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Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace - Premier League

Max Parsons
Pep Guardiola's side looks for a third Premier League win on the bounce
Pep Guardiola's side looks for a third Premier League win on the bounce / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages
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Manchester City travel to Crystal Palace on Monday night, aiming to continue their good Premier League form.

The Cityzens have won their previous two league outings, beating Everton before dispatching of rivals Manchester United 4-1, since losing in heartbreaking fashion to Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium. Every game is now crucial for Pep Guardiola's men, as they hold just a three-point cushion over second-placed Liverpool in the Premier League table.

This weekend they face a Crystal Palace side that has won three and drawn once in their previous four across all competitions, and who secured a 2-0 victory at the Etihad earlier this campaign.

Here's how the visitors could line up.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ederson
15 clean sheets so far this term / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Ederson (GK) - The Brazilian is looking for an incredible 16th Premier League clean sheet of the season this weekend.

Kyle Walker (RB) - Joao Cancelo is likely to be absent through illness, so Walker should come back into the side for this one.

John Stones (CB) - Ruben Dias is expected to miss out through injury once again, so Stones should continue at the heart of defence.

Aymeric Laporte (CB) - As will Laporte, who has started 13 of City's previous 14 league fixtures.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (LB) - Has been an unused substitute for City last three Premier League outings but should start this one in the absence of Cancelo.

2. Midfielders

Kevin De Bruyne
Maestro / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

Rodri (DM) - Is surely set for a fourth successive league start at the base of the midfield trio.

Kevin de Bruyne (CM) - In sensational form and, after grabbing a brace and an assist against United last time out, will inevitably start once more.

Bernardo Silva (CM) - Is also in a really good vein of form at the moment and should continue at the heart of the side.

3. Forwards

Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva
Riyad Mahrez has been exceptional this season / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Riyad Mahrez (RW) - This man is unstoppable at the moment, heading to Selhurst Park with eight goals and three assists in his previous nine Premier League appearances.

Phil Foden (CF) - Has completed 90 minutes in his side's last three league outings and boasts two goals in his previous four starts.

Raheem Sterling (LW) - Has hit impressive levels this season but needs to improve on recent outings, having failed to register a goal contribution since mid February.

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