On the matchday 17th of the Premier League, Etihad Stadium will witness a clash between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on Saturday. Both clubs are on different tangents of the point table and on Saturday they have an opportunity to change things.
Manchester City has been through a rough patch in recent times and because of the same, they are at the 4th spot in the point table with 10 wins and 33 wins.
Crystal Palace is 7 points above the relegation zone as they stand at the 15th spot in the point table with 4 wins and 16 points. The top bookmakers in India have solid football odds with them.
We are in for a thrilling fixture as both teams are expected to score on Saturday.
The betting tip is...
Over 2.5 goals will be scored in the game.
With a win over Luton Town in the previous Premier League fixture, it looks like the rough patch for the Citizens are behind and they now look forward to reaching the top of the league again.
These last few weeks have been troublesome for Pep and his boys but they still have the quality of players who can make things right in the camp.
With an average possession of 64.18% in the current season, Manchester City has 17.52 shots out of which 7.19 shots were in target. Earling Haaland is still leading the charts with 19 goals and 5 assists. Julian Alvarez is maintaining the scoring momentum with 8 goals and 7 assists.
With 4 clean sheets this season, Manchester City has struggled with their defence. They have conceded an average of 1.13 goals over 75% goals in the first half.
Earling Haaland is suffering from a bone stress reaction and might not play against Crystal Palace.
Predicted Lineup: Enderson, Lewis, Stones Akanji, Gomez; Phillips, Kovacic, Bobb, Nunes, Grealish, Alvarez
Crystal Palace will be travelling to the Etihad Stadium after suffering a home loss against Liverpool by 1-2. With only 24% possession in the game, the Eagles failed to control the game but their defence was at its best during the game and especially in the first half.
With an average possession of 43.56%, Crystal Palace has 11.88 shots out of which 4.13 shots were on target. Odsonne Édouard is their highest scorer with 7 goals. Jean Mateta also has 4 goals and 3 assists on his name. With an average of 1.14 goals per match this season, Crystal Palace’s attack can surprise.
Their defence has shown the required strength as the team has won 5 clean sheets this season. Overall, the Eagles carry an average of 1.44 goals conceded in the ongoing of the league.
Cheick Doucoure, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Rob Holding, Dean Henderson, and Eberechi Eze are in the injury room and won’t be part of the fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Johnstone (GK), Ward, Andersen, Guéhi, Clyne, Richards, Schlupp, Lerma, Olise, Ayew & Edouard
The Eagles have an advantage over the CItizens with their defence in top-class form. However, their struggles lie in the attacking front and that is where Manchester City has the upper hand.
Even after Haaland is doubtful to play, the Citizens have a good combination of attacking players. We predict a win for Manchester City.