Manchester City will be looking to extend their winning streak when they welcome Crystal Palace to the Etihad Stadium in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
Going into the weekend four points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester United, they are 1/7 (1.14) favourites with bet365 to maintain the pressure by coming out on top here.
However, the Eagles have taken four points from their last two visits to this ground, and can be backed at 16/1 (17.00) to pull off another upset with a win.
The last meeting between the two sides resulted in a 2-2 draw, and there are odds of 15/2 (8.50) available on them cancelling each other out once again.
Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, Scott Carson and Cole Palmer are all set to miss out due to Covid-19 protocols, with Nathan Ake and Aymeric Laporte both injured.
Wayne Hennessey, Mamadou Sakho, Martin Kelly, Nathan Ferguson, Jeffrey Schlupp and Connor Wickham are all ruled out, although Scott Dann and Gary Cahill are available once again after returning to the bench for Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal.
Although the wins keep on coming, it is fair to say that the Citizens are not proving quite so exciting for the neutral viewers this season.
Having scored a relatively modest 25 goals from 16 matches in the league, their success is largely built on a backline that has conceded just 13 times so far – at least three fewer than the next best defence and 11 fewer than leaders Manchester United.
Coming into this clash with 11 clean sheets to their name in 14 games, they will certainly back themselves to keep Roy Hodgson’s men at bay.
Indeed, the visitors have been on target just five times in their previous eightmatches and have failed to find the net in four of the most recent six.
All things considered, odds of 4/5(1.80) look like solid value on City winning an eighth game in succession while keeping a 12th clean sheet in 15 on Sunday.
Source : goal.com