Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Manchester City - Premier League

Max Parsons
Crystal Palace are on a roll
Crystal Palace are on a roll / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Crystal Palace entertain Manchester City on Monday night, hoping to upset the Premier League leaders once again this season.

Patrick Vieira's men secured a memorable 2-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the campaign, but have struggled to find the consistency to progress up the table since that win in October.

Sitting 11th in the table, however, they are currently on a run of two wins and a draw in their previous three Premier League outings - most recently earning a great 2-0 win at Wolves.

This weekend, though they face a Manchester City side vying for a fourth title in five years. Here's how the hosts could line up.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Marc Guehi
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Vicente Guaita (GK) - Jack Butland has been knocking on the door of late but, after his clean sheet at Wolves last time out, Guaita should keep his place.

Nathaniel Clyne (RB) - With Joel Ward likely to be not quite ready for a return, Clyne's spot should be safe for now.

Joachim Andersen (CB) - Should be set for a 12th consecutive Premier League start here.

Marc Guehi (CB) - Has started all but one of Crystal Palace's 28 league fixtures this season, and will certainly skipper the team on Monday night.

Tyrick Mitchell (LB) - The young full-back is thriving under Vieira, having missed just eight minutes of Premier League action this term.

2. Midfielders

Conor Gallagher
Enjoying a fantastic campaign / Malcolm Couzens/GettyImages

Cheikhou Kouyate (DM) - Was absolutely brilliant at the Etihad earlier in the campaign and, if Palace are to get anything out of Monday's game, he'll certainly have to replicate that performance.

Conor Gallagher (CM) - Has largely maintained his impressive form all season, and boasts 11 goal involvements in the Premier League this term.

Jeffrey Schlupp (CM) - Has been a solid performer in recent weeks, and should retain his spot to provide an extra bit of dynamism against a typically dominant City midfield.

3. Forwards

Crystal Palace v Stoke City: The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round
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Michael Olise (RW) - Demonstrating his abundance of ability on a consistent basis on one of football's biggest stages, although coming up against this City defence will be a real test for the talented youngster.

Jean-Philippe Mateta (ST) - With two strikes in his previous three Premier League outings, the Frenchman should retain his starting spot this weekend.

Wilfried Zaha (RW) - An inevitable starter for the Eagles, the Ivorian has four goals in his last six league appearances.