clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Manchester City v Crystal Palace: Preview, Team News and Prediction

Pep and his men face the Eagles at home.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Manchester City v Crystal Palace - Premier League Photo by Visionhaus

The Premier League rolls on! Manchester City’s game is against a solid Crystal Palace side.

A match filled with plenty of story lines as both teams battle a packed schedule and quality opponents. There is plenty to discuss.

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Sunday, 17 January, 2020 kick off at 7.15 pm (UK), 2.15 pm (EST, USA)

Referee: Lee Mason.

Assistants: Scott Ledger, Tim Wood.

Fourth official: Andy Madley.

VAR: Martin Atkinson.

Assistant VAR: Peter Kirkup.

TV Info: Sky Sports (UK), NBCSN (USA), DAZN (Canada)

LiveStream: ***LIVESPORTS, FUBO TV (USA) shows every Manchester City game on NBCSN with a high-quality and legal stream. New to Click here




Pep Guardiola’s side head into the game on the back of an impressive run that has seen City go unbeaten in last 14 games in all competitions. Including a win midweek v Brighton.

The Eagles currently sit 13th in the league table after picking up 23 points from 18 games this season. They head into this one on the back of a hard-fought 0-0 draw away at Arsenal in midweek.

A fantastic match is in store for us as Pep will not underestimate this opponent in what should be a fascinating encounter. Which team will come out in front?

Team News

Pep Guardiola will have many absences in Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake, and Sergio Aguero all out due to either covid or injury. Eric Garcia will be match time decision.

Crystal Palace face several players out in Connor Wickham, Wayne Hennessey, Jeffrey Schlupp, Mamadou Sakho and Martin Kelly out


Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace