Whisper it, but it’s not looking too promising for Crystal Palace in this one.
We love Roy Hodgson over at Odds Manager HQ, but with a summer overhaul expected in south London including the boss, it’s hard to see where the Eagles are finding any motivation at the moment.
Their record against the biggest sides in the league is also pretty worrying.
Palace have now gone 18 consecutive matches without a win against a side occupying a top six position.
Twin this with Manchester City’s 10 consecutive away Premier League wins – conceding just four goals – and it looks like a case of ‘how many’ inside Selhurst Park.
But hey, we shouldn’t lose faith that easily in the underdogs. Check out if we think they’ll have any bite in our top Odds Pick and Long Shot…
|Fixture||Crystal Palace v Manchester City|
|Date||Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 12:30|
|Where||Selhurst Park, London|
|How to Watch||Live on BT Sport|
Our Top Odds Pick – Manchester City to win to nil – 21/20 with Unibet
Across City’s record-equalling 10-match away winning run, they’ve conceded just four goals.
In fact, Pep’s boys have only conceded nine on the road all season – six fewer than at the Etihad.
It’s hard to ignore this consistency from the Citizens, and when you twin that with the fact that Palace average just one goal a game at Selhurst Park this season the writing seems on the wall.
21/20 is a monster price for City to win this one without conceding.
Our Long Shot – Ferran Torres to score first – 5/1 with bet365
With Crystal Palace acting as the meat in a PSG sandwich, Pep is obviously going to rotate his troops in south London.
Ferran Torres has played a bit part role this campaign, but has begun to impress when given the chance.
The Spaniard has scored or assisted in his last two Premier League starts, and we expect him to get the nod on Saturday.
5/1 is still a punt, but half the trouble is picking Pep’s starting XI and we think Torres will feature.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.