Last Updated on March 9, 2023 7:42 pm by Erwin Noguera
The Premier League reaches its final stretch, but there is still a lot to be decided in the league. Playing at home, Crystal Palace will face one of their biggest challenges of the season against the goal-scoring machine, which is Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s team continues to chase Arsenal, in an attempt to reduce the 5-point gap which currently separates the two teams. Palace, in turn, will try to add some points again against City, to climb the table and feed the hope of achieving quiet permanence in the first division again.
Check out our analysis of the confrontation between Crystal Palace and Manchester City and find out our main prediction for this Premier League matchday 27 game.
Saturday, March 11th – 12:30 PM ET at Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace +750
Manchester City -280
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Why Bet on Crystal Palace?
Crystal Palace has not won for 10 games and will have to reinvent themselves if they want to surprise the mighty Manchester City. Whatever the plan to beat this difficult opponent, the strategy will certainly go through the talented striker Wilfried Saha, who has already scored six goals in this edition of the Premier League and was the team’s top scorer in past seasons.
Against the best attack in the competition, Palace’s defense should make an unforgettable match, preventing the main actions of Haaland and De Bruyne. Midfielder Doucouré had been sent off in the match against Aston Villa and will miss this duel with City.
A good intense marking strategy and fast counterattack could be the formula to surprise the Manchester team.
Why Bet on Manchester City?
Manchester City has many reasons to want to win the game against Crystal Palace and had a positive attitude from the first minute. Any result other than victory does not interest Pep Guardiola’s team, which needs to reduce the 5-point lead imposed by Arsenal.
The recent clashes between City and Palace have favored the Manchester team, which has won 14 of the last 20 games between them. In those 20 games, Manchester City has already scored 66 goals and conceded only 25.
Haaland, De Bruyne, Rodri, and Mahrez have been the main exponents of Manchester City’s attack, which strikes its opponents from the first minute and defense itself with a draining possession of the ball.
Final Betting Analysis: Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City
The Eagles have been one of the bug teams of the Citizens in recent years. Since Roy Hodgson took the reigns at Selhurst Park after Frank de Boer’s disastrous spell, they have achieved important draws and wins, like the 0-0 in the famous 100-point season from the Citizens and that 2-1 win with a wonder-goal of Andros Townsend some seasons ago.
Last season they took a win and a draw. Also, in the first match this season they were 2-0 up at one point, although they ended up losing by 4-2, and many things have changed since then. Expect another close match with a good defensive display from the Londoners, but in the end, the Sky-Blues will do enough to win.
If you put $100 into Manchester City’s win, you could get $35 back for a total payout of $135.