Crystal Palace v Manchester City Premier League Preview, 14th April 2.05pm
After a midweek misfire in the Champions League, Manchester City make a tricky trip to Selhurst Park to face the Eagles. The Citizens are on a big winning streak in the league, but Palace are more than capable of pulling off an upset. As they did when they visited the Etihad earlier this season. Read our Crystal Palace v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 3/10
Crystal Palace 17/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 11th, 2019 at 3:44 p.m.)
Crystal Palace picked up three points last weekend with a 1-0 victory out at Newcastle. That leaves them with three wins at their last five Premier League games. Across their last 10 league fixtures, Palace are W5 D2 L3 so haven’t been in bad shape at all. They did claim a win in their last home fixture which was a 2-0 success over Huddersfield but that is their only victory in their last four at Selhurst Park. The overall home record of Crystal Palace this season in the Premier League is W4 D4 L8.
They have been a low scoring side on home soil in the top flight as Palace have scored just 13 goals all season. Just 25% of matches at Selhurst Park this season have gone over 2.5 goals. To their credit, the Eagles have picked up a clean sheet in 38% of their home fixtures. Of the four home victories that they have recorded, three of them have been by a two goal margin. Crystal Palace are currently on a six-match scoring streak on home soil and 62% of their home goals have been scored in the second period of fixtures. They have conceded 76% of their home goals in the second half of games as well.
Palace took a 3-2 win at the Etihad back in December
There was a 0-0 draw in last season’s corresponding fixture
Man City are W2 D1 in their last three visits to Selhurst Park
Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings
Can Manchester City keep their momentum going? The Citizens are currently on an eight-match winning streak in the Premier League and they have won their last three out on the road. Their defence has really tightened up as they have conceded just the one goal in their last seven Premier League fixtures. This season Manchester City have won six of the seven away games against sides currently in the bottom half of the table, the one exception a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle. Manchester City averaged 1.9 goals per away game this season. They have scored 64% of their away goals in the first period of fixtures. Man City are on a 16 match scoring streak in the top flight.
In defence, Manchester City have conceded at an average of just 0.6 goals per away game and less than half of their away fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals. The Citizens have claimed a clean sheet in 60% of their away games, with both teams scoring in just 33% of their away games. of their 13 away victories recorded this season, only three of them have been by just the one-goal margin. Manchester City have been leading at the break in 10 of their 15 away games. Of the goals that Manchester City have conceded away from home this season, two-thirds of them have been after the halftime break.
This is a tricky game for the Citizens and last weekend against Cardiff and in midweek against Spurs, they looked really flat. There may well be a decent opportunity here for the Eagles to raise their game and throw down a serious challenge. Draw.
13th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It was yet another win for Manchester City in midweek as they collected a 1-0 win at Newcastle. That extended their lead at the top of the table to fifteen points and they stay out on the road on the weekend as well as they go to Crystal Palace. Palace have done well on home soil recently but with recent heavy losses against City, they may have their backs against the wall in this one. Man City are 2/9 favourites to get the win with the draw at 21/4 and Palace are 10/1 underdogs.
Palace were sunk 3-2 at home by Arsenal on Thursday to snap their good undefeated stretch of form. They were eight games without defeat before that loss to the Gunners and they are going to get another good workout in this one. Palace seems to only play well for short spells of games as opposed to putting in a good consistent shift. They are scoring well through with a five match scoring streak going and they have scored exactly two goals in each of their last seven home games now remarkably. So that should equate to goals in the match and over 3.5 goals at William Hill is probably going to offer value. Palace have still only been ahead at half time one game at Selhurst Park this season and they are now averaging 1.4 goals per home game. However, they have conceded an average of 1.8 goals per game though and still have not earned a single clean sheet all season at home. The way that City are playing this season, a point out of this would be a success for the Eagles. Palace’s overall home form now stands at W3 D3 L4 record.
The Citizens marched on to eighteen league wins on the bounce as they dominated Newcastle at St James’ Park in midweek, but could only manage a 1-0 win against a side who had no interest in coming out of their shell. It means that City have won all ten of their away games this season and that’s back to back clean sheet victories that they have posted on the road. They have taken three clean sheets in their last four overall too and Man City to win to nil at William Hill may have some appeal. They will likely boss possession again as they take on the Eagles. Man City have scored 25 goals in their ten road games, conceding just the five which is superb. 80% of their away goals conceded have been in the first half of matches and they have opened the scoring in eight of their ten away games. In the correct score market, a Man City 2-0 win is at 13/2 while a 2-1 win (which is their most frequent away scoreline this term) is a 15/2 poke. Raheem Sterling can’t stop scoring and is value at 11/10 in the anytime goalscorer market, while Sergio Aguero is a 12/5 First Goalscorer option.
Palace were smashed 5-0 at the Etihad earlier in the season by Manchester City and have to be a bit concerned about this game. That is actually back to back 5-0 defeats they have suffered against the Citizens which is remarkable. City are on a seven match winning streak against the Eagles in all competitions, scoring at least three goals in five of those seven games.
