Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Match Info
Date: Saturday October 19 2019
Kick-off time: 5.30pm BST
Venue: Selhurst Park
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
April 14 2019: Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester City
December 22 2018: Manchester City 2-3 Crystal Palace
December 31 2017: Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester City
September 23 2017: Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace
Total head-to-head league matches played: 54
Crystal Palace wins: 14
Manchester City wins: 27
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Stats
- Manchester City have won 15 of their last 18 matches against Crystal Palace
- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 10 of the latest 12 meetings between these clubs
- Crystal Palace have the best home defensive record in the Premier League this season
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Match Preview
Manchester City must scarcely believe they are eight points off the Premier League pace so early in the season – and they cannot afford to slip up again when they visit Crystal Palace.
There is nothing the reigning champions could have done about Liverpool’s relentless start to the campaign, but they have not helped themselves by drawing at home to Tottenham and, more surprisingly, losing against Norwich and Wolves.
Central defensive injuries, on top of Vincent Kompany’s departure, have clearly been a bugbear for Pep Guardiola and that is an area he will surely address in the January transfer window – although John Stones is now close to returning, possibly even for this match.
However, City could not break down Wolves even with 76% possession before losing 2-0 and they could find Palace similarly stubborn, given they have conceded only one goal in five league and cup matches at Selhurst Park this term.
Manager Roy Hodgson must be delighted that his side spent the international break in the top six of the table and if they can repeat last season’s shock victory at the Etihad Stadium here, the Eagles would actually go above City!
However, the situation is already starting to become urgent for the champions, if not critical, and so they are expected to cut Liverpool’s lead to five points with a routine victory – and then hope for a big favour from their local rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
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Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Manchester City to win to nil @ 11/10 with bet365
Manchester City to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ 6/5 with bet365