Premier League Match Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City

Updated: April 22, 2014
Manchester City and Crystal Palace

Match Date: 27 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Selhurst Park


Despite the stunning stalemate against Sunderland, Manuel Pellegrini’s dreams of securing the silverware for Manchester City remain.


Prior to their West Bromwich Albion victory, Pellegrini stated that its 2 title rivals, Liverpool and Chelsea will experience a major slip before the season ends. On their part, what they need to do is ensure that they continue to collect points.


Manchester City trails the current table leader, Liverpool, by 6 points. With a little less than 4 matches left and without a Champions League encounter to worry about, indeed, it is still highly possible for the Citizens to bring home the bacon. But they should be careful. They cannot afford to repeat their mistakes during the Sunderland draw.


Pitted against the resilient, Crystal Palace, Manchester City cannot underestimate their upcoming opponent.


Crystal Palace is on a winning rampage. Some of the most notable clubs in the Premier League fell victim to their relentless attack. After outlasting Chelsea, Tony Pulis and his men nailed 5 consecutive wins. Just recently, Everton became its latest prey.


Crystal Palace’s journey this season is an incredible one. The team was able to surmount the challenges that are directly linked with being a rock bottom club. But here they are now—standing tall and proud with the success they have achieved. Should they win against Manchester City, they face the possibility of making it to the top 10.


With a renewed confidence and impressive execution in the pitch, clearly, the online betting favorite, Manchester City cannot be too complacent when they visit Selhurst Park.


Prediction: Manchester City


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