Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Betting Preview – 14/04/2019

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Betting Preview – 14/04/2019

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City

Manchester City need to win every game to be sure of retaining their Premier League title, as a classic, relentless title race with Liverpool looks set to go right down to the wire. Guardiola’s men can put the pressure on the Reds by moving back top ahead of their game later in the afternoon against Chelsea. But they’ve got a tricky test first: Crystal Palace are in good form, and are the only team to win (or even take points) at the Etihad this season, winning 3-2 back in December. City also came within a whisker of losing on their last visit to Selhurst Park last season, courtesy of a rare missed Luka Milivojevic penalty.

It was a familiar story for Crystal Palace last weekend. They allowed their opponents Newcastle to dominate in terms of territory and possession, but kept them out and looked to spring on the counter-attack, which eventually paid dividends and Wilfried Zaha sprung into the box, was hauled down by DeAndre Yedlin, and Milivojevic stepped up to convert the spot-kick. The Serbian is their top scorer with 11 goals so far, ten of which have been from the penalty spot. Bet365 offer odds of 12/1 that Palace will score a penalty here.

Newcastle had won their previous five games in the league at St. James Park, so it was an impressive three points, and important too; an 11-point lead over the relegation zone all but confirms their Premier League status for another season. It’s five wins from their last nine games, and they’re priced at 10/1 with Unibet to record a shock win here. There’s an injury headache for Roy Hodgson in defence, though; Mamadou Sakho is already out and James Tomkins pulled up with a groin injury last weekend and is a doubt, meaning Scott Dann – who has been on the periphery this season – could partner Martin Kelly at the back.

Manchester City suffered a rare defeat in midweek, losing the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Tottenham by a 1-0 scoreline. However, resting Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne, neither of whom were brought on until the dying moments, suggests Guardiola is taking the title run-in extremely seriously. It had been 14 consecutive wins (including the penalty shootout win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final) before that, while it’s 12 wins from the last 13 games in the Premier League.

They’re priced at an extremely short 1/3 with SkyBet to win here, but you can make it 6/5 if you bet on City to win to nil – they’ve kept a clean sheet, while winning, in six of their last seven league games. Vincent Kompany is sidelined, while Bernardo Silva and Oleksandr Zinchenko are doubts. Raheem Sterling, who has scored eight goals in his last seven games for club and country, is priced at 13/10 with Unibet to score anytime.

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