Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Betting Preview, FA Cup Betting Tips

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Odds – Saturday 28th January 2017 – 15:00 

Crystal Palace are 5/1 with the draw at 16/5 and Manchester City are 8/15

Betting tips and match preview | FA Cup

Crystal Palace welcome Manchester City to Selhurst Park in the fourth round of the FA Cup, with Allardyce looking for only his second win as manager.

Palace come into this fixture on the back of a 1-0 defeat, against Everton at Selhurst Park.

Seamus Coleman (87) scored the only goal of the game very late on, dealing a cruel blow to Palace.

The defeat condemned Sam Allardyce to his fourth consecutive league defeat, with his only win coming against Bolton.

It was another frustrating match for the new Palace manager Allardyce, who is yet to win a Premier League fixture since replacing Alan Pardew.

Allardyce Struggling

Crystal Palace remain in dismal form, having won just one of their last six games, against League One side Bolton.

They find themselves in the relegation zone now, with Swansea moving two points above them after the Liverpool win.

He has never been relegated from the Premier League, but his talented squad will definitely need to improve quickly.

Palace have taken just 27 points from 43 Premier League games since the start of 2016, a worrying stat for such a gifted squad.

Eagles Underdogs

Crystal Palace come into this match as underdogs, with their appalling form this year informing those odds.

This will be a tough fixture for Allardyce’s men, with Manchester City coming into this match on the back of a great performance against Tottenham.

Palace have lost the last four consecutive fixtures against City, a stat that doesn’t bode well for Allardyce.

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Crystal Palace

City Bounce Back

Guardiola’s side come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Tottenham, with Guardiola ultimately left disappointed with his side.

After a quiet first half Manchester City finally came alive, with a stunning error from Hugo Lloris allowing Leroy Sane to tap into an empty net (49).

Another mistake from the French goalkeeper saw the ball bounce into the path of Kevin De Bruyne (54), who doubled City’s advantage.

Dele Alli was the hero once again with his seventh goal in five matches (58), and Heung-Min Son (77) ensured Spurs secured a draw.

Guardiola will be scratching his head with that result, given how dominant his City side were and it raises more questions about Claudio Bravo.

Inconsistent City

City did produce some outstanding football at times, with Tottenham very lucky to escape with a draw.

The defeat against Everton will have shocked City, particularly the manner of the defeat, the performance against Spurs was a positive one though.

Same Again For Pep

The match against Crystal Palace sees Manchester City emerge as favourites, despite their inconsistent form.

A win will keep Pep in the hunt for his first trophy as City manager, this may be his only realistic chance of silverware.

Pep will be looking for City to continue their overall record against Palace, with City winning 20, drawing 9 and losing 10 of their 39 meetings.

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Both teams are 4/5 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Crystal Palace are Christian Benteke is at 15/2, with Loic Remy at 9/1. For Manchester City, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are at 3/1 with Kelechi Iheanacho at 7/2.

The last time that these two sides Manchester City won 2-1 and the odds of the same result are 7/1.

Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Odds

Tip 1 – Jesus to score first @ 3/1

Tip 2 – City to win 2-1 @ 7/1