Man City v Crystal Palace betting tips: Jesus could make Eagles sore
Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash
The Eagles are the visitors for Pep Guardiola’s 200th Premier League game in charge of the champions and we look at the odds to find some Man City v Crystal Palace betting tips.
City were 4-1 winners at Brighton last week but lost their grip on the League Cup in midweek while Crystal Palace were held at home by Newcastle.
Saturday’s match, which takes place at the Etihad Stadium, kicks off at 3pm.
Man City v Crystal Palace match odds
This game is a milestone for Guardiola.
No manager has been more successful in his first 200 Premier League games than the Spaniard, who has overseen 146 wins and 25 draws in England’s top flight.
City’s sole loss this season came when they were under strength on matchday one at Tottenham, owing to players on international duty/Covid-19 protocols.
Since that 1-0 defeat, City are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games (W6 D2) to sit third in the table, two points behind leaders Chelsea, and have yet to concede a goal at home.
They are licking their wounds after seeing the prospect of winning five consecutive League Cup finals go up in smoke when West Ham beat them on penalties at the London Stadium on Wednesday.
The hosts are 2/13 to beat Crystal Palace, who arrive here on the back of a 1-1 home draw with Newcastle – their sixth stalemate of the season.
Palace’s only win came with a 3-0 success over Tottenham and they languish in 15th place in the table, with nine points from nine games.
There have been just two draws in the last 23 meetings and despite Palace’s penchant for a stalemate, the odds are 6/1 that it happens on Saturday.
"We are playing better football and now it’s all about being consistent and about how we can finish the game when we have the chance to."
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) October 23, 2021
Man City v Crystal Palace head-to-head
City have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League meetings with Palace (W9 D2) – going down 3-2 at home in December 2018.
Since they returned to the Premier League in 2013-14, Palace have conceded 39 goals in 16 encounters with City, keeping just one clean sheet in the process.
The Eagles have also failed to score in 11 of those 16 clashes and the odds for City to win to nil are 4/5 in the Man City v Crystal Palace betting tips.
It is 14/1 Palace keep a clean sheet and Patrick Vieira’s side have not been good away from home – they have shipped two or more goals on each of their last six away games.
City are 4/5 to score three goals or more.
There have been three or more goals scored in 10 of the last 13 meetings and the odds for that to happen again are 4/9 in the Man City v Crystal Palace betting tips.
Man City v Crystal Palace key battles
Vieira’s side need to get into games much quicker than they have of late.
Should they penetrate, Christian Benteke is not the most likely suspect.
While he has scored five goals in his last 10 away games, he has yet to net against City in 13 attempts.
Those who seek goalscorer options could look at City’s Gabriel Jesus, who has scored three and offered six assists in his last nine starts. He is 23/20 to score at any stage.
All odds and markets correct at date of publication