January 5, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Pep Guardiola's men need just two more wins to guarantee another Premier League title and Goal is backing them to pick up one at Selhurst Park
Manchester City can move within touching distance of regaining the Premier League title when they travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime.
A victory for Pep Guardiola’s men will leave them needing just three more points or a Manchester United loss to Liverpool on Sunday to guarantee a third crown in four years.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Latest Odds
The visitors have won 19 of their last 21 Premier League matches and are overwhelming 1/3 (1.33) favourites with bet365 to edge closer to the title.
Only one of the last six meetings between these teams has finished level and another draw is available at 4/1 (5.0).
Crystal Palace are all-but safe from relegation but they are chunky 9/1 (10.0) outsiders to move past the magic 40-point mark with a victory at home.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Team News
James McArthur, James Tomkins, Mamadou Sakho, Connor Wickham and Nathan Ferguson are all ruled out for Palace, but Gary Cahill may be fit enough to feature.
City will be without the suspended John Stones but otherwise Guardiola has his pick of players for this one, and may rotate heavily ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg on Tuesday.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Preview
It remains to be seen which XI Man City field for this clash, however their strength-in-depth means that they should have little trouble seeing off a Palace side with only one win in eight.
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Wednesday’s 2-1 comeback victory at Paris Saint-Germain was actually the tenth match in a row where Guardiola’s side have scored two or fewer goals, and also the sixth time in seven games they have conceded.
The Eagles are meandering through the final few games of the season but having scored against Chelsea, Tottenham and Leicester City in recent matches, still have enough attacking prowess to do some damage.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Tips and Predictions
Man City to win and both teams to score looks a strong selection at 11/5 (3.20) for this Premier League clash on Saturday lunchtime.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.