Competition/Round: 2019/20 English Premier League Season – Matchday 9
Venue: Selhurst Park, London, England, UK
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
Fourth Official: Tim Robinson
VAR: Michael Oliver
Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday
TV Info: Sky Sports (UK), NBCSN (USA)
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Manchester City travel to South London in search of a vital three points that will keep the pressure on Liverpool at the top of the table.
After a dismal showing in their last match at home to Wolves, manager Pep Guardiola will be looking for a big response from his team. Last time the blues lost, City responded in style by thrashing Watford 8-0, but Palace are a different opposition, particularly on their home ground where they are yet to lose this season.
Palace won their last match, 2-1 at West Ham, that took them up to sixth in the league and victory over City in the evening kick-off will see the Eagles leap-frog the blues.
City have not only a decent record at Palace, but in London overall. From the last 10 Premier League games played in London, City have won 9, and beat the Eagles 3-1 at Selhurst Park last season on their way to the Premier League Title.
But Palace are looking string this season and have made a better start this time around than they have in the last two season, so Roy Hodgson’s side should not be taken lightly.
Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic, returns to the side after being suspended for the at West Ham, but Mamadou Sakho is out with a muscle strain.
City have received an injury boost as Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones and Benjamin Mendy are all set to return after injury. Sergio Aguero, who was involved in a car accident earlier this week, is fit to play, but Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane remain long-term absentees.
This will be a very tough game for City against a strong and determined Palace. The two shock defeats to Norwich and Wolves will still play heavily on City’s minds, but they have enough to secure the three points. Whether or not they do it is anyone’s guess, but I’m still going for a City win.
Crystal Palace 0-2 City