It should be another win for Manchester City. They were so dominant out at Newcastle as a good indicator for this one and they will have had a day’s extra rest to that of Palace as well. The Citizens can get out of this win another win because the Palace back line have weaknesses that the visitors are likely going to expose.
29th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Crystal Palace have not had much to celebrate this season, but at least they did manage to get through the third round of the FA Cup, albeit after a replay against Bolton. Palace have a rough draw on their hands here, but Sam Allardyce’s men will probably be looking at Man City’s recent defensive decline and fancy a shot at this. Man City have already taken a league win at Selhurst Park this season, landing a 2-1 win her back in November against the Eagles. Can they double up in this FA Cup fourth round trip there? Crystal Palace are 5/1 underdogs for the win, with the draw at 10/3 and Man City are in at 1/2.
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Things haven’t gone the way of Sam Allardyce really since taking over at Selhurst Park this season. Only an FA Cup replay victory at home over League One side Bolton has the big man had to celebrate. That has been Palace’s only win in their last ten games across all competitions (W1 D3 L6) and there are just no easy games around for them at the moment. At home this season across all competitions has seen them go W4 D1 L8 so they haven’t found a lot of solace at Selhurst Park at all. They have gone W1 L4 in their last five there and each defeat in that sequence has seen them go down by just a one goal margin. They lost 2-1 at home against Manchester City in the Premier League back in mid November and Manchester to win by a 1 goal margin at bookmaker Betfair is running at a price of 8/5 for this FA Cup fourth round clash on the weekend.
Crystal Palace haven’t been all that bad getting forward this season and they have Christian Benteke running at a price of 21/10 at Betfair for the game in the anytime goalscorer market. The Eagles are currently on a four match losing streak against the Citizens, having won just one of their last twelve against the Citizens (L11). They have lost their last two on home soil against them by a one goal margin, suggesting that it may be close, but ultimately the Eagles are going to struggle to land the win. The last time that these two met in the FA Cup was back in 1981 when Manchester City put a 4-0 home win on the board against the Eagles. Crystal Palace have failed to score in six of their last nine against Manchester City across all competitions now and they haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last 18 matches across the Citizens in all competitions now. You have an option of 4/5 on both teams to score with Betfair on the game.
Manchester City may have seen their Premier League challenge fall away to some degree but they may remain a good option for punters in the FA Cup. The Citizens produced a phenomenal performance to land a 5-0 win at West Ham in the last round, so that does see them going to Selhurst Park as favourites to take the win. Manchester City have gone W2 D1 L2 in their last five in all competitions and both defeats in hat sequence happened out on the road. City’s overall away form this season has seen them go W10 D2 L6 in all competitions but they have won just six of their last thirteen out on the road and no back to back ones in their last seven. Over 2.5 goals at Betfair is a price of 8/11 while up in the anytime goalscorer market there is a quote of 8/11 on Sergio Aguero getting on the scoresheet while the impressive new arrival Gabriel Jesus is a 6/4 option to net.
You would have to side with Manchester City’s scoring power winning the day on this one. They are scoring well, even though they can’t keep the ball out of the back of their own net and therefore it is worth backing both teams to score in the game. But City have those extra touches of quality in their ranks which should get them across the finish line. Away win.
27th January 2017 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Again these strange ups and downs of Manchester City’s season were seen just before the international break. After producing the performance of the season in beating Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League they were frustratingly held on home soil against Middlesbrough to drop more points in the title race. That’s just one league win in their last five now, but can Crystal Palace prevent them from getting back to winning ways. The Eagles are on one of their strange slumps again themselves as they have lost their last four on the bounce in the top flight and have failed to win any of their last five. But will they be the next to irritate the Citizens? Man City are 1/2 for the win, with the draw at 10/3 and Crystal Palace at 11/2.
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How do punters handle a side like Crystal Palace? After a positive W3 D2 sequence they have lost their last four games on the bounce and they are shipping goals left, right and centre. That is probably going to be the thing that sends punters flocking to back Manchester City in this one. The Eagles have conceded at total of ten goals in their last three games and they are still yet to pick up a clean sheet this season in the top flight. It’s worth having a crack on this game going over 2.5 goals for a price of 3/5 at Paddy Power as that has happened in six of Palace’s last eight fixtures in the top flight. The Eagles haven’t been bad getting forward and therefore a both teams to score wager in this fixture will offer value at a price of 7/10 as if Manchester City are exactly rock solid at the back either. Christian Benteke is an 11/5 anytime galore option for Palace, with Connor Wickham (who has 3 career Premier League goals against City) at 3/1.
Palace have gone W1 D1 L3 at home this season in the Premier League and they failed to score in two of their three defeats and that’s pretty telling. Four of their five home games this season has seen them concede exactly one goal. So what of their form against Manchester City? Well, now great as they have lost seven of their last eight Premier League games against the Citizens (W1) and they have also failed to score in five of their last six against the Citizens. A bold punt on Man City to win to nil would return a hefty price of 7/4 at Paddy Power which actually may be a little bit tempting. Palace have not kept a clean sheet in sixteen league matches now and if games ended at half time this season, the Eagles would be bottom. It could be worth a Man City/Man City half time/full time punt at 11/8 with online betting site Paddy Power.
