Crystal Palace v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

26 Apr

Aleks Kolarov is expected to replace Gael Clichy in the ever-changing left-back position, with the Serbian’s delivery in the final third likely to be a useful weapon against what is surely going to be a compact Crystal Palace defence. Javi Garcia will drop to the bench with Yaya Touré fit enough once again to take his place in the centre of midfield.

Yaya Touré is a tempting 7/1 to open the scoring, with Samir Nasri at 9/1 to do the same with Paddy Power. Open an account here and receive a free, welcome bet of up to £50!

David Silva and Jesus Navas are both absent, the former possibly for the season, so Stevan Jovetic and James Milner are vying for one berth in an attacking role. Milner’s graft might get him the nod, but a personal feeling is that Jovetic’s trickery and ability to conjure something from nothing could be the way to go. Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo are battling for a place up front alongside Sergio Aguero.

Vincent Kompany, such a threat from set-pieces, is a cracking 25/1 to notch the opener on Sunday. Bet here with William Hill!

Here is the side Pellegrini could select:

Manchester City 4-2-2-2 football formation

Referee: Howard Webb.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 1 - 2 MAN CITY – Our hosts may well be obdurate and stubborn, but should we apply ourselves – and that is something that has occasionally bee missing this season – we should have enough quality to break through. It is likely to be tight, tense and hard-fought but I’m swerving towards a narrow victory, with goals to be scored by Sergio Aguero, Stevan Jovetic and Cameron Jerome.

Sergio Aguero to grab the the first in a 2-1 City victory is 21/1 with Paddy Power, who are offering new customers a free bet of up to £50 here!

Martin Demichelis, a powerful presence from corners, is 105/1 to score the only goal of the game with William Hill!


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5 Responses to “Crystal Palace v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team”

  1. Glenn Kavanagh 26/04/2014 at 10:43 pm #

    Everywhere you go the league is over & I mean everywere, there’s no escape from the masses with there crystal balls, I’m trying to have a sense of humuor about it.. Im always wary of the Masses, David may has a crystal ball too… Him that likes to throw “derby” parties, lonely parties of late I’d say, cLayton Blackmore is another crystal ball merchant of that ilk,we know the type who like the “cyptic speak” total & utter garbage, the almost impossible to listen to carragher is in that ballpark… A good ‘pundit” to me is john Giles, old school’ granted, but always interesting, I used to have a bit of time for james Lawton, but he’s becoming the Richard Burton of sport journalism, talent for sure but one drink to many, the way it works is that somebody of “note” says something like Joe hart best in the world & the next thing you know its all over the shop, overhyped bollox, anyway bluemooners I’m rambling here, (sorry dudes), someone says oh niall Quinn he’s very eloquent next thing you know he has a job at sky & on & on blah blah, it makes no odds to me what team Chelsea play, there not exactly Finn harps are they??, good man Oscar, I always liked him- a blue moon type player for me.. He’s due a goal, Rodgers is another wind up merchant, under pressure for 20 mins…are you sure Brendan??,not 60??????, anyway sorry folks turning into major verbal diarrhea here, yaya to score in 3-1 win come on boys,let’s squeeze some red nuts, let’s roar.

  2. pjdemers 27/04/2014 at 7:50 am #

    Glenn, I feel your pain and this sudden mainstream media love-in with all things from the red half of Liverpool feels a bit heavy-handed.Don’t get me wrong, if LFC win the title it will be on merit of their current 11 game winning streak, which speaks for itself. But this notion that LFC is a long suffering club because they haven’t won the league since Alex Ferguson took the helm is a bit much, I guess those FA cup and UCL trophies don’t count for much. Should LFC win I will tip my hat to them. The cynical part of me feels that should LFC win the title that the mainstream media will feel that somehow this will right the wrong of the Hillsborough tragedy. I’m quite confident that LFC supporters will continue to seek justice no matter what the outcome. Rant over.

  3. @btb42 on Twitter 27/04/2014 at 12:17 pm #

    There was always a sympathy for Liverpool (at least in my country). I believe it is because a few years ago teams like chelsea, man city, paris saint germain and anzi did not exist. I mean new-wealthy teams. At that time, people chose the team to support given the great things that it has accomplished before. And Liverpool is one of them.
    One extra point for them is that Liverpool fights against Man City and Chelsea who have the over-double badget than Liverpool and spend twice the money Liverpool gives every transfer period. So they want a win of heart and talent against money. This is a good point we have to admit. I am an Athletic Bilbao fan as for Spain matters but I want Atletico to win the league in order to break Real Madrid’s and Barcelona’s ”empire”. Atletico also fights with a roster of 13 players against the endless resources that Real and Barca have access to.

  4. Paul Usher 27/04/2014 at 2:11 pm #

    I’d like to see Jovetic in for lead boots Dzeko. Chelsea 1 up. C’mon blues lets party like 2012 ;-)

  5. Paul Usher 27/04/2014 at 3:17 pm #

    Dzeko scores in first 5. Right on cue ha ha. C’mon blues…finish them off ;-)

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