Opta Stats: Crystal Palace v Manchester City

Will Manchester City be celebrating after their match with Crystal Palace?
Will Manchester City be celebrating after their match with Crystal Palace?

Can Manchester City continue their winning run when they travel to Crystal Palace? Opta gives their statistical analysis.

"Manchester City have won their last two games against Crystal Palace by a 5-0 scoreline – only once in top-flight history has a team won three consecutive league games against an opponent by a 5+ goal margin (Manchester City vs Derby between February 1937 and January 1938)."

They are 1.834/5 to win half-time/full-time.

Crystal Palace have won just one of their last 11 Premier League games against Man City, losing the other 10. Manchester City are 1.282/7 to win.

Manchester City have won their last two games against Crystal Palace by a 5-0 scoreline - only once in top-flight history has a team won three consecutive league games against an opponent by a 5+ goal margin (Manchester City vs Derby between February 1937 and January 1938). They are 1.834/5 to win half-time/full-time.

The Citizens have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last nine Premier League games against Crystal Palace. Manchester City are 2.3811/8 to win to nil.

If Manchester City win this game, they will have won their last eight games against Crystal Palace in all competitions. They've only had three longer winning runs against an opponent - 13 vs West Bromwich Albion (2012-current), 11 vs Newcastle (2009-2014) and nine vs Sunderland (2002-2009). The draw half-time/Manchester City full-time double result is 4.77/2.

Manchester City haven't ended a calendar year with a victory in the Premier League since 2013 - they lost 0-1 at Liverpool in 2016, drew 0-0 away at Leicester in 2015 and drew 2-2 at home to Burnley in 2014. Crystal Palace are 4.47/2 in the Double Chance market.

The Citizens have won their last six Premier League encounters with London sides by an aggregate score of 20-3. Over 2.5 goals is 1.454/9.

A win for Manchester City in this match will see them equal the record winning run in one of Europe's top five leagues - Bayern Munich, managed by Pep Guardiola, won 19 consecutively in the 2013/14 season. Manchester City are 2.6213/8 to win both halves.

Roy Hodgson has failed to see his sides score a goal in his last four Premier League matches against Man City (D1 L3), since a Danny Murphy penalty for Fulham in March 2010; this goalless run spans 375 minutes. Under 2.5 goals is 3.02/1.

After a run of scoring 14 goals in 13 Premier League games against London teams, Sergio Aguero has netted just four in his last 12, failing to score on eight occasions in this run. Aguero is 1.654/6 to get back among the goals.

The Argentine hitman has bagged three goals in his last three appearances against Crystal Palace in the top-flight, assisting two more goals in those matches. Aguero is 3.7511/4 to score the first goal.

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