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

A tough match before an even tougher end of December.

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Manchester City face a good test at home vs Crystal Palace.

The Premier League is back and we continue the quest for the quad of PL’s.

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Saturday 16 December 2023, Kickoff at 15:00 GMT, 10.00 am (EST, USA)

Head Referee: Paul Tierney

VAR: Stuart Atwell

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Preview + Form

A tough matchup, but one has to back City given the return t winning ways and being at home.

For Palace, a tough loss and emotional drain could put this one in peril early, how will they respond?

The key battle will be the midfielders chosen vs a less than stellar one on the other side. An interesting matchup is in tow. Can Alvarez get a goal?

Which team will come out in front?

Team News

City’s side have Kevin De Bruyne out while Doku and Gomez are doubtful.

Palace have Doucoure, Henderson, Eze, Lerma, Rak-Sakyi, Ferguson, Edouard, Holding, Johnstone, Mitchell and Ayew all doubtful or suspended.

Prediction

Manchester City 2-0 Crystal Palace