Crystal Palace is going through one of their usual seasons. Palace has the potential to finish in the top 10 or at the very least in the top 8, but they are struggling. Patrick Vieira’s side has failed to win any of their last five Premier League games.
Pep Guardiola, on the other hand, has returned Manchester City to their former glory. City did not give up despite losing some momentum and being under pressure from first-place Arsenal. City are still in the running for the Premier League title. This season, Pep Guardiola is under a lot of pressure. Since years, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been under intense pressure to win the UEFA Champions League. Furthermore, it appears that Manchester City will have to maintain consistency this season and cannot afford to drop points in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace and Manchester City will face off in the Crystal Palace vs Manchester City of Premier League 2023 on 11th March 2023 at the Selhurst Park.
Know the Match Details
Competition: Crystal Palace vs Manchester City, Premier League 2023
Date: Saturday, 11th March 2023
Kickoff: 5:30 PM (GMT); 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Selhurst Park
Almost everyone is available for selection, with only one fitness concern for Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira among an otherwise fully-prepared squad. Nathan Ferguson will miss out due to Achilles tendon issues.
Crystal Palace Possible Starting Lineup:
Guaita; Mitchell, Guehi, Andersen, Clyne; Lokonga, Milivojevi; Eze, Olise, Ayew; Zaha
With a fully healthy squad to choose from, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has no fitness concerns heading into this match.
Manchester City Possible Starting Lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake; Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Crystal Palace has failed to win any of their last seven Premier League home games against Manchester City.
- Manchester City’s last nine Premier League goals against the Eagles have all come in the second half.
- In 2023, Crystal Palace has yet to win a game. They have now gone nine Premier League games without a win, drawing four and losing five.
- Manchester City has already lost 15 points this season. That is four more than they had in the entire 2021-22 season.
- Crystal Palace has drawn their last four league games at home.
Statistics for Crystal Palace and Manchester City
Crystal Palace have recently caused serious problems for Manchester City. The Eagles took four points off them in league matches in 2021-22, winning 2-0 at the Etihad and drawing 0-0 at home, and they were 45 minutes away from rocking the boat again earlier in the season.
In fact, Palace have avoided defeat in five of their 13 Premier League meetings with Pep Guardiola’s Man City; only Liverpool (nine), Tottenham Hotspur (eight), and Manchester United (seven) have avoided defeat more frequently against City than the Eagles since Pep arrived.
However, Crystal Palace have had the most success against City away from home. Pep Guardiola’s Eagles are winless in their last seven English Premier League home games (D2 L5), dating back to a 2-1 victory in April 2015. They haven’t scored in five of the last seven games, including the last three.
And the Eagles’ biggest weakness this season has been a lack of offensive potency. So far, Patrick Vieira’s side has produced the second-lowest expected goal total (23.0) in the league, with only bottom-placed Bournemouth (21.9) producing lower-quality chances. Only two goals have been scored in their last six home league games due to a lack of creativity up front.
Given that Manchester City has the best defensive record in the league – their expected goals against of 21.8 is the lowest of any team – chances for the home team will be limited. Pep may rotate (when doesn’t he?) with the second leg of their Champions League tie against RB Leipzig coming up the following midweek. If City defeats the Bundesliga side, they will join Chelsea in the quarter-finals.
No team has won more Premier League points in 2023 than Manchester City, who is closing in on Arsenal at the top of the table. City have won their last three league games by an aggregate score of 9-1, have kept back-to-back clean sheets, and will look to put pressure back on Arsenal, who play Fulham a day later. They’ve only lost three times in their last 31 Premier League away games (W21 D7), so they’re likely to do so again.
- Manchester City have been without a goal in the first half of their last four games against Crystal Palace.
- Since 2015, Crystal Palace has failed to win their last seven meetings with Manchester City. They have also failed to score in three of their last four games.
- The Eagles are winless in their last nine Premier League games.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Prediction
Manchester City will try to put pressure on Arsenal early on. The Gunners are five points ahead of Manchester City, implying that Pep’s team cannot afford a slipup against Palace. Given their recent form, City will undoubtedly defeat Crystal Palace. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Watch out for an exciting game with Manchester City to win at the odds of 1.35.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Key Player:
Phil Foden appears to have rediscovered his form following a post-World Cup slump. The Englishman opened the scoring against Newcastle United last weekend with a magnificent solo effort and will be looking to score in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time, having done so previously in June/July 2020 and September/October this season. He’s scored nine goals so far this season and could reach double figures for the first time.