class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Guardiola's men have enjoyed some high-scoring wins over the Eagles in recent years, and Al Hain-Cole expects more of the same on Saturday
Crystal Palace will be hoping to cause an upset when they travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Patrick Vieira’s men are unbeaten in their last four fixtures but have only won one of their 10 matches in all competitions so far this season.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace latest odds
However, they can be backed at 14/1 (15.0) with bet365 to kick start their campaign by pulling off a shock victory against the team where he spent the final year of his illustrious playing career.
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The Citizens have won 11 and lost just one of their last 14 games against this opposition and are clear 1/6 (1.17) favourites to extend that dominant record by coming out on top once again.
The guests’ last four matches have all resulted in draws, and there are odds of 13/2 (7.50) on them playing out yet another stalemate in this one.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace goalscorer
Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden are joint 5/1 (6.0) favourites to break the deadlock, with the latter looking the better option considering he has scored three times in just four league starts so far.
Odsonne Edouard is the guests’ 14/1 (15.0) front runner as he leads their scoring charts with three goals in six league appearances, although Christian Benteke could be a strong option at 18/1 (19.0) after firing in each of his last two games.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace preview
While they have not had much luck in terms of victories, the Eagles have certainly provided plenty of entertainment this season – both scoring and conceding in each of their last four games.
Indeed, they have both scored 11 and conceded 11 over the course of the last seven matches, with their four away league games producing 14 goals in total.
Another free-scoring encounter seems likely at a ground where they have seen 33 goals scored in their last eight visits, with Pep Guardiola’s team winning five of those.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace predictions
On current form, odds of 5/4 (2.25) seem generous on City coming out in their eight consecutive home game against Palace to see over 3.5 goals scored.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.