Manchester City v Crystal Palace: match preview

Manchester City have won four in succession but have drawn and lost the corresponding fixture with Crystal Palace in the past two seasons. Roy Hodgson’s visitors, who have won only once in their last seven outings in the competition, should focus on not conceding early against opponents whose goal count is surprisingly low. Do so and Palace may again prosper at the Etihad. Jamie Jackson

Sunday 7.15pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Etihad Stadium

Last season Manchester City 2 Crystal Palace 2

Referee Lee Mason

This season G7 Y14 R0 2.00 cards/game

Odds H 2-11 A 19-1 D 8-1

MANCHESTER CITY

Subs from Steffen, Carson, Harwood-Bellis, Delap, Palmer, Bernabe, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Silva, Cancelo, Doyle, Torres

Doubtful None

Injured Aké (knock, unknown), Laporte (hamstring, unknown), García (match fitness, unknown), Agüero (self-isolating, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y22 R0

Form DDWWWW

Leading scorers Foden, Mahrez, Sterling 4

CRYSTAL PALACE

Subs from Butland, Henderson, Dann, Meyer, Ayew, McCarthy, Batshuayi, Cahill, Woods, Pierrick, Riedewald, Van Aanholt

Doubtful None

Injured Hennessey (match fitness, Feb), Ferguson (thigh, unknown), Kelly (calf, unknown), Schlupp (hamstring, unknown), Wickham (match fitness, unknown), Sakho (thigh, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y25 R2

Form DLLDWD

Leading scorer Zaha 8