Crystal Palace host English Premier League champions Manchester City as they desperately seek a first win in 2023.
Palace are coming off a slim 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa which leaves them in 12th place with 27 points.
New Year’s Eve of 2022 was the last time that Crystal Palace celebrated victory in any competition – beating Bournemouth 2-0 on the road.
Meanwhile, City beat Newcastle 2-0 to make it seven games without defeat as they remain hot on Arsenal’s heels with 58 points.
A win for them here will see them reduce the point gap to two points, until Arsenal travel to Fulham on Sunday afternoon.
Manchester City have dropped 15 points already this season. That’s four more than they did in the whole of the 2021-22 season.
Palace have suffered 10 Premier League defeats this season and only sit 5 points above the dreaded relegation zone, giving Patrick Vieira loads of pressure.
Man City head into Saturday’s contest with a respectable away record of seven wins, three draws and three defeats from 13 games.
Erling Haaland’s first hat-trick for Man City rescued them in the reverse fixture as they staged a mighty comeback to win 4-2.
With the chance to win back to back titles on the line, City have to be in top form to complete the double over their opponents and remain in the title race.
Is this the time for Palace to get their first win in 2023 or will City make light work of them and extend their unbeaten run to 8 games?
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What time does Palace vs Man City start?
The game kicks off at 8:30pm Kenyan time at Selhurst Park.
Palace vs Man City team news
Cheick Doucoure was sent off last week and will not be a part of proceedings here, joining Sam Jonshtone and Nathan Ferguson on the sidelines.
James McArthur is likely to be reintroduced to the starting XI as Wilfried Zaha continues to play as the sole striker up front.
The Ivorian will be supported by Jean Philippe Mateta and Odsonne Edouard.
For the visiting City, Bernardo Silva will be looking to force his way back into the first XI after scoring last weekend.
Other than this, there are no changes expected in the City line-up with Haaland leading the attacking line supported by Jack Grealish and Phil Foden.
Palace vs Man City head to head
City boast a healthy advantage over their opponents, winning 19 out of the 27 games played against them. Palace have won 4 times while the remaining 4 have resulted in a draw.
Palace vs Man City prediction
Despite a rare barren draw last year, this fixture always produces goals and over 2.5 are expected here.
City have more on the line and are tipped as favorites to win.