Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 14th April 2019
Kick off at: 13.05 GMT
Venue: Selhust Park, London, England

Losing to Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League, Manchester City are looking for redemption this weekend. Pep Guardiola’s side are gunning for three points as they battle Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves for this weekend Premier League encounter.  Let’s take a look at the possible lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Crystal Palace

Expected Formation: 4-5-1

Probable Lineups: Guaita(g);Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Dann, Van Aanholt(def);Townsend, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Zaha(mid);Batshuayi(att).

Manchester City

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Ederson(g);Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Mendy(def);De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva(mid); Sterling, Aguero, Sane(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this Sunday’s Premier League battle, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.

Crystal Palace

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LLWLW

Palace haven’t been getting the best results in recent matches winning two, but losing three of their latest five. However, The Eagles did won their latest league match, defeating Newcastle United 2-1

That victory could provide an extra confidence for Roy Hodgson’s side ahead of their clash against City. Palace will be hoping to repeat the result they had in their earlier meeting which saw City getting beaten 3-2.

Manchester City

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWWWL

City’s saw their recent winning streak ended by Tottenham Hotspur this midweek. Losing 1-0 in their midweek Champions League first leg tie was disappointing indeed for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Man City are hoping that their league form won’t be affected by that midweek loss. Guardiola’s men did win their latest league fixture, taking down Cardiff City 2-0.

Team News

Crystal Palace

Hodgson still has some injury concerns for this weekend as Sakho and Tomkins haven’t recovered. Max Meyer’s condition is also in doubt for Sunday as he is battling illness.

Nevertheless, Palace still have several important players to trouble Man City. Wilfried Zaha and Michi Batshuayi can create many problems for their opponent’s defense this weekend.

Manchester City

Guardiola’s side won’t be at their best also with Zinchenko and Bernardo Silva are questionable to play. City will try to field a strong squad with Sergio Aguero leading the front line along with Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane.

Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva are also tipped to play from the start on Sunday. City will try to close the match as early as possible and prepare themselves for their second leg match against Tottenham.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams are still going to Man City’s favor with three wins, one draw and one defeat.

However, Guardiola’s team failed two win their latest two encounter against Palace, drawing 0-0 in 2017 and losing 3-2 earlier in the season.

Match Prediction

Playing at home again, Man United will be pushing hard for all three points on Saturday. A win can help their confidence and keeping their chance in finishing top four alive.

However, West Ham are also keen on getting three points especially after their two recent loses. This tie looks like an interesting match that can easily go either way.

Final Score: 1-1

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