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Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Back super City to smash toothless Palace

Raheem Sterling is one of Manchester City's many attacking threats
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Premier League
3pm

Manchester City have been racking up some big wins but may have to show some patience against Crystal Palace, who will be striving to impress new manager Roy Hodgson.

Taking any points out of the fixture will be a tall order for the away side but they are likely to defend with plenty of resilience in an attempt to a avoid a heavy, confidence-sapping defeat.

Palace may keep the score respectable but will struggle to make an impact at the other end.

Recommendation
Manchester City to win to nil
1pt 10-11 Betfair

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Team news
Manchester City
Vincent Kompany (calf) is available but Ilkay Gundogan picked up a knee injury against West Brom and will have to wait to make his first league appearance of the campaign.

Crystal Palace
Mamadou Sakho has improved his fitness and is ready to make his first league start of the season but Wilfried Zaha (knee) will not feature until the second week of October. Connor Wickham is out long-term.

Key stat
Crystal Palace have failed to score in nine of their last ten league fixtures.


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