After a long winter break, it’s finally time for the Premier League to resume. Manchester City takes on Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium this weekend, and there are plenty of storylines to follow. In this blog post, we will take a look at the team news and predict the lineups for both sides. We will also provide you with all the need-to-knows so that you can follow the game with ease. So sit back, relax, and let us take you through all the action!
Matchup: Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace
The Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace clash is set to take place at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League. Palace are hoping for a successful season after narrowly avoiding relegation last year, while Manchester City are looking to secure their fourth consecutive title. Here’s everything you need to know about the match:
Palace will be without Wilfried Zaha and Mamadou Sakho due to injury, while Manchester City only have one absentee – Benjamin Mendy is out with a knee injury. Raheem Sterling is also doubtful with a groin problem.
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Delph; Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Sane, Aguero, Bernardo Silva; Jesus
Team News: Manchester City
Manchester City will be looking to continue their undefeated start to the Premier League season when they take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Here is a look at the team news and predicted lineup for Manchester City:
Starting XI: Hart, Walker, Delph, Stones, Kompany, Fernandinho, Aguero, Sane
Bench: Bravo, Otamendi, Lamela, Bernardo Silva
Lineups: Manchester City
Manchester City take on Crystal Palace this weekend in the Premier League, and here is a look at the team news, predicted lineups and key players to watch.
Manchester City are without Leroy Sane due to injury, whilstFabian Delph is suspended. Bernardo Silva starts in his place.
Man City: Ederson; Delph, Otamendi, Kompany, Yaya Toure; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva; Sterling, Aguero.
Palace: Hennessey; Zaha, Kelly, Dannemore, Milivojevic; Wan-Bissaka, McArthur; Benteke, Bolasie.
Stats: Manchester City
Manchester City vs. Palace: Team News
Manchester City face off against Crystal Palace this weekend in the Premier League. Here is a look at their team news, predicted lineups, and key stats to know.
Manchester City have a few injury concerns heading into their clash with Crystal Palace. Sergio Aguero is doubtful with a calf injury while Gabriel Jesus is also sidelined with an ankle knock. Ilkay Gundogan and Fabian Delph are both questionable due to undisclosed injuries. However, both should be available for selection in what could be an important fixture for Manchester City’s title aspirations.
Pep Guardiola will likely start with Ederson in goal and Benjamin Mendy at left back, whilst Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane will continue up front. John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi are expected to partner each other in the center of defense while David Silva and Fernandinho play in midfield. Krzysztof Piatek will deputize for Aguero up top, but it remains to be seen if Raheem Sterling or Leroy Sane will start on the bench.
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Highlights: Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace
Manchester City are aiming to increase their lead at the top of the Premier League table after they defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 in a clash on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s side were dominant in the opening stages of the match and took a deserved lead through Sergio Aguero in the 23rd minute. However, Roy Hodgson’s Eagles pulled one back just before half-time through Andros Townsend.
City dominated possession throughout the second half and eventually secured all three points through Bernardo Silva in the 90th minute. Eric Bailly was sent off for Palace shortly after but it wasn’t enough to prevent City from claiming a clean sheet and three points.
Manchester City team news: David Silva is doubtful with an ankle problem, Benjamin Mendy is suspended, John Stones is out injured.
Crystal Palace team news: Wilfried Zaha is unavailable with an injury, Fraizer Campbell is ruled out due to illness, Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts in midfield alongside Scott Dann.
Manchester City travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday. Ahead of the match, here is a look at the team news and predicted lineups for City and Palace.
Manuel Pellegrini will be without captain Vincent Kompany (thigh) as he continues to recover from surgery. Eliaquim Mangala (hamstring) is also doubtful with Yaya Toure (knee) sidelined for a further three weeks. Sergio Agüero is not in the squad after injuring his hand against Everton last week. Angel Di Maria, who missed the Merseyside derby with a minor injury, has been omitted altogether while Fabian Delph will start at left-back in place of Mangala. Fernandinho retains his place in midfield alongside David Silva while Kevin de Bruyne starts ahead of Raheem Sterling despite being cup-tied.
Palace are missing Scott Dann (foot), Bakary Sako (groin), James McArthur (fractured leg) and Wilfried Zaha (ankle). Steve Mandanda starts in goal with Wayne Hennessey available as back-up. Connor Wickham leads the line up front with Dwight Gayle providing support from the wingers. Mamadou Sakho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are selected in defence with Alvaro Morata remaining on the bench.
The Champions League semifinal first leg match between Manchester City and Palace is set to take place on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:45 PM BST. Here is a list of the players that are expected to feature in this match-up:
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, De Bruyne, Silva, Fernandinho, Sane, David Silva
Palace: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Souare, Eliaquim Mangala, Cabaye, Bolasie, Benteke
Manchester City travel to Crystal Palace with a major domestic and European fixture on their injury-hit agenda. The Citizens will be without the influential Ilkay Gundogan, Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho and David Silva for this one – although Kevin De Bruyne is expected to start after being rested for the Champions League tie with Steaua Bucharest.
Pep Guardiola has a three man defence in mind with Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi all likely starters. Leroy Sane is ineligible for Palace as he is still serving his two match ban for his red card against Watford last time out. Wilfried Zaha should start up front alongside Christian Benteke but Roy Hodgson could also go with Andros Townsend or Connor Wickham if he feels fit enough.
Team News: Manchester City
Ilkay Gundogan (left knee) is unavailable whilst Raheem Sterling (groin), Fernandinho (calf) and David Silva (knee) are all doubtful. Kevin De Bruyne is expected to start after being rested against Steaua Bucharest.
John Stones will partner Aymeric Laporte at centre-back while Nicolas Otamendi partners captain Vincent Kompany in the holding midfield role. Sane is ineligible for this game due to his red card against Watford last time out. Wilfried Zaha starts up front with Christian Benteke as Roy Hodgson looks to keep hold of their
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Manchester City will be facing off against Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend. The team news for both teams is as follows:
Fernandinho (groin) and Ederson (knee) are both out injured, but Sergio Agüero is available for selection. Gabriel Jesus (thigh) is also doubtful, but could start if he is fit enough.
Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Yannick Bolasie (hamstring) and Andros Townsend (ankle) are both unavailable for selection. Wilfried Zaha (hamstring), Mamadou Sakho (calf), Bakary Sako (thigh), Connor Wickham (ankle), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (back) and Wayne Hennessey are all doubtful, with the latter three being long-term absentees. Yohan Cabaye is available after serving a one-match suspension.
Manchester City : Hart; Walker, Stones, Otamendi; Delph, Silva, De Bruyne; Sane, Bernardo Silva; Agüero Subs not used: Bravo, Mangala, Gundogan, Iheanacho Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Milivojevic, van Dijk*, Ward*; Luka Milivojevic*, Loftus-Che
Manchester City vs. Palace: Team News
Manager Pep Guardiola is without key players Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling due to injury but his side are still expected to field a strong side against Roy Hodgson’s Palace.
Goalkeeper Ederson, who recently returned to the starting lineup, is expected to keep his place between the sticks while John Stones, Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker are all out with injury.
Palace will be without Yohan Cabaye (knee) as well as Wilfried Zaha (hamstring). Brett Holman and Andros Townsend are also unavailable for selection.
Predicted Lineups: Manchester City
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph; Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Silva, Bernardo Silva, Aguero; Ibra
Manchester City take on Palace at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon, and we have all of the key details you need to know, including team news, predicted lineups and more. Can Manchester City keep their title defence alive? Or will Alan Pardew’s charges spoil things for Pep Guardiola’s side? Find out all the answers right here!