Manchester City met a really unexpected loss at home right before the break, where they fell without even scoring. They will now look to bounce back to winning ways when they will travel to London on Saturday. Crystal Palace entered the international break after back to back wins and even a draw here would be a great result. But recent history in this match-up might suggest otherwise.
Date/Time: 10-19-2019, 12:30 EST
Spread: Manchester City -1.75
Total: 3.25 Goals
Crystal Palace (4-2-2) fought really hard in their away match against West Ham before the break. After a goal-less first half, West Ham took the lead at the 54th minute. But Crystal Palace pulled even nine minutes later from a penalty kick, and scored the winning goal at the 87th minute for the final 2-1. That was their second consecutive win, and they have lost just once in their last seven in all competitions (4-1-2). Crystal Palace are now sitting at the 6th spot of the league table with 14 points. They have just as many points as Leicester and Chelsea, but are sitting below both these teams in the standings. Crystal Palace have been excellent at home so far (2-0-2), conceding just one goal.
On the other hand, Manchester City (5-2-1) looked really uninspired in their last match before the break. They did create a lot of chances against the visiting Wolves, who held strong. Their opponents finally took the lead at the 80th minute and scored again at the stoppage time to force City to a 2-0 loss at home. That loss put an end to Manchester City’s five-match winning streak in all competitions. They are still sitting at the 2nd spot of the league table with 16 points, one ahead of Arsenal and already eight before Liverpool. They have a solid 3-1-0 record on the road, scoring at least twice in all their matches so far.
Manchester City won by 3-1 in this venue last season, but Crystal Palace had won by 3-2 in Manchester before that. Manchester City have dominated this match-up in recent years, losing just one of their last ten matches against Crystal Palace (8-1-1). Moreover, they have been equally good in this venue (7-2-2), going undefeated in their last five trips here (4-0-1). I expect a physical match with a lot of cards here, but City should be able to snap out of their funk here.
Premier League Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Prediction: Manchester City -1.75 (-112)
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