Premier League

Man City vs Crystal Palace: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Max Parsons
Pep Guardiola will aim to keep the pressure on Liverpool and Chelsea
Pep Guardiola will aim to keep the pressure on Liverpool and Chelsea / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Manchester City and Crystal Palace meet at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon, for matchday ten in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola's side come into the tie in excellent league form having picked up three wins and a draw in their last four Premier League fixtures, only dropping points to Liverpool in that time. Their previous league game saw them dispatch Brighton at the Amex before suffering a penalty shootout Carabao Cup exit against West Ham in midweek - their first defeat in the competition for five years.

They won't come up against an easy opponent on Saturday, either. Patrick Vieira's Eagles may be sitting a lowly 15th in the table, but have shown promising signs in recent weeks. Palace are unbeaten in four - victory having narrowly evaded them in draws against Arsenal and Newcastle in their previous two. Vieira's men have played some good football this campaign (notably in their 3-0 victory over Tottenham) but need to start turning draws into wins - best of luck against City.

Here's 90min's preview of this Premier League clash.

How to watch Man City vs Crystal Palace on TV/live stream

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Manchester City's Etihad Stadium / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

When is kick off? Saturday 30 October, 15:00 (BST)
Where is it being played? Etihad Stadium, Manchester
TV channel? Final Score - BBC, Soccer Saturday - Sky Sports (UK), fuboTV (US)
Highlights? Premier League YouTube channel
Who's the referee? Andre Marriner
Who's the VAR? Lee Mason

Man City team news

Guardiola has no fresh injury worries after their Carabao Cup loss on Wednesday night.

The Cityzens will have to continue without Ferran Torres, who remains out of contention. Other than the Guardiola has a fit squad to choose from, meaning likely recalls to the starting XI for Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte in defence, and Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus in attack.

Crystal Palace team news

Vieira's side should look similar to the one that drew 1-1 with Newcastle last time out. Long-term absente Eberechi Eze is still out of contention as he continues his recovery from an Achilles injury.

Wilfried Zaha
Wilf Zaha will likely return to the starting XI / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Having had a week to recover from their last outing, however, there could be increased involvement for Wilfried Zaha. The winger came off the bench to mark his return from illness with a 25-minute cameo against the Magpies and could be set to come back into the starting XI - especially following post-match quotes from his manager that Palace are a 'stronger' side with the Ivorian on the field.

Man City vs Crystal Palace predicted lineups

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne; Jesus, Foden, Grealish

Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Milivojevic, McArthur; Edouard, Benteke, Zaha

Man City vs Crystal Palace score prediction

On paper, this has a Manchester City victory written all over it. And on the field, it probably will, too.

We're beginning to see signs of something very promising at Selhurst Park but, considering Palace's severe problems in finding a collectively clinical streak, City's rampant creative and attacking threats will hold the significant upper hand come Saturday.

Phil Foden, Jack Grealish
Manchester City's attacking threats / Steve Bardens/GettyImages

The Cityzens' sturdy defence (second best in the Premier League so far this season) should be enough to contain was appears to be a blossoming forward line for Vieira's side, while frighteningly fluid offensive prowess - despite their blank in midweek - will surely overwhelm a Crystal Palace back line that have shipped 14 goals in their first nine league games of the campaign.

Prediction: Man City 3-0 Crystal Palace