Manchester City v Crystal Palace tips – stroll in the park for the champions
Manuel Pellegrini’s side can claim an easy three points against the Eagles
December 19th, 2014
Manchester City have won their last seven games in all competitions, something which has ensured they are into the last sixteen of the Champions League and also back in contention for the Premier League title.
Sergio Aguero getting recently injured has thrown a spanner in the works and City will also have to contend without Vincent Kompany throughout the festive period, although it should matter not when Crystal Palace come to town this weekend.
The Eagles are short of a quality striker to really trouble the home defence and this should be a walk in the park for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, with Stevan Jovetic expected to be available to lead the line.
David Silva and Samir Nasri can provide plenty of attacking menace, with the indomitable Yaya Toure able to play in a more advanced role should the manager require extra firepower.
City are a best price 3/10 with Winner to claim victory and that will be the cornerstone of many an accumulator, although it could be worth backing the 11/10 with Sky Bet that the champions claim victory without conceding a goal.
After all, they have kept a clean sheet in the past three games, with Eliaquim Mangala starting to come of age, while Fernando and Fernandinho can ensure that the defence is adequately protected.
Perhaps we should sit up and take notice of Frank Lampard when it comes to scoring duties considering it was the former England midfielder’s goal that was the difference at the King Power Stadium.
Manchester City win to nil @ 11/10 with Sky Bet
Frank Lampard to score first @ 6/1 with Boylesports