Man United – Crystal Palace Preview

The Premier League champion Manchester City hosts Crystal Palace at the Etihad in a game from the 17th round of the competition. Let’s see what we can tell you about it in our accurate football predictions for today.

 

After four consecutive games without a win in the Premier League, Manchester City finally won again last weekend – 2-1 during the visit to Luton Town. Although it wasn’t the easiest win, Man City really needed the three points there. And they got it thanks to goals from Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish.

 

Thanks to these three points, City are now 4th with just four points behind the leader Liverpool. What Pep Guardiola’s team must do now is improve its consistency.

 

Just as always, we expect to see Guardiola doing some rotations in the line-up. John Stones, Manuel Akanji and Rico Lewis could return in the starting eleven. Meanwhile most likely Erling Haaland will miss the game again because of his injury. Against Luton Town it was Julian Alvarez who replaced him at the top of the attack.

 

Crystal Palace are one of the teams in the worst shape in the Premier League right now. Roy Hodgson’s boys won just one point in their last five matches – one draw and four losses. Because of this Palace fell to 15th place in the standings with 16 points won. The question is – can Hodgson inspire his players to change the way they perform? Especially against Man City?

 

Last weekend Crystal Palace lost again. The Londoners faced Liverpool at home and had the lead until the 76th minute, but the Reds took the win with two late goals. Jean Mateta scored for Palace from a penalty kick, but it wasn’t enough.

 

That’s the accurate football predictions for the Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace. Is this going to be an easy one for City? Well, most likely, but let’s see.