Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, Premier League 2020/21 – Round 19

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Third-place Manchester City will be hosting Crystal Palace in the Premier League next week, and Alley Sport is here with Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace. Guardiola will be looking to beat Palace at home, increasing his chances of overthrowing Liverpool at 2nd place.

Pep Guardiola led City to their 4th consecutive Carabao Cup final | Image: Getty Images, Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace
Pep Guardiola led City to their 4th consecutive Carabao Cup final | Image: Getty Images, Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace

Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace: Match Preview

City are unbeaten in 14 matches, winning all of their last 7 games. The most recent was a 1-0 win at home against a struggling Brighton and Hove Albion. Belgian play-maker Kevin de Bruyne found Phil Foden with a pass. The 20-year old English prodigy beat two Brighton men, before showing great precision and accuracy by placing the ball in the bottom left corner, beating Palace keeper Sanchez just before half-time. City did win a late penalty, but a miss from substitute Raheem Sterling meant the scoreline remained 1-0 in City’s favour.

The result takes City to 3rd place in the league table, one point behind Liverpool although City still have a game in hand. Liverpool’s top-of-the-league clash with Man United which is a few hours before the Man City vs Crystal Palace match, makes it all the more important for Guardiola to take all 3 points from this fixture.

Palace will be facing a difficult trip to the Emirates Stadium to play Arsenal, three days before they travel to Manchester. Roy Hodgson will want his men to put up a solid performance, following their disappointing FA Cup exit at the hands of Wolves. Palace fell to a late Adama Traore goal, with the Spaniard scoring with his left foot from the edge of the box.

Foden was on the scoresheet against Brighton for City | Image: Getty Images, Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace
Foden was on the scoresheet against Brighton for City | Image: Getty Images, Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace

Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace: Latest Team News

Guardiola will have a fairly full squad to choose from. Striker Gabriel Jesus returned to the lineup in the FA Cup against Birmingham and was on the bench against Brighton, after having recovered from COVID-19. City’s other forward Sergio Aguero is doubtful for the Palace game due to fitness-related concerns. Nathan Ake, the new signing from Bournemouth and Frenchman Aymeric Laporte are both doubts. Spanish defender Eric Garcia, linked with a move to hometown club Barcelona as a free agent next summer, is also doubtful to feature for the Cityzens.

Palace will be without Conor Wickham who has an ankle injury. Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp is also out with a hamstring injury. Defenders Mamadou Sakho, Martin Kelly, new signing Nathan Ferguson and Scott Dann are all on the sidelines with injuries. Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is also ruled out for this game with a knee injury.

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Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace

Guardiola rested both Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus against Brighton, with the former making a substitute appearance late in the game, and the duo are expected to be involved from the get go against Palace. Phil Foden could be asked to continue down the left-hand side due to his recent good form. Fernandinho is expected to return as captain, partnering with Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin de Bruyne in midfield. John Stones and Ruben Dias could continue their unshakable defence partnership. Here is our Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace:

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Ederson

RB: Joao Cancelo

CB: Ruben Dias

CB: John Stones

LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko

CDM: Fernandinho (c)

CM: Ilkay Gundogan

CM: Kevin de Bruyne

LW: Phil Foden

RW: Raheem Sterling

ST: Gabriel Jesus

Raheem Sterling missed a penalty against Brighton and will be raring to go when City face Palace in the league | Image: Getty Images, Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace
Raheem Sterling missed a penalty against Brighton and will be raring to go when City face Palace in the league | Image: Getty Images, Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace

Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace: Score Prediction

Given Palace’s recent poor form and City’s unbeaten run and 7-match winning streak, this game is expected to be an easy 3 points for Guardiola and co. Expect City to win 4-0 against Palace at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace: Live Stream

Star Sports Network will be the official broadcasters for India, while fans also have the option of streaming the game from Disney+ Hotstar, starting from 0045 IST. UK football fans can watch this game on Sky Sports UK, from 2015 BST.

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