Premier League: Crystal Palace v Manchester City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace's current winning streak might come to an end on Sunday when Manchester City visits Selhurst Park. The Eagles have secured another season in the Premier League, but that should not give them any rest as finishing in the top ten should be the next target. However, Manchester City are chasing Chelsea and Liverpool in the race for the title and on paper, Crystal Palace should just be a small bump on the way for the Sky Blues. However, City will be wary that they missed out on three points in the dying moments against Sunderland two weeks back and Crystal Palace seem a team full of confidence at the moment.

The last seven meetings between the two sides have only ended with one Crystal Palace victory, and Manchester City have a good record against the London teams. A win will be crucial for City to keep Arsenal and Everton away from the direct qualification to the Champions League, and keep up the pressure on those above them.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4.10pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Manchester City 1 (Dzeko) Crystal Palace 0, Premier League, December 2013

Crystal Palace 0 Manchester City 2 (Wright Phillips, Tevez), Capital One Cup, August 2009

Manchester City 3 (Wright Phillips 2, Fowler 1) Crystal Palace 1 (Powell), Premier League, January 2005

STATS…

  • Crystal Palace have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 11 league meetings with Manchester City
  • Manchester City have only won two of their last 11 league games against Palace at Selhurst Park (D5 L4)
  • Only Liverpool (11) are on a longer current winning streak in the Premier League than Crystal Palace (5)
  • Manchester City have claimed just eight points from their last five Premier League away games

ODDS…

Crystal Palace to win: 7.5

Manchester City to win: 1.4

Draw: 4.5

TV: Live on SkySports1 at 4.10pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm.

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