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Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City - 4/14/19 Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Manchester City at Crystal Palace
Date & Time Sunday April 14, 2019, 9:05 AM (EDT)
Location
Selhurst Park
London, UK
The Line
Crystal Palace +1200 / Manchester City -357 / Draw +375
TV Channel
NBC
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In the English Premier League, Crystal Palace will host Manchester City at Selhurst Park in South London.

Crystal Palace look safe from relegation after the Eagles beat Newcastle United away from home in their last outing. It was a very strong display by Crystal Palace as the team defended extremely well to ensure they kept a clean sheet away from home. The only goal for Crystal Palace was scored via a penalty in the 81st minute. Crystal Palace lack the quality of player that is available to Manchester City so it is very likely that the Eagles will play a defensive style of football.

On the other side of the coin, Manchester City enter this match as the favourites to win the Premier League title. In their last Premier League match, Manchester City beat Cardiff City 2-0 at home. It was a dominant display by the Sky Blues as they controlled 79% of the ball and had 11 shots on target. Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane were the two keys players for Manchester City as both scored vital goals to ensure the 3 points were won. Manchester City have established themselves as a top side and they will be confident as they enter this match.

Crystal Palace and Manchester City met earlier in the season. That match was a particularly exciting contest as Crystal Palace caused a major upset by winning 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium.

While Crystal Palace will be exciting at the prospect of going 2-0 against Manchester City, I see this match ending with the Sky Blues winning. Manchester City are the stronger side and they have more to play for considering Crystal Palace have reached a position where they are reasonably safe to avoid relegation. Manchester City will be desperate to ensure they maintain their position on the ladder and I see them getting all 3 points from this clash.

Pick:
Manchester City

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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