Crystal Palace entertain Manchester City at Selhurst Park.


Since Alan Pardew’s arrival Crystal Palace have Won 6, Drawn 1 and Lost 3 and they have now climbed from 18th place to 11th place and are 11 points above the relegation zone. Palace are coming off a very good 2-1 victory away at Stoke and Palace’s recent home record reads a reasonable looking W4, D4, L7.

When hosting the elite sides of the Premier League, Crystal Palace’s record reads a very mediocre looking W1, D0, L5 and Crystal Palace can be backed at around 5.40 and this does not look to offer much value.

When looking at the recent head-to-head record at Selhurst Park it reads Crystal Palace 0 wins, 0 draws and Manchester City 1 win. 

If you do fancy Crystal Palace to do well here then your best option is certainly to keep an element of the 1 goal loss on your side and Crystal Palace can be backed on the handicap + 0.5/1.0 goals at 2.03.

The draw can be backed at around 4.10 and this looks to offer some value.

Manchester City are coming into this game currently 6 points behind Chelsea and if they are to stand any chance of retaining their title they are going to have to win their remaining 8 matches. Coming off a 3-0 victory at home to West Brom Manchester City’s recent away record reads an above average W8, D4, L3.

When facing teams of Crystal Palace’s grade Manchester City’s away league record reads a solid looking W7, D1, L2 and Manchester City can be backed at around 1.70 and this looks to offer some decent value.

When looking at the goal line then the general stats suggests we may see an entertaining match. When looking at Manchester City’s last 14 away games, 9 have seen 3 or more goals scored. In the case of Palace then 9 of their 15 home matches have seen 3 or more goals scored. My ratings suggest that there is value in Over 2.5/3.0 goals which can be backed at around 2.08.

The situation here looks desperate for Manuel Pellegrini’s side who must now take maximum points from each of their remaining 8 league games if they are to have any chance of retaining their title. Here they are coming up against a Crystal Palace side who have shown some great improvement under Alan Pardew. Despite this improvement Palace’s general home form is poor especially at home to the elite sides. Looking at the goal line, Manchester City have conceded in all of their last 6 away matches and over 2.5/3.0 goal looks of interest. For my trade my ratings suggest decent value backing the away side and...

my recommended trade for this match is Manchester City -0.5/1.0 goals at around 1.92

Category: Predictions

Written by: Matchbook

Date: 05:14 06 Apr, 2015