Prediction and odds for the game: Crystal Palace (10/1) vs Manchester City (3/10)
We are backing both teams to score at odds of 11/10
When: Monday 14 March 2022, Kick-off 20:00
Where: Selhurst Park
On Monday night, Crystal Palace host Manchester City at Selhurst Park, as the visitors look to stay ahead of title rivals Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title.
The Eagles head into this clash on the back of a positive recent run of form. A 2-0 win at Wolves in their last league outing means that Patrick Vieira’s team is unbeaten in four games in all competitions, having recorded three wins and a draw.
The recent decent run means that Palace have lost just one of their previous six matches in the Premier League. The team from the English capital are also now comfortable in the table, with a chance of achieving a top-half finish in the top-flight table this season.
The one aspect that needs to improve for the Eagles is their home form. Palace have failed to win any of their last four home matches in the Premier League, having suffered three defeats in the process. A lack of clean sheets has played a big part in their recent poor home form in the English top-flight, as Palace have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight league matches at Selhurst Park.
The Citizens are now once again just three points clear of second-place Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title. Pep Guardiola’s team can ill-afford any slip-ups in this clash against a team that have caused them problems in the past.
The reigning English champions are unbeaten in four matches in all competitions since a surprise 3-2 home defeat by Tottenham. Last time out, Sporting Lisbon held the Citizens to a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League.
However, the game meant very little, as City had won the reverse fixture 5-0 in the Portuguese capital. The draw ended a run of three straight competitive wins for City in all competitions.
Despite last month’s home defeat against Tottenham, City has still won four of their last five matches in the Premier League. Guardiola’s team has also scored at least two goals in four of those five games in the English top-flight.
Palace have been on a decent run of late and are unlikely to give the champions an easy game. However, the Citizens should have too much quality for the Eagles. We are not backing the away win at those odds, as you can’t win with odds like that.
Instead, we are backing both teams to score. Palace have a decent attacking threat and City could have key defenders absent. The visitors are generally prolific too. The other bet is for over 2.5 goals to be scored, which is due to similar reasons for the first recommendation.
Our Tips: We are backing both teams to score at odds of 11/10 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 8/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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