Prediction for Manchester City – Crystal Palace
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.89
Manchester City and Crystal Palace are playing at Etihad Stadium in a match for the 6th day of the Premier League. The history of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, who in the last 5 games won 5. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, on 06-05-2017, to the Premier League, Manchester City won by (5-0). David Silva (2 ‘), V. Kompany (49’), K. De Bruyne (59 ‘), R. Sterling (82’) and N. Otamendi (90 ‘) scored goals from Manchester City.
Manchester City :
After 4 wins and 1 draw, the home team is currently in 1st place, with 13 points won. In his last game, he won Watford away by (0-6), after in the previous game to have won by (5-0) at home, in a match against Liverpool. The team arrives to this match after a victory outside with the West Bromwich Albion by (1-2). In the last 10 matches played at home for all competitions, Manchester City won 8 and tied 2.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 5 matches. His attack has marked regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency to have goals, as 23 of their last 25 games have ended with over 1.5 goals. In 15 matches, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.
Manchester City have had a great performance in this start of the Premier League, as it is unbeaten at the end of 5 days and looks for another 3 points to stay in the leadership and also try to open a lead for its biggest rival, Manchester United , which has the same score, losing in the tiebreaker criteria. The team is characterized by a powerful attack with 16 goals, the most effective of the competition, while the defense suffered only 2 goals and is the most solid, showing the excellent balance between the offensive and defensive sectors. Manchester City accumulated 1 win and 1 draw, having scored 6 goals and suffered only 1, showing good strength in his stadium, being that in the tie that suffered the team was much superior, with one player less. In the competition overall, with home and away matches in mind, he often scored more goals in the second half as 11 of his 16 goals came in the second half, mostly between 75 and 90 minutes, when there were 7 goals.
Crystal Palace :
The away team is currently in 20th place, with no points won, after 5 losses. In the penultimate game, he lost out against Burnley by (1-0). In the last game, lost at home against Southampton by (0-1). The team arrives to this match after a victory at home with Huddersfield Town by (1-0). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, the Crystal Palace won 3, tied 1 and lost 6.
In this competition, he lost the last 5 games he played. The team has not been very strong defensively, since it has always suffered goals in the last 5 games, and its attack needs to improve enough, since it did not score any goal in the last 5 matches for this competition.
Unlike its next opponent, Crystal Palace has been having a bad start in the national championship, as it has not yet scored at the end of 5 days and needs to start presenting a better football with urgency not to stray too far from the teams outside the drop zone The team still did not score goals, being the worst attack of the Premier League, having suffered 8 goals, having the seventh defense weaker. These numbers help to explain the terrible campaign, being necessary a better performance, mainly in the offensive system, the one that creates little and still finishes with low quality. The Crystal Palace lost its 2 disputed games, but curiously presented a better soccer compared to the parties before its fans, since it plays quite closed and practically abdicates of the attack in this type of games, what makes that its defeats are not so heavy with respect to the matches in his stadium.
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