Manchester City will try to extend its dominant run in league play when it hosts Crystal Palace on Saturday in an English Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium. City (6-2-1) is unbeaten in eight straight Premier League matches since losing 1-0 to Tottenham on opening day. It is stinging slightly from a loss on penalty kicks to West Ham in the League Cup on Wednesday, but it has bigger plans for this season. City is third in the EPL table, two points behind Chelsea, and can't afford to lose any ground. Crystal Palace (1-6-2) is in the 15th spot but has been competitive in nearly every match, and it comes in off four consecutive draws.
Kickoff is set for 10 a.m ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Manchester City as the -700 favorite (risk $700 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace odds, with Palace the +1900 underdog. A draw is listed at +675 and the over-under for total goals scored is 3.5. Before you make any Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City picks or English Premier League predictions, you have to see what European soccer insider Martin Green is saying.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have hauled in stunning profits. Green has generated well over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has taken a close look at Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace from every possible angle and locked in his coveted Premier League picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see all of his EPL picks. Here are several odds and betting lines for Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace:
- Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace spread: Man City -2.5 (+120)
- Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace over-under: 3.5 goals
- Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace money line: Man City -700, Crystal Palace +1900, Draw +675
- MC: Manchester City is 3-1-0 at the Etihad and has not conceded a goal (12-0)
- CP: Crystal Palace is 0-2-2 on the road and has been outscored 10-4
Why you should back Manchester City
Manchester City has scored 20 goals (third-most in EPL) and conceded four (second-fewest). It is eager to atone for Wednesday's loss, when it had a 25-7 shot advantage but failed to score. City leads the league in possession (63.8 percent) and is second in shots (166), while Palace is 17th in total shots (100) and second-to-last in shots on target (26). The Eagles have struggled against top competition, losing 3-0 to both Chelsea and Liverpool. City is 18-2-2 against Crystal Palace since 2002 and 4-1-0 in the past five, scoring at least twice in each one and keeping three clean sheets.
The Citizens have talent on both ends of the pitch, with midfielder Kevin De Bruyne skillfully linking the two. The Belgian has scored twice and should be able to find any of the attackers manager Pep Guardiola chooses. He has a ton of options, including Ilkay Gundogan (two goals), Phil Foden (three), Riyad Mahrez (two) and Raheem Sterling (one). Gabriel Jesus also has scored twice and has a team-high five assists.
Why you should back Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace has been gaining confidence under new manager Patrick Vieira, who replaced the legendary Roy Hodgson this season. Palace has scored 11 goals and conceded 14, with six of those against heavyweights Chelsea and Liverpool. It beat Tottenham 3-0 last month and has played to draws with Arsenal and Leicester City in recent weeks.
Palace held the ball for 75 percent of its last match, a 1-1 draw with Newcastle, and Christian Benteke has scored in consecutive games. He has three goals this season, and three others have scored twice. They include Wilfried Zaha, who could return from injury Saturday, and Odsonne Edouard, who is in strong form. Connor Gallagher is the other, and he and 19-year-old Michael Olise (one goal) are among the young players making an impact as they gain confidence.
How to make Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace picks
Green has broken down Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City from all sides, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also has revealed three confident best bets, including one play that would pay more than 5-1. Green is only sharing his expert EPL picks at SportsLine.
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