With City playing some of the best football of their club’s history, right now, the team look set to be serious contenders for being crowned victors of the Premier League, and fans can’t believe their eyes, with the side having scored a whopping 19 goals in their last five games.
Indeed, their form is also incredibly impressive, having won 5 of their last six games… and their victories have been far from unconvincing, either.
With a 5-0 victory over Liverpool, a 6-0 win over Watford, and a 4-0 battering of Feyenoord, in a Champions League qualifier, City are looking to be one of the toughest teams in the League this season, and with Aguero finally finding his goal-scoring boots, once more, a City victory on Saturday looks to be a near-certain victory.
This, of course, comes as very bad news to Crystal Palace, who’ve been struggling immensely, since the beginning of the season.
The Eagles haven’t really managed to find their footing so far in the season, and they’ve already done away with one manager, Frank de Boer, who failed to pick the team up a single point in their four opening games – although unfortunately, Roy Hodgson – the replacement manager – failed to do much for the team, against their first game under new management, against Southampton.
While Palace did manage to get a victory over Huddersfield, in the League Cup (one of the mid-week games), their performance in the Premier League is much less impressive… and the team have actually failed to win any of their games, losing all 5 matches they’ve played. Indeed, they’ve also failed to score even one goal – while conceding eight times – so things really aren’t looking to hopeful for the visitors, on Saturday.
Bookies are in agreement, pricing a Palace victory at 22/1 (Coral and Ladbrokes), and with City heavy odds-on favourites, at 2/13, there’s little value in betting outright here.
One of the higher-value bets we’ve managed to find, is 5/6 on City to win to nil, which looks to be a strong possibility, given both side’s forms, in recent games.
Another we like the look of, is 11/4, for David Silva to score anytime. While he’s not been quite as impressive as last season, he stands a good chance of landing one in the back of the net for the first time this season… and at 11/4, it simply looks too good to pass up.