[6th-Apr-15] Match Preview: Crystal Palace - Manchester City
Captain Mile Jedinak will return from serving a 3 match ban while Marouane Chamakh, Jordon Mutch, and Fraizer Campbell will remain unavailable for selection due to injury. Manchester City's Yaya Toure, who missed the game against West Brom 2 weeks ago, is fit to play as is James Milner, leaving Manchester City with a fully fit squad.
Manchester City have won the last 7 meetings in league and cup against Palace, with the Eagles left blanked on the scoresheet the last 3 outing the Premier League. City also are on the verge of losing 3 consecutive away games in the Premier League for the first time in 4 years. The Sky Blues have also almost already matched their total number of losses from 2014 this year, requiring only one more defeat to do so. City's last 10 games are a mediocre 4-3-3.
Palace are looking for 3 straight Premier League wins for the first time all season but have only kept 1 clean sheet under new manager Alan Pardew. Forward Glenn Murray is in good form, scoring 4 in his last 4 after tallying just 1 goal in his previous 19 Premier League appearances. Pardew's record against City is stagnant, with 8 straight losses and having been outscored 23-3 by the Sky Blues but City's last 10 games have garnered 4 less points than that of Palace.
Prediction: Palace will put up a hell of a fight but don't have the quality to beat City. Having said that, City are really struggling and I can't see them replicating their performance against West Brom.