Crystal Palace vs. Man City Betting Tips: Foden to find the net at Selhurst Park
Saturday evening Premier League action takes place on Sky Sports Main event with a 17:30 kick off as Man City travel to Selhurst Park where they take on Crystal Palace. Betting expert Dean Woodward is on hand with two bets for the game that you can read more about below.
Crystal Palace vs Man City Odds
Ten games into 2023 and Crystal Palace are still without a win, with things not getting any easier as they welcome title challengers Manchester City. They currently sit in 12th place in the Premier League but could slip closer to the relegation zone come Saturday evening.
After his red card last weekend, Cheick Doucoure will miss out for Crystal Palace due to suspension, with Will Hughes likely to step into central midfield as a replacement. Although a defeat last weekend, the return of Wilfried Zaha is a huge boost for the Eagles.
It was a comfortable 2-0 win for Man City last weekend against top four challengers Newcastle, limiting them to just five shots in a dominant display. Late Arsenal heroics against Bournemouth keeps Man City five points behind the Premier League leaders, three points is a must if they want to continue breathing down the necks of Arteta's side in the chase for title glory.
With a Champions League last-16 second leg against RB Leipzig on Tuesday, Pep will likely bring in some changes. Even with his personal life shenanigans, Kyle Walker will still be available for selection, although Rico Lewis could be preferred with the UCL in mind. Foden has had a huge impact since returning to the starting XI so will likely keep his place for the weekend.
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Hughes, Lokonga, Eze; Ayew, Zaha, Olise
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Lewis, Akanji, Dias, Ake; Bernardo, Rodri, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Grealish
Crystal Palace vs Man City Tips
@DeanWoodward93 BettingOddsUK Profit/Loss since Jan2022 - +37.49 / +43.98% ROI
Man City games can be tough to find value with them always being heavy favourites, but diving into the goals/specials market can help us get them on side at a backable price.
Man City to win to nil is priced at odds-against with most books and I think is overpriced against a side winless in 2023. Of Man City's 18 wins this season, 9 of them have been to nil. On the other side of the coin, Palace have lost 10 games in the Premier League, 7 of them they failed to score.
Patrick Vieira is coming under serious pressure being in charge of Palace, desperate to pick up some points but it looks extremely unlikely here. They have only managed to register 9 shots on target in their last 6 matches, with both of their most recent matches (v Villa and Liverpool) they failed to register a single attempt on goal. This kind of attacking impetus won't be enough to get a result against Manchester City who are chasing down the Gunners at the top of the table.
Since getting a run back in the side in February, the England International has been in exquisite form for Manchester City, showing them what they’ve been missing from the starting XI.
He has now scored four goals in his last three starts, finding the net on all three occasions, putting in exceptional performances along the way. He has been a delight to watch, full of confidence and he will be a massive handful for this Palace side to contain. The form he is in, 4/1 looks a huge price to find the net for the fourth consecutive match, with an implied chance of just 20%, it’s a hard price to ignore.