Premier League – Match-day 4: Manchester City v Crystal Palace
Man City, who are themselves currently struggling in second place in the League, are -3 points above ninth placed Palace going into the clash.
Manchester City go into this meeting with seven points secured
With Pep Guardiola’s men stubbornly held to a 3-3 draw in their last match, he will hope to find the key to unlock the defence in this fixture.
Also, with one draws in one game, Man City need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. They currently stand second in the League, with seven points for a total of 2 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws having won two matches and drawn one game.
When Man City host Palace, they will do so on the back of one victory on their own ground.
A victory for Manchester City would put them on 10 points.
Man City’s squad has depth, but even so, Pep Guardiola is likely to be missing five of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.
This season’s Premier League campaign, has so far seen Crystal Palace achieve four points
Palace will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Aston Villa 3-1 in their last fixture.
Also, Patrick Vieira’s Palace have enjoyed excellent form all season. With four points, they currently sit ninth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 1 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws having won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game.
Palace will travel to Man City with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one dart.
Crystal Palace will have secured 7 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
It is likely that four key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Patrick Vieira and his Palace team.
Manchester City v Crystal Palace – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Man City and Palace have faced each other 31 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Man City’s favour (19 – 6). Additionally, Man City have won all thirteen of the previous 20 games with Palace. The last time they played each other in this competition was March 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.