Our expert made a prediction for the match of the 23rd round of the English Premier League between Manchester City, and Crystal Palace will take place on January 18.
“Man City” in its last games shows amazing performance – 32 goals in 10 matches in all competitions. And in the previous round, Villa was defeated 6-1. In the defense, the team is still not perfect – conceded in seven of the last eight games. Only now this time they are playing against Crystal Palace, which ranks last in scored goals (20 goals) and second to last in xG (20.01). “Citizens” in the first round won 2-0 at Selhurst Park.
“Crystal Palace “
All the defense power of the “eagles” is currently very imaginary. Yes, they conceded only 24 goals, but go on xGA in thirteenth place (33.65). Besides, “Palace” has a huge number of losses associated with injuries and disqualifications: Saco, van Aanholt, Benteke, Ward, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Townsend.
In this match, of course, the “eagles” will cling to the goal and try not to miss the fastball, run away several times in a counterattack. But the strikers and midfield of the City are outstanding right now. “Palace” with so many losses in defense can only count on incredible luck. Although in the last matches it was enough of it anyway, with every game it feels like the defense of the Londoners is about to fall apart and at least three or four goals will fly there.
Our prediction: Manchester City win with a handicap (-2.5)