Man City Vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips & Predictions

Zaha to give Cityzens the run around at Etihad?

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England Manchester City Vs Crystal Palace England

Saturday, 27 August 2022 – 15:00 (BST)
English Premier League
Pick: Crystal Palace +2.25 Asian Handicap
Odds: 3/4
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 24 August 2022)

Preview: Following last week’s pulsating encounter on Tyneside, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola will be demanding a more controlled display from his side in their clash with Crystal Palace. The Eagles were the only team the champions failed to score against last term.

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Manchester City – Pep keen to clip Eagles’ wings?

Just 27 games completed in this fledgling Premier League season but have we already witnessed the game of the season? At an electric St James’ Park last Sunday, Newcastle United became the first team this season to stop Man City from winning, after the champions roared back from two goals down to earn a point. That the third occasion they’ve found themselves a couple goals behind in their past five league fixtures.

They’ll want to avoid such a scenario on Saturday against their bogey team. Pep Guardiola failed to get the better of Patrick Viera and his players last term (D1 L1), with the 2-0 loss suffered at the Etihad the third time City have come unstuck hosting Crystal Palace in four seasons (W1 D1 L2). On the flip side, we must go back to December 2020 for the last time the Citizens went successive league games without a win.

Key Stat: Man City have only been beaten twice in their 54 previous Premier League games played at 3PM on a Saturday. However, both losses came at the hands of the team they face next, Crystal Palace.


Wilfried Zaha To Score



Crystal Palace – Zaha in the mood again at the Etihad?

Patrick Viera will be encouraged by what he has seen so far this season. In particular the response to losing their opener 2-0 at home to Arsenal. Across three subsequent matches – two in the league, the other an EFL Cup tie – the Eagles became just the fifth visiting team since the start of last season to avoid defeat at Anfield in the league, before earning successive wins against Aston Villa and Oxford United.

Momentum rising, Palace head to Manchester seeking to win three competitive games in a row for the first time under Viera. Their recent results away to Man City have been that good they are almost paralleled. While in Wilfried Zaha and Eberechi Eze, players prepared to run at defenders with pace and skill, they posses attackers in the mould of Allan Saint Maximin, who terrorised the champions last time.

Key Stat: Wilfried Zaha has scored 11 goals in his last 16 Premier League appearances and is looking to register a goal in three consecutive games in the competition for only the second time in his career.

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Manchester City Vs Crystal Palace Betting Advice

Only one team, Man Utd, has won successive Premier League games away to Man City during Pep Guardiola’s time in charge. Crystal Palace, after a 2-0 win in this fixture last season, can therefore achieve something nearly unprecedented when they take to the Etihad pitch on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles will also take heart from their obdurate performance at Anfield, when earning a hard-fought draw on August 15th.


Manchester City Vs Crystal Palace – Key Facts:

  • Crystal Palace have avoided defeat on three of their previous four visits to Manchester City in the Premier League (W2 D1), registering a 2-0 success in this fixture last season with goals from Wilfried Zaha and loanee Conor Gallagher.
  • Manchester City had to come from 3-1 down away to Newcastle United last week to claim a 3-3 draw. It was the third instance of them falling two goals behind in their last five Premier League games, avoiding defeat each time (W1 D2 in those games).
  • Wilfried Zaha opened the scoring in this fixture last season. Having scored in each of his last two league appearances, including the first of the game at Anfield against Liverpool, the Ivorian looks a big price to strike in Manchester this weekend.


City were vulnerable throughout last week’s Newcastle game, with the pace and direct running of Saint Maximin wreaking havoc in their backline. Guardiola may well devise a plan but Palace boast at least two starters capable of causing similar problems, and possibly even a third should Michael Olise earn a start. Moreover, the Cityzens have picked up a habit of late for giving teams a couple goals head start.

Best Betting Odds – Manchester City Vs Crystal Palace

Manchester City – 2/11 (Betway)
Draw – 7/1 (PaddyPower)
Crystal Palace – 17/1 (10Bet)