The Citizens will have to overcome injury worries if they are to keep up the pace with Chelsea London as they get ready to host Crystal Palace on Etihad. Manchester City are currently on the 2 place in Premier League with 36 points, while Crystal Palace are on the 16th with 15 points. The hosts have struggled against Palace in recent years, but they have won, which is why the bookmakers favor them to win again.
Manchester City have no problems in front of the goal, but they will be without Aguero, while Dzeko and Kompany are under doubt with injuries picked up in the last league match. Pellegrini saw himself being forced to call up Jose Pozo from the youth team in case Dzeko is not given the medical clear to play. The Citizens are on an unbeaten run of 8 matches in all competitions while Crystal palace are unable to win in the last four matches.
The visitors are doing their best to escape the relegation zone and after the draw against Tottenham they will be positive they can get a good result out of the champions. Zaha, Chamakh and Maraippa are all sidelined with injuries, and Jedinak are their main goalscorer with five successes. Bolasie and Puncheon are the best in the assist department and Hangeland usually scores first for Palace. Last time the two teams met at Etihad, Manchester City barely scraped a 1-0 win and another win like that has 6.40 odds.
An outright Manchester City win has 1.28 odds, Crystal Palace 11.00 and a draw with 5.50 odds. We are going to bet 7 units on Manchester City winning both halves with 2.65 odds from 888sports. Goals to be scored in both halves has 1.54 odds, Man City with a -2 handicap has 2.43 odds, Crystal Palace with a +2,5 one 1.40 and over 1.5 goals in the first half has 2.43 odds.