So what of Manchester City who have a W1 D3 L1 record in their last five league games? It’s such strange returns from them and it means that three of their last four league games have ended in a 1-1 draw. A repeat of that would fetch a price of 7/1 the same prices as a Man City 2-1 victory. Manchester City have gone W4 L1 out on the road so they have been pretty efficient away from the Etihad. They have scored a total of thirteen away goals in their five games too and hit four last time out in a romp at West Brom. Sergio Aguero is a quote of 11/4 in the First Goalscorer market and he has scored the opening goal of a game on more occasions than any other Premier League player this season (5) and David Silva is an 11/4 poke in the anytime goalscorer market as he has three in his last three against Palace. Big game for City who really need to start winning consistently.
So right off the bat, it’s reasonable to assume a both teams to score wager will return profit as neither are great at the back. Manchester City should be winning games like this though, because Palace’s defence is pretty horrendous. Even though City haven’t done a lot of winning, it’s worth backing them to land the away win but look for both teams to score and therefore perhaps a 2-1 correct score on City’s end would be value.
17th November 2016 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Under Alan Pardew, Crystal Palace have averaged 2.4 points away from home in the Premier League but only 1.3 per game at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace have won just one of their last six Premier League clashes with City (L5), although that victory did come last time out (2-1 at home in April 2015). They are 9/2 underdogs to take another against the Citizens.
On home soil, the Eagles have enjoyed two wins from their five PL clashes with the Citizens (D1 L2). The draw is up at a 3/1 quote in the outright market.
The Eagles have won five of their last six Premier League games (L1).
Bakary Sako has had a hand in nine goals in his last nine league games (five goals and four assists for Wolves and Crystal Palace).
The last four times these two sides have met in the PL at Selhurst Park, the winning team has scored exactly two goals. A Manchester City 2-0 correct score is a 15/2 price.
Manchester City have now won four away Premier League games in a row. They last won five away leagues games in a row in 1912. They are running as 8/13 favourite at Paddy Power to make it five.
The Citizens have won 10 PL games in a row, a streak only five sides can better and just four off the Premier League record held by Arsenal (14, reached in August 2002).
Yaya Toure has found the back of the net in each of Man City’s last three games against Crystal Palace (all Premier League games). Toure is a 5/2 anytime goalscorer option, with teammate Sergio Aguero the outright favourite at a price of 4/5.
Manchester City are top of the Premier League table in September for the first time ever.
The Citizens have won all four of their league matches this season to nil and are a 13/8 quote to earn a clean sheet on Saturday.
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A top two clash it is, but there still looks to be a huge divide between the two clubs. Manchester City have so much going for them at the moment and if they pick up straight from where they left off before the international break, they look strong enough to be backed for the three points in the game against the fearless Eagles.
11th September 2015 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Citizens now have something else to concern themselves with, other than trying to find a way to beat Chelsea to the Premier League title. That is, trying to stay in the top four, with pressure mounting on them from both Arsenal and Manchester United. Only a win on Monday evening will send the Citizens Back into second place. City are 4/6 for the win, with the draw at 3/1 and Palace out at 9/2.
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The Eagles are flying up towards the middle of the table after banking back to back wins against QPR and Stoke recently. Great return from them and with three wins in their last four league games, they may make Man City sweat on Monday night. Incredible what a change of manager can do, as Crystal Palace have won 19 points in 10 Premier League games under Pardew – two more than they won in their previous 20 PL games in 2014-15 (17 under Millen/Warnock). Pardew has won more points from losing positions as a Premier League boss this season than any other (10 each with Newcastle and Palace).
Both Teams To Score could be the way to go in this one as the Eagles haven’t bagged a clean sheet in their last eleven Premier League home matches. Their home form isn’t great though as they have only won two of their last eight Barclays Premier League home matches (W2 D2 L4). They also have a poor stretch of form going against Manchester City too, as the Eagles have lost their last seven games in a row against the Citizens in all competitions, including their 3-0 loss at the Etihad back in December. With City needing a big response to what happened around them in the league over the weekend, they will be expected to win, but they have lost their last two away games.
City’s last away game saw them lose 1-0 at Burnley and the Citizens have only won one of their last five away from home now. The first goalscorer market is a little interesting here, with Sergio Aguero as 4/1 favourite, but he has now failed to score in his last 466 minutes of competitive football for Man City in all competitions. They have looked a little disjointed lately especially through the middle of the park, but David Silva continues to prop them up and he is a great value 3/1 quote in the anytime goalscorer market. Punters may have a little bit of a hard time trusting City to come through this after the road defeats which they have suffered lately.
Would attack this game by looking at the goals markets. Palace don’t bank clean sheets and City really need to turn something special out here to get a win on the board and reclaim second place in the league. The Citizens scored with all three shots on target against the Eagles earlier in the season. Both Teams To Score in a high scoring game over 2.5 goals looks probable.
6th April 2015 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting