Saturday 11th March 2022

Premier League

Crystal Palace v Manchester City 17:30

  • Met 61 times in the league before, Palace 15, Draws 15, Man City 31
  • Already played this season in the league, Man City 4-2 Palace
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended Palace 0-0 Man City
  • Man City are unbeaten in 15 of the last 17 head-to-heads
  • 11 of the last 16 head-to-head went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Man City have kept a clean sheet in 9 of the last 15 head-to-heads
  • Just 3 DRAWS in the last 26 head-to-heads (all comps)
  •  Both teams DIDN’T score in 10 of the last 15 head-to-heads
  • Man City are 7 games unbeaten away in the league at Selhurst Park
  • Palace last beat City at home in the league in 2015
  • Man City have scored 2+ goals in 7 of their last 9 vs Palace
  • Haaland scored a hat-trick in this season’s head-to-head


Things don’t get any easier for Crystal Palace, who have not won a game in 2023 yet, this weekend as they face Man City at Selhurst Park in the 5:30pm Premier League offering.

The Eagles took a 2-goal lead when they faced City away in the league earlier this season, but ended up losing 4-2!

They lost to Villa last weekend and before that had drawn 5 of their last 7 games.

City are hot on the heels of Arsenal – with 5 points between the sides at the start of play this weekend. Therefore, the current Premier League champions can’t afford anymore slip-ups.

The match betting suggests anything but a slip-up though, with City at 1/3 to win, with the draw 4/1 and Palace at 9/1.

The home side will, however, gain hope from a 0-0 draw in this clash last season, but have also not beaten City at home in the league since 2015.

City are also unbeaten in 15 of the last 17 head-to-heads vs Palace and have kept a clean sheet in in 9 of the last 15 matchups too.

With only 3 draws in the last 26 head-to-heads, this is probably avoided too, but it’s generally a clash that sees goals – 11 of the last 16 meetings have gone OVER 2.5 GOALS – this is on the table at 8/11.

Both teams also didn’t scored in 10 of the last 15 meetings – so this might appeal at 4/6.

Erling Haaland scored 3 when the sides met this season and is 9/1 to get another hat-trick – or the Norwegian is on offer at 15/8 (first) or 8/13 (anytime).

In fact, City players are dominating the scoring markets – with the first 10 in the betting all City men. The lowest-priced Palace players to score are Nascimento and Edouard – both at 12/1 (1st) or 9/2 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a game that Palace are likely to struggle in and City can’t afford to lose.

City to win ‘to nil’ look fair at Evs, but so does the Over 2.5 goals at 8/11 – which is how we are going to play this one.