August 26, 2022 3:03 PM
Trystan Pugh

Man City vs Crystal Palace Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 English Premier League

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THE FACTS

When is Man City vs Crystal Palace on and what time does it start? Man City vs Crystal Palace will take place on Saturday 27th August, 2022 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Man City vs Crystal Palace taking place? Man City vs Crystal Palace will take place at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England

Where can I get tickets for Man City vs Crystal Palace? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information

What TV channel is Man City vs Crystal Palace on in the UK? Man City vs Crystal Palace will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Man City vs Crystal Palace in the UK? Man City vs Crystal Palace cannot be streamed live in the UK

THE LOWDOWN

MAN CITY

  • Man City dropped their first points of the campaign last weekend when they played out an entertaining 3-3 draw with Newcastle where they needed to mount a comeback in order to come away with a point.
  • The champions followed that up with another 3-3 draw with Barcelona in a midweek charity match where they fielded several first-team players, with Kalvin Phillips picking up a shoulder injury while Nathan Ake and Jack Grealish are doubtful for this one.

CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Patrick Vieira can be pleased with his side’s work so far this season as their 3-1 victory over Aston Villa last week was followed up with a midweek League Cup win and in Wilfried Zaha they have an in-form asset capable of making the difference right now.
  • The Seagulls’ successful counter-attacking approach in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool a couple of weeks will be the blueprint for Vieira’s approach here, with Zaha potentially selected as the lone forward due to his pace on the counter-attack.

THE TEAM NEWS

MAN CITY

PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, Haaland, Mahrez

UNAVAILABLE: Laporte (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Ake (Injured), Phillips (Injured), Grealish (Injured)

CRYSTAL PALACE

PREDICTED XI (5-4-1): Guaita; Clyne, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Ayew, Doucoure, Schlupp, Eze; Zaha

UNAVAILABLE: Butland (Injured), Ferguson (Injured), Tomkins (Injured), McArthur (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE:

THE PREDICTION

Rarely do Man City drop points in consecutive Premier League games – in fact you have to go back to December 2020 to find the last time that occurred – so Crystal Palace know they could be in for a long afternoon at the Etihad. The visitors have already had some success at Anfield this season, but City look a much better team than Liverpool right now and it is difficult to see Pep Guardiola's free-scoring side experiencing the same problems. Assuming they navigate the threat posed by Wilfried Zaha, the reigning champions look good value to secure a win to nil on Saturday.

TIP: MAN CITY TO WIN TO NIL

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