Manchester City vs Crystal Palace prediction, odds & betting tips 16/12/2023

Man City
16/12/23 - 15:00

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Crystal Palace

Man City - Crystal Palace

England Premier League - Etihad Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

The defending champions of Premier League Manchester City will host Crystal Palace in the upcoming round of English top flight on Saturday, December 16th.

Will the Citizens win even if they have to play without Haaland or will the guests surprise us all and end their five-game winless streak in this match? Learn more about it from our Manchester City vs Crystal Palace prediction, but keep in mind that you can also check out more Premier League predictions on our website.

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Julian Alvarez to score at any time

  • With Haaland likely to miss this game with an injury, Julian Alvarez will be the focal point of City's offense in this match.
  • With 4 goals and 6 assists in Premier League this season, Alvarez has been in good form so far.

Another reason why this is one of our top Manchester City vs Crystal Palace betting tips lies in the fact that Alvarez started all 16 games in PL this season, making him one of the most valuable players for the defending champions.

Latest odds

Head to Head

11/03/23

England Premier League EPL

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Man City

Man City

0

1

27/08/22

England Premier League EPL

Man City

Man City

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

4

2

14/03/22

England Premier League EPL

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Man City

Man City

0

0

30/10/21

England Premier League EPL

Man City

Man City

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

0

2

01/05/21

England Premier League EPL

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Man City

Man City

0

2

Last Five - Man City

24/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Man City

Man City

0

1

W

20/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Brentford

Brentford

Man City

Man City

0

1

W

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Man Utd

Man Utd

Man City

Man City

1

0

L

20/02/24

Others Others

Arsenal

Arsenal

Man City

Man City

0

0

D

19/02/24

Others Others

Chelsea

Chelsea

Man City

Man City

0

2

W

Last Five - Crystal Palace

24/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Burnley

Burnley

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

0

3

W

19/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Everton

Everton

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

1

1

D

12/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Chelsea

Chelsea

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

3

1

L

03/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Brighton

Brighton

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

4

1

L

30/01/24

England Premier League EPL

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

2

3

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 1/5 (1.20) – 83.30%
  • DRAW: 71/10 (8.10) – 12.30%
  • AWAY: 17/1 (18.00) – 5.60%

It is pretty clear from these Manchester City vs Crystal Palace odds that the home team are obvious expected winners. Meanwhile, if you're looking for more exciting football betting tips and markets for this game, backing under 2.5 total goals will bring you odds of 2/1 (3.00), which implies a 33.30% probability. Another option is for Manchester City to win to nil at 20/23 (1.87) odds and 53.50% probability.

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace prediction – Other tips

Correct score: 2-0

  • Two of the last five H2H duels between these teams have ended 2-0 – once for Man City and once for Crystal Palace.
  • Crystal Palace have failed to score in 3 of the last 5 duels with Manchester City.

Manchester City to win and lead at half time

  • Manchester City beat Crystal Palace three times in their last five meetings.
  • Crystal Palace have lost 4 of their last 5 PL games, while Man City is without a loss in 7 home games in the league.

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace prediction

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace team news

Manchester City

With just one win in their last five Premier League games, Man City have struggled lately and that's why they are now only 4th in the standings. That being said, they are also just 4 points behind league leaders Liverpool, so they can quickly catch up if they go on a winning streak like we've seen in the past.

The biggest issue for the Citizens right now is Erling Haaland's foot injury, which will likely cause the young striker to miss the second game in a row in the league. In addition to him, Jeremy Doku is also questionable, while Kevin De Bruyne remains out.

Predicted LineupEderson – Walker, Dias, Stones, Ake – Rodri, Kovacic – Bernardo, Foden, Grealish – Alvarez

Crystal Palace

Things haven't been going well for Crystal Palace lately, with the team losing four of their last five games in the league, including some losses against relegation candidates in that span. Overall, Crystal Palace remain on a relatively safe distance from the relegation zone, 7 points ahead from the first team in it.

Meanwhile, Sam Johnstone, Jefferson Lerma, Rob Holding, Odsonne Edouard, Eberechi Eze, Dean Henderson, Cheick Doucoure, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, and Tyrick Mitchell are all on the team's injury list, while Jordan Ayew is suspended after being sent off last weekend.

Predicted LineupMatthews – Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Clyne – Richards, Ahamada, Hughes – Mateta, Schlupp, Olise

Confirmed Manchester City vs Crystal Palace lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kick-off.

Man City

Man City
4-2-3-1
31
Ederson
br
2
Kyle Walker
gb
3
Ruben Dias
pt
6
Nathan Ake
nl
24
Josko Gvardiol
hr
16
Rodri
es
82
Rico Lewis
gb
20
Bernardo Silva
pt
47
Phil Foden
gb
10
Jack Grealish
gb
19
Julian Alvarez
ar
Substitutes
27
Matheus Nunes
pt
25
Manuel Akanji
ch
4
Kalvin Phillips
gb
52
Oscar Bobb
no
21
Sergio Gomez
es
76
Mahamadou Susoho
es
5
John Stones
gb
8
Mateo Kovacic
hr
18
Stefan Ortega
de

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace
5-4-1
30
Dean Henderson
gb
17
Nathaniel Clyne
gb
2
Joel Ward
gb
16
Joachim Andersen
dk
6
Marc Guehi
gb
3
Tyrick Mitchell
gb
7
Michael Olise
fr
44
Jairo Riedewald
nl
26
Chris Richards
us
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
gh
14
Jean-Philippe Mateta
fr
Substitutes
23
Malcolm Ebiowei
gb
52
David Ozoh
gb
11
Matheus Franca
br
45
Omotayo Adaramola
ie
29
Naouirou Ahamada
fr
10
Eberechi Eze
gb
5
James Tomkins
gb
31
Remi Matthews
gb
53
Ademola Oladipupo Ola-Adebomi
gb

Player to watch: Julian Alvarez

Having started in all games in Premier League this season paired with Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez took his chance and contributed with 4 goals and 5 assists. With Haaland likely out of this game, Alvarez will have another chance to shine.

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