PREVIEW Manchester City v Crystal Palace

By on July 29, 2019

first_img[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ear with me here. If Man City beat Crystal Palace 5-0 and Chelsea lose to Stoke on Monday – Man City will be top of the table.OK, so that’s a highly unlikely scenario but it does show that the people who had written off the title as Chelsea’s weeks ago have got it badly wrong as there is still a heck of a long way to go.We enter the busy Christmas period and Man City are on stage first taking on Palace in the 12.45pm kick off.No surprise to see that Man City are very short priced favourites despite a mounting injury list which now includes Vincent Kompany and Edin Dzeko who picked up injuries at Leicester. City also remain without Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic.Man City (from): Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Boyata, Kolarov, Clichy, Milner, Navas, Silva, Nasri, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Lampard, Pozo.Crystal Palace (from): Speroni, Hennessey, Kelly, Fryers, Delaney, Mariappa, Dann, Ward, Hangeland, Jedinak, Bannan, McArthur, Bolasie, Thomas, Puncheon, Zaha, Gayle, Campbell, Johnson.City are now in a rich vein of form – winning their last seven games including Champions League successes against Bayern Munich and Roma.Palace have been beaten by Man City in their last six encounters and have not won at Man City since December 1990.Man City v Crystal PalacePremier League12.45pm LIVE ON BT SPORTHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Apr 2014 Premier C Palace 0-2 Man CityDec 2013 Premier Man City 1-0 C PalaceAug 2009 Carling Cup C Palace 0-2 Man CityJan 2005 Premiership Man City 3-1 C PalaceSep 2004 Premiership C Palace 1-2 Man CityMar 2002 Div 1 Man City 1-0 C PalaceDec 2001 Div 1 C Palace 2-1 Man CityMar 2000 Div 1 C Palace 1-1 Man CitySep 1999 Div 1 Man City 2-1 C PalaceJan 1997 Div 1 Man City 1-1 C PalaceThings are looking bleak for Crystal Palace who have slumped to a run of just one win from their last 10 games and have only won one of eight away games so far this season.Palace are hovering just one point above the relegation zone and I’m not sure their fortunes can improve here.I think Man City will go on the rampage and I am backing them on the three way handicap with Star Sports with a -2 goal start at around 9/4 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK MAN CITY (-2) to beat CRYSTAL PALACE at around 9/4 for 8 points with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 33.88 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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