Crystal Palace vs Manchester City: Roy Hodgson and Crystal Palace have once again lost a Premier League match this Thursday
When they hosted Arsenal, with the final result being a 2-3 win for the Gunners.
The Eagles of London have still tried to cause the Gunners some problems, when Zaha assisted Townsend for the tying goal, in the beginning of the 2nd half, but the almost immediate reaction from Arsenal has decided the match, with the advantage only being diminished by Tomkins already in the final minutes.
That loss has put Crystal Palace in sight of the teams that are trying, on this final stretch of the year, to escape the relegation zone, since they have 18 points, the same points as Newcastle and West Ham, and 1 point above Bournemouth, that is already in one of the relegation spots.
The scenario will be more worrying because, on New Year’s Eve, their opponent is Manchester City. The Citizens are the dominating element of the Premier League this season, without leaving any room, even for a title fight.
With a 15-points advantage 1 round away from the end of the civil year, and going into the pitch already after their 3 main chasers’ matches on Saturday, Pep Guardiola’s team knows they will have some difficulties.
The tight schedule on this period of the year, the difficulties imposed by opponents that close themselves in more deep lines -, but they will also be aware of the quality they have to overcome those same difficulties.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The unbalances that Crystal Palace felt against Arsenal, will feel even more against Manchester City.
And if we go look into the fatigue due to the packed schedule, then the Citizens will have benefited from an extra day of rest for their key players.
On a match of huge mental demand for the players of both teams, on a stage of the season where there is a lot of fatigue, the better equipped team will have a word to say in order to ensure the victory.
|1st Half – Manchester City to win||