anchester City today head to Crystal Palace knowing they could finish the weekend as Premier League champions.
Pep Guardiola’s side correctly earned plenty of plaudits for their Champions League semi-final win at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday and they could host the second leg having secured their third league title in four years.
A victory at Selhurst Park this afternoon will give them one firm hand on the trophy, then it will be all eyes on Old Trafford where a win for Liverpool will confirm City’s title.
For Crystal Palace, they are finishing off the season with nothing more to fight for but Roy Hodgson doesn’t want his team on the beach just yet. He was unimpressed by his team in their loss at Leicester City last time out.
Date, time and venue
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City is scheduled for a 12.30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Selhurst Park.
How to watch Crystal Palace vs Man City
TV channel: Today’s match will be televised on BT Sport.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.
Crystal Palace vs Man City team news
Crystal Palace will hope Gary Cahill can return after missing the loss at Leicester, while Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins are a bit further away.
John Stones is suspended, meaning Aymeric Laporte will come into the starting XI, but that’s where the certainties end.
Pep Guardiola has a balancing act with PSG coming to town on Saturday. Benjamin Mendy could come in, while Fernandinho would give Rodri or Ilkay Gundogan a rest.
Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Ferran Torres and Raheem Sterling are all options in attack.
Crystal Palace vs Man City prediction
Changing any team is disruptive, even for a squad as strong as City’s, but I can’t look beyond a comfortable away victory.
Palace have the quality to bag one, but that’s where their enjoyment this weekend is likely to end.
Crystal Palace vs Man City head to head (h2h) history and results
- Crystal Palace wins: 16
- Draws: 14
- Man City wins: 34
Crystal Palace vs Man City betting odds and tips (subject to change)
- Crystal Palace: 19/2
- Draw: 4/1
- Man City: 1/3
- Man City to win as both teams score: 21/10