Manchester City are big favourites to beat Crystal Palace and rightly so given their form in 2019 albeit having lost in the Champions League on Tuesday night. They may have lost to Crystal Palace already this season, just before Christmas, but since the turn of the year they have lost just one domestic game and won every other match they have played until the Spurs defeat.
Luka Milivojevic Scored from the spot in three of the last four league games, and also converted a penalty in the reverse fixture against City too.Wilfried Zaha Eight goals and eight assists so far this season and will want to get back to goalscoring ways.Andros Townsend Scored a screamer in Palaces win at the Etihad and capable of unpicking the City defence again this time out.
Spurs goal was the first City had conceded the international break, having beaten Fulham and Cardiff 2-0 in the league and Brighton 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final. Manchester City had won 14 matches in a row before succumbing to a 1-0 defeat against Tottenham in the Champions League quarter-final first leg. Gabriel Jesus scored their winner in the latter, while Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero netted at Fulham and Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane against Cardiff.
Their most recent home game saw them consign Huddersfield to relegation with a 2-0 win Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt scoring. Crystal Palace have won two of their three matches since the international break. A 2-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium followed, but Palace got back to winning ways when another Milivojevic penalty proved the only goal of the game at Newcastle.
The Argentine striker has bagged 18 goals in all competitions this season, including one in their last FA Cup match. A lot of this is thanks to the brilliance of Sergio Aguero. 12 of these have come away from home as well, so backing him to score anytime at 8/11 looks good for our goalscorer predictions. Manchester City have conceded in 14 of their 18 trips away so far this season as well, but have only failed to find the back of the net in two of their last nine away days.
Benjamin Mendy is fit again, and played in the FA Cup semi-final, and could also start, but Bernardo Silva and Oleksandr Zinchenko may not be risked before the Champions League quarter-final second leg. After Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane only featured as late substitutes in the Champions League, both could return to the starting line-up to face Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace are stuck in the middle of the Premier League standings and given the importance of the match for the Citizens, away win should be considered. The Eagles head into Sundays football match following a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Newcastle United, but Man City are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the capital club than their previous rivals.
Sergio Aguero After missing a penalty against Tottenham in the Champions League, Citys top scorer will want to get straight back to goalscoring ways.Raheem Sterling The England winger has enjoyed a stunning season, scoring 19 goals and bagging 16 assists.Kevin de Bruyne After a brilliant assist in the FA Cup semi-final, the Belgian was surprisingly under-used against Spurs but will surely return against Palace.
They would give Arsenal energy and defensive qualities. Then I would want Alexandre Lacazette through the middle and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe to provide pace on the counter and make things happen, with Dani Ceballos just behind them. I don't want Granit Xhaka in the team, I would prefer Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi. I think Arsenal should play a back four with two protectors in front.