Manchester City good value to see off hapless Crystal Palace in first half

Man City vs Crystal Palace Football Betting Tips: Crystal Palace have been awful in recent weeks. They are five matches without a win. And as is often the case when you're down on your luck and in desperate need of a boost, the footballing gods decide to administer you a further kick in the teeth.

  • Who - Man City vs. Crystal Palace
  • Competition - 2023/24 Premier League
  • Where - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England 
  • When - Saturday, 16th December, 2023
  • Time - 3 pm GMT

Yes, for their sins of recent weeks, Palace have been given a trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City this Saturday. Now it's not all doom and gloom for Palace, as Erling Haaland is injured. But before Roy Hodgson starts thanking superior forces, Haaland’s return date is unknown, and he is apparently being monitored on a day to day basis, and may yet line up against the hapless Eagles on Saturday. 

As for City, they've not been in the best of form lately, only winning one of their last five. But last weekend they may have turned a corner when they came back from 1-0 down to defeat Luton Town at Kenilworth Road. That was their first Premier League win in five. But you have to take into consideration that they drew with Chelsea, Liverpool, and Spurs. While the loss was away to in-form Aston Villa. 

Man City vs Crystal Palace Match Betting

City know a win is vital against Palace. And looking at the latest football betting odds, it looks like the bookmakers are sure they will get it. At 1/8, Pep's team are not ideal for a single bet. But we would certainly recommend putting them in your upcoming acca bets as they look set to thrash Palace - with or without Haaland. 

  • Man City 1/8
  • Draw 11/2
  • Crystal Palace  14/1

Man City vs Crystal Palace Prediction

  • City Win

Man City vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips 

Based on the obviously short odds available on a City win, we have had to delve into alternative markets for our football betting tips on the match. 

Manchester City has won five of their seven home matches this season, scoring 20 goals and conceding seven. Only really Fulham (5-1) and Bournemouth (6-1) have been put to the sword. City did also put three past Spurs, but conceded three. 

In the first half of matches City have scored 47.4% of their goals. They have also led in all seven matches at half time. Crystal Palace have only scored 20% of their goals in the first half. And that’s 20% of just 15 goals. 

We can only see Palace being well beaten at the Etihad. And despite City scoring more in the second half (52.6%), this has the look of a match that could be all over by half time. 

In the half with most goals betting, the first half is 21/10, and the second half is even money. Going with the better football betting odds of more goals in the first half is the best value bet. 

Betting Tip - More goals in first half @ 21/10

Man City vs Crystal Palace
Etihad Stadium,,Manchester, ,England
Starting on
December 16, 2023
Ending on
December 16, 2023

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