Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace Predictions

Sun 1/17 2:15 ET
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
6-7-4
9-2-5
Manchester City
Manchester City
Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Over 3.5 goals Pick

Crystal Palace has enjoyed their trips to Manchester City in the past two seasons, tying 2-2 at the Etihad last term and claiming a memorable 3-2 win there in 2018-19.

Another entertaining contest looks likely this term although City’s recent resurgence means they are expected to do the bulk of the goalscoring.

Pep Guardiola’s side had looked uncharacteristically toothless in the early stages of the season following the shock of September’s 5-2 home defeat to Leicester.

Eleven of their next 12 league games rewarded backers of under 2.5 goals but City have looked close to their swaggering best in recent weeks, beating Arsenal 4-1 and Manchester United 2-0 in the EFL Cup, easing to a 3-1 win at Chelsea, and putting three early goals past Birmingham in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Palace lost 1-0 at Wolves in the third round of the cup but key man Wilfried Zaha came on for just the last 20 minutes at Molineux with this week’s trips to Arsenal and City in mind.
Zaha scored twice in September’s 3-1 win at Manchester United and, while a similar result looks unlikely at City, Palace may well contribute to a high-scoring encounter.

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