Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Prediction & Betting Tips

Manchester City arrive for their match at Selhurst Park on 11:30 1st May as huge favorites with the bookmakers. Home side Crystal Palace could spring a surprise though, as form is not great for the visitors right now. Crystal Palace lie 13th in the table on 38 points from 32 matches. 39 points ahead following the first 33 matches Manchester City find themselves in 1st place.

It has been a few rounds since Crystal Palace last taste of success in the Premier League and they should expect no presents from upcoming opponents The Sky Blues.

Stats and facts for Crystal Palace and Manchester City.

  • teamlogoCrystal Palace did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoCrystal Palace scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was UNDER 3.5 in Crystal Palace’s last 2 of 4 matches;
  • teamlogoCrystal Palace conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
  • teamlogoManchester City has won the last 10 matches in a row when playing away;
  • teamlogoManchester City unbeaten the last 11 matches in a row when playing away;
  • teamlogoManchester City has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • teamlogoManchester City has won in the last 10 of 11 matches when playing away.


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Form Crystal Palace vs Manchester City

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

The Eagles hope to stop the rot.

Crystal Palace go into this encounter on the back of some poor performances in the league. In their 3 latest outings Crystal Palace split the points in a 1-1 draw against Everton and went on to a 4-1 defeat against Chelsea. Their latest game produced a 2-1 defeat against Leicester.

Manchester City continue to collect points.

Manchester City look to extend their current momentum with another positive result. In their previous 3 matches Manchester City won 2-1 against Aston Villa and went on to a 1-0 win against Tottenham. Their latest match served up a 2-1 win against PSG in the Champions League.

Just limiting an expected defeat might be the target for The Eagles here. Siding with The Citizens at odds 1.30 is a no-brainer in the kind of form they are displaying.

Crystal Palace v Manchester City Fixture History

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Manchester City usually come out on the top

The last time the two sides faced off against each other The Citizens came away as 4-0 winners at home at Etihad Stadium back in January 2021 in the England – Premier League. Entertainment seem close to guaranteed with over 2.5 goals paying out as a winning bet 8 of the previous 10 times Crystal Palace faced off with Manchester City. Manchester City seem to have a bit of a love affair with Crystal Palace, as they have beaten them 7 times in 10 previous meetings in the Premier League.

Current standings

Placed 13th in the table Crystal Palace have amassed 38 points after 32 matches. On 77 points Manchester City are ranked in 1st place with as many matches as the home side.

Full Time Betting

According to the bookmakers Manchester City are favorites to win. A bet on a win for Manchester City will get you odds 1.30, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 77% chance of beating Crystal Palace. If you want to bet your money on Crystal Palace the best odds are 11.00. Crystal Palace won 3 of their last 10 home league games whereas Manchester City lost 0 of their last 10 away league games.


The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 49% in this match. This equals odds around 2.05, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.75. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 57%. The last 10 home league games for Crystal Palace averaged 2.6 goals per game with BTTS paying out 3 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Manchester City the average total goals were 3 with 4 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

Over/Under Betting

Looking at the prices on offer by the bookmakers, the chance of this match going over 2.5 goals is 57%. This equals odds 1.75 if you wish to place a bet on OVER 2.5 goals. Speculating in the opposite outcome of under 2.5 goals pays out at 2.20. The last 10 home league games of Crystal Palace had an average of 2.6 goals per match. Of their last 10 home matches 4 went over 2.5 goals. Manchester City’s last 10 away league games averaged 3 goals per game. Meanwhile, 5 of Manchester City’s last 10 away matches offered over 2.5 goals.

First Goal Scorer


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