Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Manchester City will meet crystal palace on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester City, in the 23rd week of the Premier League competition.
Despite the big difference in points between the two teams, this meeting will be important and difficult for the Citizen, because the eagles shine in front of the adults and guardiola’s desire to maintain second place, which returned to him after the victory over Aston Villa by six goals to a goal in the previous round.
Manchester City Team News, Updates and Facts
Man City Team News
Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane but neither of City’s long-term absentees is expected to feature until next month. Pep Guardiola otherwise has a full squad to choose from, and he might be tempted to pair Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero up front again after City put six past Aston Villa last weekend. Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling are both pushing for recalls, however, after being rested.
Man City Key Players
Sergio Aguero – His three goals against Aston Villa means he now has more Premier League hat-tricks than anybody else and more Premier League goals than any other overseas player.
Kevin de Bruyne – Set up two more goals at the weekend to move to 14 assists for the season, with his pass for Gabriel Jesus inch-perfect.
Riyad Mahrez – Scored two goals and set another up to continue his good form, having also netted in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg win at Old Trafford.
Man City Team Form
Manchester City have won their last five matches in all competitions, including all four they have played in 2020. They started the New Year by beating Everton at home, before seeing off Port Vale in the FA Cup and beating Manchester United in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg. Last weekend, Riyad Mahrez scored twice, Sergio Aguero hit a record-breaking hat-trick and Gabriel Jesus netted the other in a 6-1 away win.
Manchester City Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-3-3
Manchester City likely XI
- Goalkeeper:Ederson Moraes
- Defenders:Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy
- Midfielders:Kevin de Bruyne, Rodri, David Silva
- Forwards:Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus
Crystal Palace Team News, Updates and Facts
Crystal Palace Team News
Roy Hodgson is besieged by injury concerns, with Andros Townsend and Jeffrey Schlupp not expected back until next month and Joel Ward a couple of weeks away still too. Scott Dann, Patrick van Aanholt, Mamdou Sakho and now Max Meyer are also sidelined and Luka Milivojevic will miss the match through suspension. Christian Benteke could be fit to return, however, in some better news for Palace. Cenk Tosun featured off the bench last time out and could also be in line for a start.
Crystal Palace Key Players
Danny Ings – Scored four times in Crystal Palace’s last four league games to move to 15 goals for the season.
James Ward-Prowse – One of Ralph Hasenhuttl biggest successes, having got the midfielder back to his best form for the Saints over the past 12 months.
Nathan Redmond – Scored in the win against Chelsea on Boxing Day to establish his worth in attack for Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace Team Form
Crystal Palace are without a win in their last four games but they have drawn three in a row in the league – their only loss was in the FA Cup at home to Derby County. Either side, Connor Wickham’s late equaliser earned a point at Norwich, and Jordan Ayew ensured the same result – a 1-1 draw – at home to Arsenal last time out.
Crystal Palace Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-3-3
Crystal Palace likely XI
- Goalkeeper:Vicente Guaita
- Defenders:Martin Kelly, James Tomkins, Gary Cahill, Jairo Riedewald
- Midfielders:Cheikh Kouyate, James McArthur, James McCarthy
- Forwards:Jordan Ayew, Cenk Tosun, Wilfried Zaha