Manchester City will be looking to make it eight wins in a row across all competitions when they continue their Premier League campaign. The match schedules for Sunday at Etihad Stadium, with a kickoff at 10:15 pm.
Pep Guardiola’s side is slowly regaining their old form back after making it four wins to rise to third in the Premier League table. Palace picked a point against Arsenal earlier this week to sit 13th on the table.
It has been a slow start to the season for the Citizens. It was far from reality that the side could a title race for the 2020-21 campaign. The side has currently picked 12 points from the last available 12 while beating Southampton, Newcastle, Brighton, and Chelsea in their last four matches.
In addition, the side further booked a spot in the EFL Cup final with a 2-0 away victory to Manchester United on January 6. The side beat Birmingham City3-0 in the third round of the FA Cup. The side enters this clash on the back of seven straight wins across all competitions.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace picked 23 points from their last 18 matches this season to sit at the 13th position. The points are currently 11 points of the relegation zone. The side enters into the back on the back of a three unbeaten streak.
Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace Head to Head
Both sides have 17 games against each other, with Manchester City with 13 wins while Crystal Palace with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Man City 1-0 Brighton
Man City 3-0 Birmingham City
United 0-2 Man City
Chelsea 1-3 Man City
Man City 2-0 Newcastle
Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace
Wolves 1-0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheffield United
Crystal Palace 1-1 Leicester City
Aston Villa 3-0 Crystal Palace
Manchester City Team News
Pep will contend without the services of Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake through injury. Sergio Aguero is unavailable due to self-isolation rules. However, Eric Gracia is available for selection, with Cole Palmer and Scott Carson cleared for a return.
Crystal Palace Team News
The Eagles did not pick up any problems on their trip to Emirates. However, it will not be a surprise to see Hodgson field starting XI with Christian Benteke starting with Zaha. Gary Cahill continues to start on the bench while Ayew and McCarthy are pushing for starts.
Prediction and Odds
The Eagles showed good form earlier this week, and we expect the same replicated this Sunday against City.
Man City Win
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals: 1H