Manchester City VS Crystal Palace Football Match Score 27 Aug 2022
Man City lost their 100% record when they were held to a draw by Newcastle last time out and now they go up against an in-form Crystal Palace side. The Eagles sit 9th in the Premier League table and have taken 4pts from their last two games against Man City, so it might not be plain sailing for the hosts this weekend. Both of these teams have looked at their best going forward since the start of the season and we saw Man City’s valuable side last time out when they conceded three goals at Newcastle. Both teams have scored in three of Man City’s last six outings in all competitions while three of Crystal Palace’s last five matches also saw both teams score, so you can see why we’re not confident that either side will keep their cleans sheet intact this weekend,
Haaland has already scored 3-goals in the Premier League for Man City this season and we’re backing the Norwegian to score first against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Haaland is a goal machine and he is only just getting started for his new club. Palace are yet to keep a clean sheet in the league so far and will struggle to defend against Haaland’s pace, power and height. What a game Man City and Newcastle produced at St James’s Park last weekend. Gundogan gave the visitors an early lead but Newcastle went in at the break 2-1 up thanks to goals from Almiron and Wilson. early in the second half, Trippier fired the Toon Army 3-1 and City really needed to respond. Haaland answered the call just after the hour mark to make it 3-2 and Silva scored an equaliser 3-minutes later to rescue Man city a share of the spoils.
Crystal Palace slipped behind early on at home to Aston Villa but responded really well to secure a comfortably 3pts in the end. Zaha had an excellent game, equalising in the 7th-minute and scoring a second in the 58th-minute to put Palace in front. Mateta came off the bench to finish off a lovely move by the Eagles in the 71st-minute, wrapping up a 3-1 victory. Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City will be looking to return to winning ways when they welcome Crystal Palace to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Citizens were involved in an entertaining six-goal thriller against Newcastle United last weekend, while the Eagles head into this contest after claiming back-to-back wins across the league and EFL Cup. After seeing off both West Ham United and Bournemouth without conceding a goal in their opening two Premier League games, Man City had to fight back from 3-1 down against Newcastle last Sunday to draw 3-3 at St James’ Park.
The Magpies went into half time 2-1 ahead before former City academy graduate Kieran Trippier fired the hosts two goals in front after the break with a trademark free kick. However, two strikes within three second-half minutes from Erling Braut Haaland and Bernardo Silva restored parity for the reigning top-flight champions. While Pep Guardiola will have been pleased to have seen his side rescue a point, the Spanish boss will feel that his team missed the chance to move further ahead of title challengers Liverpool, who are yet to win this term and suffered a 2-1 defeat away at Manchester United on Monday. Five points currently separate City from Jurgen Klopp’s men, while the Citizens are now two points behind new league leaders Arsenal.
Since last weekend’s draw with Newcastle, City played out the same result in a charity friendly against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Wednesday in honour of former Barca goalkeeper and coach Juan Carlos Unzue, who has been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Both sides had their star names on show, and it was Julian Alvarez, Cole Palmer and Riyad Mahrez who all got themselves on the scoresheet for the Citizens, with the latter netting a 99th-minute equaliser from the penalty spot.
City now turn their attention back to the Premier League and will welcome their return to the Etihad Stadium where they have won each of their last five top-flight games, scoring 20 goals in the process. However, the Citizens will be wary of the threat that Palace are likely to pose, as the Eagles secured a surprise 2-0 win at the Etihad last season. Interestingly, City’s only two Premier League defeats in their last 54 matches to have kicked off a 3:00pm have come against Palace, including last season’s loss and a 3-2 defeat in December 2018.
Crystal Palace followed up their hard-earned 1-1 draw away at Liverpool with a 3-1 victory against Aston Villa at Selhurst Park last weekend. After Ollie Watkins had put the visitors into an early lead, a brace from star man Wilfried Zaha – who has now netted three goals in as many league games – and a strike from Jean-Philippe Mateta helped the hosts turn the game on its head to secure their first top-flight win of the new campaign.
Patrick Vieira’s men have since progressed from the second round of the EFL Cup after beating third-tier outfit Oxford United 2-0 away from home on Tuesday, with Odsonne Edouard and Luka Milivojevic both on the scoresheet in the final 20 minutes. Palace lacked consistency last season, securing back-to-back victories across all competitions only four times in the 2021-22 campaign, but Vieira will be hoping that his side can put aside their patchy form and build on their positive momentum in the coming weeks.
A trip to the Etihad is viewed as a daunting prospect for many teams, but Palace have enjoyed success away at Man City in recent years, claiming seven points from their last four Premier League visits. The Eagles were one of only four teams who City failed to beat in the Premier League last season and they were the only top-flight side who the champions failed to score against in 2021-22.
Palace, who currently sit ninth in the table and three points behind City in second, could become only the second team, after Man United, to win three away league matches against Citizens manager Pep Guardiola if they come out on top again this weekend.