Manchester City are looking to keep their faint Premier League title hopes alive as they welcome Crystal Palace this weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s champions sit 14 points behind Liverpool having played a game more, but Man City will be hoping that rivals Manchester United can do them a favour at Anfield this weekend.

As for Palace, Roy Hodgson will be looking to cause another Etihad shock having won 3-2 there in December 2018.

The Eagles are soaring in ninth place in the table, While they boast an impressive defensive record with 24 goals conceded, they have only scored 20 – and with City already scoring 62 this term, a home win is on the cards.

Team News

Manchester City have no new reported injury problems ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace.

Aymeric Laporte is back in full training but unlikely to play, while Leroy Sane is a long-term absentee.

Injury-hit Crystal Palace are without Luka Milivojevic, who is serving the second of a three-match suspension.

Defender Joel Ward is available after a knee injury but midfielder Max Meyer is out with an ankle injury suffered in last weekend’s draw at Arsenal.

Match facts 


City have won seven of the past nine Premier League meetings.

Those seven wins have produced an aggregate score of 22-2 in City’s favour.

However, Palace’s 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium in December 2018 was the only Premier League defeat that City suffered at home last season.

Manchester City

City could win four consecutive league games for the first time this season.

They have won nine of their past 10 matches in all competitions, scoring 32 goals.

Pep Guardiola’s side are aiming for a fourth straight home league victory.

Sergio Aguero is one short of 250 goals for Manchester City in all competitions.

Riyad Mahrez is the only Premier League player to both score and assist 20 goals since the start of last season in all competitions (21 goals, 23 assists).

Kevin De Bruyne’s 15 assists in all competitions this season is five more than any other Premier League player.

De Bruyne has had a hand in eight goals in his last eight Premier League appearances against Crystal Palace for Manchester City, with two goals and six assists.

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Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are unbeaten in four league games and have lost only one of their past nine (W3, D5).

Their last three league matches have ended 1-1. The Eagles haven’t drawn four in a row in the league since 1992.

Six of Palace’s seven Premier League wins this season came against teams who were 15th or lower in the table.

Palace have lost just one of their last five away matches (W1, D3).

They are aiming to become only the fourth club – and the first for 11 years – to win a Premier League away fixture against both Manchester City and Manchester United in the same season.

No team has scored fewer than Palace’s 20 Premier League goals this season.

They are one of only two teams – along with Watford – not to have scored a league goal from outside the penalty area this season.

Wilfried Zaha could make his 200th Premier League appearance.