Crystal Palace vs Manchester City is a huge game on Monday at Selhurst Park.
Manchester City travel to London on Monday night as they take on Patrick Vieira’s Eagles at Selhurst Park on matchday 29, and here’s how you can watch from around the globe.
Manchester City will head off to play at Selhurst Park to try and steal back a positive result from Crystal Palace after losing their first round-robin matchup. They will face off against one another at 4 p.m. ET on Monday. Man City has a defense that allows only 0.64 goals per game, so Crystal Palace’s offense will have their work cut out for them.
Pep Guardiola’s depleted squad managed to hold on to a draw against Ruben Amorim’s Sporting CP side in the Champions League Round of 16 return leg at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening.
While not quite a landslide, the game between Man City and Manchester United on Sunday was still a pretty decisive one as Man City wrapped it up with a 4-1 win at home.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace kept a clean sheet against Wolverhampton on Saturday and took the match 2-0. The Crystal Palace offense checked out after the first half but had enough goals banked to take the contest anyway.
Their wins bumped Man City to 22-3-3 and Crystal Palace to 7-9-12. We’ll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when Man City and Crystal Palace clash.
With only 14 senior team members and a tie that was already won in Portugal, Manchester City advanced into the quarter-finals of the European competition quite comfortably.
On the domestic front, Manchester City now finds themselves at the top of the Premier League table with a three-point lead ahead of Liverpool, with only ten fixtures remaining.
Meanwhile, Patrick Vieira has fared well in his first season at Crystal Palace, with the former Manchester City player managing to produce some good quality football at Selhurst Park.
Man City vs Crystal Palace Team News
Normally you’d expect a team with the herculean task of facing Manchester City to want to do so on their own turf. Crystal Palace might be an exception, though. Selhurst Park, atmospheric as it is, hasn’t been much of an advantage to Palace when City are in town. City have won seven and drawn the other of their last eight visits to Palace, who last tasted victory in this fixture in April 2015, Glenn Murray and Jason Puncheon with the goals in a 2-1 win.
Palace have been something of a thorn in City’s side at the Etihad, mind. Their last four visits to the blue half of Manchester have seen them snaffle two wins and a draw, the latest victory a 2-0 triumph last October, Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher’s goals top and tailing the match, Aymeric Laporte getting himself sent off bang slap in the middle of it. So that’s the stuff that will give them succour tonight.
Both teams are in good nick. City are coming off last week’s obliteration of town rivals United, while Palace’s only defeat in their last eight matches was a last-minute loss against European and world champions Chelsea. Can the hosts complete a first league double over City since doing it in the old Second Division in 1988, or will champions and title favourites City re-establish their six-point lead at the top of the table? We’ll find out soon enough. Kick off is at 8pm GMT. It’s on!
The South London side are currently 11th in the Premier League having won seven-drawn 12, and lost nine of their 28 games so far.
Here’s how you can watch Manchester City’s match against Crystal Palace live.
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne (c), Bernardo, Grealish, Foden, Mahrez
Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Mitchell, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Olise, Schlupp, Kouyate, Gallagher, Zaha, Mateta.
It looks once again as if City will deploy our tried and trusted 4-3-3 formation for the trip to Selhurst Park.
With Ederson a reassuring presence in goal, he will be shielded by a back four of Kyle Walker, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo.
Rodrigo will be deployed in the holding midfield role with Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva also expected to be in the engine room.
Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez look set to form an exciting attacking trident.
Remarkably, this will be City’s first Monday match in the Premier League since September 2020 when we launched the 2020/21 season with a fine 3-1 win at Wolves.
Under Pep Guardiola, City boast a fine record on Monday evenings, having won each of our last six Monday night assignments, conceding just one goal in the process.