English Premier League fans have Monday night football to look forward to and we take a look at the match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City from a betting angle.
Crystal Palace currently sit 11th on the log and they are in pretty good form with 2 victories and a draw in their last 3 starts. Last time out they beat Wolves 2-0 on the road and their last home game was a 1-1 draw with Burnley.
Digging deeper into Crystal Palace’s home record, they have played 14 matches winning 4, drawing 6 and losing 4 and they haven’t won any of their last 4 home matches taking just 1 point out of a possible 12. Crystal Palace home matches have averaged 2.8 goals each with 8 of the 14 games delivering for over 2.5 goal backers, but their last 2 matches have both failed to reach the 3 goal mark.
Manchester City are still going well at the top of the English Premier League table, 3 points ahead of Liverpool. City have bounced back from a home defeat to Tottenham with a 1-0 win over Everton and a 4-1 home victory over neighbours Manchester United.
Their away record is the best in the league and they have taken 35 points from a possible 42 this season with just 1 defeat on their travels. Manchester City away games haven’t been particularly high scoring averaging 2.6 goals each with a 50% split between over and under 2.5 goals. The reason for that though is that City’s tight defence which has let in only 8 goals in 14 games away from home and during this time they have scored 28 themselves and they are outscoring their opponents by 3.4 goals to 1.
Palace stunned Manchester City 2-0 away from home earlier in the season, but City did the double last season winning this fixture 2-0 and also beating Palace 4-0 at home.
BETTING – Click here to bet
Crystal Palace 17/2
Manchester City 1/3
Suggested Bet: Manchester City (-1.5) goals at 19/20
For this bet to arrive we need Manchester City to win by at least 2 goals and this bet would have arrived in their last 3 trips to Crystal Palace. Palace don’t have a strong recent home record and City’s form on the road suggests they can win this one comfortably.
Some of the other Betting Markets of interests sees Over 2.5 Goals trading at 7/10, you can back Both Teams to score, yes, at 23/20 or only Manchester City to score at 1/1 and that is certainly a tempting alternative given their miserly defence. Favourite in the First Goal Scorer market is in form Riyad Mahrez who is priced at 15/4 and you can also back him at 11/10 to find the back of the net anytime during the game. Not a bet I often get involved in, but Over 10.5 corners is trading at 1/1.
Note: All prices correct at time of writing but are subject to change