Emirates Stadium in Manchester will be the venue of another game of round 18 in the Premier League when Manchester City host Crystal Palace on Saturday. The free scoring home side will have it easy if judging on paper.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Head to Head
Nineteen games were played since 2000 and the Citizens were victorious in fifteen of them with two finishing draw and losing another two. In the last ten games the fans have seen both teams scoring only on three occasions, while Crystal Palace have a single win in them. City have scored impressive 22 goals in the last five games against Palace played at the Emirates, while securing 5 wins and letting in just a single goal.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Stats
Manchester City have quickly forgotten their maiden defeat of the season and have recorded 2 wins in succession since then. In the last ten matches City recorded 8 wins, 1 draw and a loss and were limited to less than 2 goals only in the defeat to Liverpool. Looking only at the home games, we find that in the last 10 there have been over 3,5 goals on seven occasions, while in the last 5, despite being all wins, City have kept only a single clean sheet. Raheem Sterling has taken the goalscoring mantle in the absence of injured Sergio Aguero (who is expected to be fit for the next game) and is currently leading in the scoring charts with 9 goals, while adding impressive 6 assists. Leroy Sane is another player on fire, delivering 3 goals and 3 assists in his last 5 outings.
Sitting on 15th place in the standings, Crystal Palace are coming to the Etihad Stadium on the back of a win last week and 3 points above relegation zone. Their record in the last ten games shows 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses. Despite scoring in 7 of their last 10, the records show that they are unable to win any of the last 7 games when playing away from home. In five of the most recent visits the Eagles have earned just a draw. Milivojevic is the team top performer with 4 goals (2 in the last 3 games).
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace News
Claudio Bravo, Mangala, Mendy, Silva and Danilo will all miss the game for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Benteke and Kouyate are definitely missing the game, but goalkeeper Hennessey might recover on time and be available for selection.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Predictions
Both teams to score
Manchester City -2 handicap
Over 3,5 goals