures, drawn eight matches, and lost 14 fixtures.

When Palace host Man City, they will do so on the back of five wins and five draws on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see Crystal Palace on 41 points.

Palace’s squad has depth, but even so, Roy Hodgson is likely to be missing six of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.

League leaders Manchester City will seek to win every game, this fixture is no exception

It was three points secured for Man City in their last fixture, beating Southampton 5-2 at the Etihad Stadium.

League leaders Man City keep finding ways to win, having secured 16 victories in their last 17 matches is astonishing this season, a rich vein of form that has drastically improved their Premier League position. They are the team to beat, with 77 points and sitting at the top of the table having won 24 games, drawn five matches, and lost four fixtures.

Playing away from home, Man City have won nine meetings, drawn three meetings, and lost one game.

Manchester City will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 80 points and keep their momentum going forward.

Good atacking and defensive team

Man City have a solid defence, with only 24 goals conceded in their previous matches. Man City have a good scoring record this season, with 69 netted so far (65 from open play and four penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Ilkay Gundogan (12), Raheem Sterling (9), and Riyad Mahrez (9).

Man City’s squad will likely be depleted of one of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

Crystal Palace v Manchester City Head-to-Heads.

The recent form between these two sides has seen Man City with a greater number of wins. In the last 28 meetings, they have enjoyed 18 victories, to Palace’s five wins. Additionally, Man City have won thirteen out of 20 fixtures when visiting Palace.

For Palace, Wilfried Zaha scored
10 goals in 32 League games this season, while Ilkay Gundogan has netted
12 goals and provided one assist in 29 League matches this Premier League Season for Man City.

Other standout players for Palace are Christian Benteke and Eberechi Eze with six goals and three goals respectively and for Man City are Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez with nine goals and nine goals respectively.

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