Crystal Palace vs Man City Preview: Premier League Round 27
Preview of Crystal Palace vs Man City in Matchday 27 of the 2022/23 Premier League on March 12th.
Form of Crystal Palace and Man City
Crystal Palace are currently in 12th place in the Premier League table, and they are five points clear of the relegation zone (27 points compared to 22). However, their recent form is a cause for concern, as they have not won any of their last ten matches. During this run, they have suffered five defeats, including a 0-1 loss to Aston Villa where their defender Andersen scored an own goal.
In 2023, no team in the Premier League has earned fewer points than Crystal Palace (only five points, the same as bottom-placed Bournemouth). Since the start of the year, they are the only team in the league that hasn’t won a match.
On the other hand, Man City have shown their championship credentials by beating Bournemouth, Bristol City, and Newcastle consecutively, all with comfortable margins. In these matches, Pep Guardiola’s players scored nine goals and conceded only one.
In the reverse fixture, Man City was surprised by Crystal Palace, falling behind 0-2 at Emirates Stadium. However, they still managed to win 3-2 thanks to a fantastic second-half display. Between the 53rd and 81st minute, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland (scoring a hat-trick) scored four goals to help the reigning Premier League champions complete an impressive comeback.
Crystal Palace vs Man City squad information
Due to his red card in the last round, midfielder Cheick Oumar Doucoure of Crystal Palace will miss the upcoming match against Man City due to suspension. Besides Doucoure, two other injured players of the home team, Nathan Ferguson and Sam Johnstone will also have to watch the game from the sidelines.
On the Man City side, midfielder Phil Foden has revealed that he has suffered a recurrence of his calf injury after the win against Newcastle. It is unclear whether Foden will be able to play in the upcoming match or not. If the English winger is unable to play, it will be a significant blow for Man City since he has been in excellent form recently. In his last three matches for the club, he has scored four goals, helping them win all of these games with comfortable margins (4-1 against Bournemouth, 3-0 against Bristol City, and 2-0 against Newcastle).
Expected Lineups of Crystal Palace vs Man City
- Crystal Palace: Guaita, Mitchell, Guehi, Andersen, Clyne, Lokonga, Milivojevic, Zaha, Eze, Olise, Ayew
- Man City: Ederson, Ake, Akanji, Dias, Walker, Guendogan, Rodri, Grealish, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Haaland
Prediction Crystal Palace 0-1 Man City
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