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Manchester City v Crystal Palace: Toure and Sky Blues to keep rollin’

| 19.12.2014

The last time Fred Durst and his merry band of rap metal-loving guitar folk were topping the UK charts with “Rollin” Manchester City were busy making their way back into the Premier League following double relegation down to League One.

Some 14 years on and things are much improved for the Citizens, who head into Saturday’s Etihad clash with Crystal Palace as the overriding favourites for victory at 3/10 with Ladbrokes, following a run of seven straight victories.

The Eagles, by contrast, are far from flying in the Premier League, having gone four games without a win and at 17/2 outsiders they will be fearful of an in-form City side who previously beat the Londoners home and at away last term.

With the draw unlikely at 9/2, we’ve plucked out three bets that could have you celebrating with a little late-90s early-00s rock of your own.

Yaya Toure to score and Manchester City to win @ 8/5

Frank Lampard may be claiming all the plaudits at present but the Ivorian has been in good form at the Etihad, scoring in the Sky Blues’ last two home games, and as City’s penalty-taker-in-chief looks a solid bet to get a goal when he faces one of the sides he netted against last term.

Manchester City to win to nil @ 19/20

Rewind a couple of weeks and City could not buy a clean sheet for love nor money, but that’s all changed in recent times with Joe Hart shipping just one goal from his last five games. Having kept clean sheets in each of their previous three meetings with Palace a win to nil looks a safe tip.

Manchester City to win 1-0 @ 6/1

The Eagles may not have amassed many wins in recent times but they have nevertheless proven difficult to beat. Palace have conceded exactly one goal in three of their last four and with City seeing them off with a 1-0 win at home last term, it could pay off to back déjà vu here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.