Sunday, 5 April 2015

Match Preview: Crystal Palace v Man City

Pardew is at a club where he is loved and hailed as somewhat of a minor cult hero.  It goes without saying that he has rejuvenated Palace and saved them from relegation.  The January signings may not have been inspirational, but the results have been sufficient.  Will Palace push for a Top 10 finish? Probably not. In fact they are in danger of becoming complacent as theoretically their season is pretty much over now - ironically similar to Pardew's ex-club, Newcastle United.

Man City on the other hand are still just about in the title race. There's no denying that Aguero hasn't been fantastic of late - only 3 PL goals since December and Y. Toure's performances haven't consistently matched up to his superlatives from 12-18 months ago. Nevertheless, City won't give up just yet as the PL is the only trophy they have left to play for this season.

One thing of note about this fixture is that City have the 2nd best PL away record this season, where as Palace have one of the worst home record's. City are scoring an average of 2+ goals a game on the road and Palace are conceding more than a goal a game at Selhurst Park. All this could put us in good stead for a #MNF goals fest. City can't afford to lose any more matches if they genuinely want to retain their Premier League title. Aguero's international goal during the week indicates that he has rediscovered his scoring touch.

I think City will be true to their away form and win comfortably against Crystal Palace. Aguero is definitely due a goal or two soon and he has had a knack of scoring on the road this season. I think City will score 2 or 3 goals with Palace bagging 1 as a consolation prize.

With the above in mind, I would recommend the following #FanFeud pick for #CRYMCI:

 Sergio Aguero
David Silva
Pablo Zabaleta
Wilfried Bony
Glenn Murray

Have you made your picks yet?