Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 30 October 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City will want to build on their impressive start to the season when they face Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium at 15:00 GMT on Saturday.
Guardiola’s side will want to put pressure on the clubs above them and take advantage of any slip-ups.
They are two points behind the early pacesetters Chelsea and one point behind Liverpool. Crystal Palace has had a difficult time thus far under Patrick Vieira.
They need to get into the winning habit after just picking up three points once in their surprise victory over Tottenham. They are only five points from safety.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Head to head :
- The latest encounter had ended in a 0-2 win for City.
- They had won four of the past five clashes.
- They had scored two or more goals in 12 of the former 13 meetings.
- The hosts had scored a total of 30 goals from the last eight match-ups at this venue.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Prediction :
Man City will be looking to bounce back against Crystal Palace following their midweek setback and continue their superb Premier League run, which has seen them win six, tie two, and lose just one of their nine games this season.
Crystal Palace have already been thrashed by Man City’s title rivals Chelsea and Liverpool in the Premier League this season, and given Guardiola’s squad’s strength-in-depth and the individual quality of the personnel he has to choose from, a similar result has to be favoured here at the Etihad Stadium, so back Man City to win by at least two clear goals.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Team News :
Man City Suspensions & Injuries :
Ferran Torres will be unavailable for the Citizens due to a foot fracture he sustained while playing for Spain during the international break.
His comeback date is uncertain. Due to a back injury, Raheem Sterling did not play against Brighton and will be a concern against Crystal Palace.
Benjamin Mendy has been placed on leave pending the outcome of the inquiry and police action. This indicates he will not be accessible for selection in the near future.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Jesus, Foden, Grealish
Crystal Palace Suspensions & Injuries
Eberechi Eze, the offensive midfielder for Palace, is a doubt due to his recent return from an Achilles injury.
Nathan Ferguson, who has suffered an Achilles problem since joining the Eagles from West Bromwich Albion, is also out.
Wilfried Zaha, the club’s talisman, was unable to play against Newcastle due to sickness.
He is a doubt for the match against Man City, although he has the highest chance of becoming one of Vieira’s absentees.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Milivojevic, McArthur; Ayew, Gallagher, Zaha; Edouard