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Manchester City vs Crystal Palace – Watch Live Match Stream Online

Our live stream ahead of Sundays Premier League match, Manchester City vs Crystal Palace is now up, kicking off at 19.15 GMT

You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more…

Pep Guardiola’s side have won their last four in the league to rise into third spot in the Premier League table and will be looking to make it eight victories in a row in all competitions when they continue their Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday night.

There is no question that City have had their problems this season, and it did not appear in the opening months of the campaign that they were capable of launching a title challenge in 2020-21.

Guardiola’s team have taken 12 points from the last 12 available, though, beating Southampton, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion in their last four league fixtures, while they also booked their spot in the final of the EFL Cup with a 2-0 victory away to Manchester United on January 6.

As it stands, Guardiola’s side are four points behind leaders Man United with a game in hand, while they are just a point off second-placed Liverpool, with one or both of the top two set to drop points on Sunday due to their top-of-the-table meeting at Anfield.

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Palace, meanwhile, have picked up 23 points from their 18 matches this season to sit down in 13th position, 11 points clear of the relegation zone, which represents a solid campaign thus far.

The Eagles will bring a three-game unbeaten run into Sunday’s contest, meanwhile, having picked up a welcome point away to Arsenal on Thursday night.

Roy Hodgson’s side also took four points from their two recent matches against Leicester City and Sheffield United, and they are certainly capable of making it a difficult 90 minutes for the Manchester giants.

The Citizens and Eagles last met in January 2020, sharing the spoils by battling out a 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium…

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Pep Guardiola

On winning…

“When we had incredible runs (in the past), I never thought about how many winning runs or marathons we have to do to win something,”

“When we won 18 games in a row to win the Premier League for the first time and to get 100 points (in 2017/18), after we had won our second game, I said: ‘OK we are going to try to win the next one and the next one.’

“I never expect from my players to win a lot of games. I want to win the next one and the next one is Crystal Palace.”

“And then when the moment comes, and you play in the Carabao Cup or the FA Cup – that is the game you try to win.”

“So, I don’t care how many games we are able to win in a row or not win in a row. Absolutely zero. It is just Crystal Palace.”

“It’s Zaha, Eze, Benteke, Milivojević, Roy Hodgson. That is the only thing I am concerned about since we beat Brighton.”

On Liverpool vs Man United…

“Crystal Palace is the only team I want to beat. The rest, I don’t care,”

“The last two seasons against Palace at home we got one point. We lost and we drew.

“Our performance at Selhurst Park was better than at the Etihad

“That’s why Crystal Palace are my only concern. We will play knowing the result (of United v Liverpool).

“But trying to beat Palace is my only concern.”

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Roy Hodgson

On City…

“Certainly the seven games in a row of victories – and often victories where they’re not conceding goals or conceding many goal chances – that’s always a worry for an opponent like ourselves,”

“If they’re not conceding goals, they’re always likely to score with the quality of players they have to choose from. It’s going to be a very very tough ask for us.

“Am I looking forward to going there? Well, not really, because I know it’s going to be a very hard ask for us. You have to show every bit as much discipline, energy and effort that we put into tonight’s game. We have to go and do it again.”

On his determined squad…

“One should be looking forward to it because it’s a fantastic stadium and we’re playing against a fantastic team, and the reason we’re in the Premier League really is to play in these games.

“It would be another feather in the cap because I don’t think too many people will be expecting us to go there and beat them, so we go there very much as underdogs. But I’d like to think they will respect us, they will repect what we try and do and the way we try and play so they won’t take the game lightly.

“It’s up to us to make sure we don’t allow them to take the game lightly with the quality of our performances.”

On lack of pressure…

“It’s nice to know that there’s a little bit more slack that you can cut the players. Maybe they will feel they can try things a little bit more and not be so devastated if it doesn’t go their way.”

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Manchester City Premier League form: DDWWWW
Manchester City form (all competitions): WWWWWW

Crystal Palace Premier League form: DLLDWD
Crystal Palace form (all competitions): LLDWLD


Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, Jesus, Sterling

Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Kouyate, Mitchell; Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Eze; Zaha, Benteke


Manchester City vs Crystal Palace

Under 2.5 Goals – 7/4 with FanTeam

Incredibly, Manchester City have only been involved in one game with over 2.5 goals in it in their last seven Premier League fixtures. Guardiola’s side haven’t been rampant but have kept things tight at the back.

Crystal Palace have caused City trouble in recent meetings but whatever the result a low-scoring game looks likely. City to win to nil may offer better odds but the under goals market will cover a low-scoring surprise results with good odds.

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