Man City vs Crystal Palace Preview

Sep 23, 2017, 00:09
Man City vs Crystal Palace Preview

Crystal Palace squad: Hennessey, Speroni, Riedewald, Dann, Delaney, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Kelly, Ward, Sakho, Lee, McArthur, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Milivojevic, Mutch, Puncheon, Sako, Schlupp, Souare, Kaikai, Townsend, Van Aanholt, Benteke. The rumours went on for a few months, and not long ago, the Italian media claimed the London side failed to land him in the January window.

Crystal Palace have no new injuries and could hand a start to defender Mamadou Sakho after he impressed in midweek.

Aguero, 29, has scored six goals in six appearances this season, including a hat-trick against Watford last weekend.

That said, they face their toughest game of the season so far on Saturday and their eight goals conceded could easily surpass 10 given the form of Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva.

Guardiola expects him to shatter the record, which is held by 1930s hero Eric Brook.

"But the Premier League is always about three points no matter who you are playing and we'll just keep our heads up".

Manchester City have won 13 of their last 14 competitive matches against Crystal Palace, scoring 35 goals in the process. With such a talented front two it's no wonder that Manchester City have scored so many goals this year (19 in their last 5 games) in addition to the front two though Manchester City have some of the best creative midfielders in the world.

Crystal Palace also now own an unwanted Premier League record for the longest wait for a first goal (450 minutes).

Pep Guardiola: "In the Premier League every team can beat the other one". However, the sensational striker has again hit the heights for City as he continues to improve his all-round game. "It will be similar to West Brom".