The Eagles take on the defending champions on Saturday in the league

Crystal Palace are having one of their typical seasons. Palace have the potential to finish in the top 10 or atleast top 8 however they are struggling.  Patrick Vieira’s side has not won a single game in their last 5 Premier League fixtures.

Pep Guardiola on the other hand has steered Manchester City back to their usual form. After losing a bit of momentum and also under pressure from first place Arsenal, City did not give up. The Cityzens are still in contention for the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola has quite some pressure on him this season. The Manchester City manager is under the same pressure since years to win the UEFA Champions League. Moreover this season it seems Manchester City will have to maintain consistency and cannot afford to drop points in the Premier League.


Saturday, 11-03-2023 , 5:30 pm ( GMT ); 11:00 pm ( IST )

Crystal Palace Form ( All Competitions) :


Manchester City Form ( All Competitions) :


Player To Watch

Crystal Palace : Wilfried Zaha

The Ivory Coast player is surely a ” street’s won’t forget” icon. Wilfried Zaha first started off his career back in his academy days with Crystal Palace. Zaha has a goal contribution of 165 in 451 games for Crystal Palace. Wilfried is definitely an attacking threat mainly because of his dribbling skills. Zaha is very flashy and has a good change of direction in high speeds. It is highly possible that if Crystal Palace are to score a goal ,Zaha will find the back of the net for them. Wilfried has already scored 6 goals in 19 games for Crystal Palace this season.

Manchester City : Erling Haaland

Nicolas Anelka won the PL Golden Boot in 2009 scoring 21 goals. Erling Haaland has already scored 27 goals in 25 games. The Norwegian striker is definitely going to end up as the topscorer. His blistering pace and precision makes him a very prolific striker. Haaland is certainly the missing piece for Pep Guardiola. After the departure of Sergio Aguero, Manchester City has missed a prolific striker. Haaland has already scored 5 Premier League hat-tricks. If Manchester City are to score against Crystal Palace ,it is highly probable that Erling Haaland will score. Definitely lethal in the box and convert chances into crucial goals.

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Match Facts:

  • Manchester City have faced a goal drought in the first half of their last 4 games against Crystal Palace .
  • Crystal Palace have failed to win their last seven fixtures against Manchester City since 2015. They have also failed to score in their last three games.
  • The Eagles are on a nine game winless streak in the Premier League.

Injury And Team News:

Crystal Palace are set to miss out on three players. Sam Johnstone and Nathan Ferguson are long term absentees whereas Cheick Doucoure is suspended.

Pep Guardiola’s only concern was Phil Foden who scored a brilliant goal against Newcastle. However after training with the squad, it is likely possible that Foden will play against Crystal Palace.

Head-to-head Stats (Premier League)

Matches – 68

Crystal Palace – 17

Manchester City – 36

Draws- 15

Predicted Line-up:

Crystal Palace Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1) :

Guaita; Mitchell, Guehi, Andersen, Clyne; Lokonga, Milivojevi; Eze, Olise, Ayew; Zaha

Manchester City Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1) :

Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake; Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland


Manchester City will look to put the early pressure on Arsenal. The Gunners are 5 points clear of Manchester City which clearly implies that Pep’s side cannot afford a slipup against Palace. Considering their form , City will definitely bag a win against Crystal Palace.

Score Prediction : Crystal Palace 0-3 Manchester City


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