Man City vs Crystal Palace preview: Premier League prediction, tickets, TV, live stream, H2H, team news

Tom Doyle
Evening Standard

Manchester City are looking to keep their faint Premier League title hopes alive as they welcome Crystal Palace this weekend.

Pep Guardiola's champions sit 14 points behind Liverpool having played a game more, but Man City will be hoping that rivals Manchester United can do them a favour at Anfield this weekend.

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As for Palace, Roy Hodgson will be looking to cause another Etihad shock having won 3-2 there in December 2018.

Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020

Kick-off time: 3pm GMT

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Prediction: Man City 2-0 Crystal Palace

The Eagles are soaring in ninth place in the table, While they boast an impressive defensive record with 24 goals conceded, they have only scored 20 - and with City already scoring 62 this term, a home win is on the cards.


Tickets

For Manchester City vs Crystal Palace ticket information, click here to head to City's official website.

Palace away tickets are currently unavailable.

TV channel: The match will be not be televised live in the UK due to TV blackout restrictions regarding 3pm kick-offs.

Live stream: You can follow the action on our rolling match blog.

Head to head (H2H) history

  • Premier League games: 19

  • Man City wins: 12

  • Palace wins: 3

  • Draws: 4

  • Man City have won the last two League meetings - but the last time Palace visited the Etihad, they won 3-2 back in December 2018, with Andros Townsend scoring the Premier League goal of the season.

Betting odds

  • Man City to win: 1/8

  • Palace to win: 29/1

  • Draw: Between 11/1 and 12/1

Top tip: 2-0 City win - 15/2

Odds provided by Betfair Exchange. Click here for more odds.

Odds correct as of January 17.

Team news

Man City: Guardiola's squad have a clean bill of health save for Aymeric Laporte (knee) and Leroy Sane (knee), who are both edging their way back to fitness.

Palace: The Eagles are still in the midst of an injury crisis, with Andros Townsend (groin), Jeff Schlupp (groin), Joel Ward (knee), Scott Dann (calf), Patrick van Aanholt (thigh), Mamadou Sakho (thigh) and Max Meyer (ankle) out, along with the suspended Luka Milivojevic.

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