Premier League

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace: How to watch on TV live stream, kick-off time, team news & predictions

Grey Whitebloom
Pep on the touchline
Pep on the touchline / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City host Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Pep Guardiola's side salvaged a point from a frenetic 3-3 draw away to Newcastle United last weekend, coming back from a two-goal deficit for the third time in their last five Premier League games.

Crystal Palace needed less than three minutes to overturn Ollie Watkins' opener as the Eagles romped to victory over Aston Villa last weekend. Patrick Vieira's side backed up their first league win of the season by progressing to the fourth round of the EFL Cup in midweek.

Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming meeting between this pair.

Where are Manchester City vs Crystal Palace playing?

  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Stadium: Etihad Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 27 August
  • Kick-off Time: 15:00 BST / 10:00 EST / 07:00 PST
  • VAR: Simon Hooper
  • Referee: Graham Scott

Where can you watch Manchester City vs Crystal Palace in the UK?

Channel: BT Sport Score (Studio Updates Only)
Channel: BBC Final Score (Studio Updates Only)
Broadcast Time: 15:00 (BST)

Where can you watch Manchester City vs Crystal Palace in The United States?

Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 10:00
Broadcast Time PST: 07:00

Where can you watch Manchester City vs Crystal Palace in Canada?

Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 10:00

Where can you watch Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Highlights?

Channel: Sky Football
Channel: BBC Match of the Day
Stream: Sky Football YouTube channel

H2H Results (Last Five Games)

Manchester City: 2 Wins
Crystal Palace: 1 Win
Draws: 2

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Manchester City: WLWWD
Crystal Palace: WWLDW

Manchester City team news

Jack Grealish had to watch on from the sidelines as Miguel Almiron avenged the perceived slight he dished out during City's title celebrations last season. The £100m winger only suffered 'a little damage to his ligament' according to Guardiola and may be available this weekend.

Nathan Ake's fitness is clouded by a thicker layer of uncertainty after limping off with a groin problem with just 20 minutes on the clock against Newcastle. Fellow defender Aymeric Laporte isn't expected to return until September too, leaving Ruben Dias and John Stones as the only fit senior centre-backs.

Manchester City predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace

Manchester City Starting 11: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, Haaland, Foden.
Bench: Ortega, Carson, Phillips, Alvarez, Gomez, Mahrez, Mbete-Tatu, Palmer, Lewis.

Crystal Palace team news

Sam Johnstone was granted a runout in Palace's 2-0 League Cup victory over Oxford United on Tuesday night as the Premier League number (thirty-)one Vicente Guaita was rested and Jack Butland continues his recovery from a metacarpal fracture.

Nathan Ferguson's injury hellscape endured another setback in August which is set to sideline the luckless full-back until the other side of Christmas. James McArthur also had his recovery impinged in the summer but is nearing a return. James Tomkins is a doubt with a calf strain.

Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Manchester City

Crystal Palace Starting 11: Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Schlupp, Doucoure, Eze; Ayew, Edouard, Zaha.
Bench: Johnstone, Whitworth, Milivojevic, Olise, Mateta, Clyne, Hughes, Ebiowei, Richards.

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace score prediction

Crystal Palace were the only team that didn't concede to Manchester City last season, pressing forcefully and efficiently in their two meetings. Just last weekend, Newcastle exploited City's susceptibility to a well-coordinated press, with Allan Saint-Maximin wreaking havoc in the space down the flanks Palace's Wilfried Zaha may try to exploit.

While City are still finding the balance between playing the early passes Erling Haaland thrives on and the patient buildup play Guardiola demands to avoid counter-attacks, the champions may continue to be exposed in transition.

However, even with a few kinks to iron out, the overwhelming quality laced throughout this City side gives them a strong chance of winning most matches.

Prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Crystal Palace