December 5, 2021

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A heavy home victory is one of our expert tipster’s best Manchester City vs Crystal Palace betting tips ahead of the fixture on Sunday

Manchester City entertain Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday, hoping to extend their unbeaten run to 15 matches in all competitions as they try to keep pace with their title rivals.

Pep Guardiola’s team beat Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 on Wednesday to record their fourth straight league win and they are now third in the table.

Palace have won and drawn on their two most recent visits to the Etihad, but after a run of two wins in 10 matches in all competitions, will need to be at their very best to get another good result there.

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace

Manchester City are in fine form and having won their last seven in all competitions, they will fancy themselves to continue that run. With the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden in form, City ought to be too strong for Roy Hodgson’s side, who have not scored in their last three away matches.

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Manchester City vs Crystal Palace betting tips

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Another clean sheet for City

After a slow start to the Premier League campaign, Manchester City have found their rhythm going forward and, no less importantly, have been almost impregnable at the back.

England John Stones was down the pecking order a few months ago, but is now a mainstay in the first team and his partnership with Ruben Dias blossomed lately.

City have kept 11 clean sheets in their recent 14-match unbeaten run, and of the three goals they have conceded, one was an own goal against West Brom and another a last-minute consolation for Chelsea when City were already 3-0 up.

Palace, in contrast, have failed to score in their last three away games in all competitions, and that run could easily be extended against hosts in such excellent form.

Tip: Manchester City to win to nil @ 4/5 with bet365

Net returns look healthy 

City may not have been as free-scoring this term as in recent seasons, but during their current seven-match winning streak they have racked up 16 goals and threatened many more. 

Even without a recognised striker leading the line, given the frequent absence through injury of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, they have been able to rely on De Bruyne, Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling to do the business for them.

Palace have shipped 11 goals in their last five in the Premier League and, in what is usually a high-scoring fixture – there have been 48 goals in the last 14 meetings – it’s worth backing there to be plenty of goals in this renewal.

Tip: Over 3.5 goals @ 6/5 with bet365

De Bruyne the man to watch 

In recent weeks, De Bruyne has played higher up the pitch for City, and his array of passing has helped bring his team-mates into the game.

The Belgian has been involved in eight goals in 10 league games against them, scoring two and picking up six assists. In fact, nly against Southampton does he have a better record. 

De Bruyne already has 14 assists to his name this season, and his next one will be his 100th in all competitions for City, but he is also worth backing to score at any time.

Tip: Kevin De Bruyne to score at any time @ 1/1 with bet365

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace latest odds

Manchester City are priced at 1/7 to come out victorious from the fixture, with Crystal Palace a huge 16/1 to cause a shock. A draw is 17/2.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Last five results

Man City

13 Jan PL Man City 1 Brighton 0 W

10 Jan FAC Man City 3 Birmingham 0 W

06 Jan LC Man Utd 0 Man City 2 W

03 Jan PL Chelsea 1 Man City 2 W

26 Dec PL Man City 2 Newcastle 0 W

Crystal Palace

14 Jan PL Arsenal 0 Palace 0 D

08 Jan FAC Wolves 1 Palace 0 L

02 Jan PL Palace 2 Sheff Utd 0 W

28 Dec PL Palace 1 Leicester 1 D

26 Dec PL Aston Villa 3 Palace 0 L

PL Premier League LC League Cup FAC FA Cup

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