The Premier League leaders Manchester City take on rock bottom Crystal Palace. Opta delivers their statistical verdict.
"Crystal Palace are the first team in top-flight history to lose and fail to score in their opening five games of a league season."
Manchester City are 1.8810/11 to win to nil.
Manchester City have won nine of their last 10 Premier League matches against Crystal Palace, including each of their last four. City are 1.162/13 to win.
The Citizens have lost just one of their last 24 Premier League matches at the Etihad Stadium (W14 D9 L1). A draw is priced at 10.09/1.
Crystal Palace are the first team in top-flight history to lose and fail to score in their opening five games of a league season. Manchester City are 1.8810/11 to win to nil.
Only two teams in English football league history within the top four tiers have failed to score in their opening six league games of a season - Burnley in 1997-98 (third tier) and Halifax Town in 1990-91 (fourth tier). Halifax hold the all-time record, as they failed to score in their opening eight league games in 1990-91. Under 2.5 goals is 3.39/4.
The only previous occasion that a side has lost their opening six games in a Premier League season was by Portsmouth in 2009-10 and they ended the season bottom. Crystal Palace are 3.3512/5 to finish rock bottom of the Premier League.
Crystal Palace have an xG figure of 7.14 in the Premier League this season, which suggest that from the chances they have had, they should have scored seven goals. This is the seventh highest xG figure in the Premier League this season. Both teams to score is 2.186/5.
Crystal Palace have conceded the first goal in a league-high 31 matches since the start of 2016-17. City are 1.548/15 to win half-time/full-time.
Sergio Aguero has scored 14 goals and assisted five more in his 17 Premier League appearances since the start of March 2017. Aguero is 3.613/5 to score the first goal.
Of players to have scored 10+ goals in Premier League history, Manchester City's current strike partnership have the two best minutes per goal ratios - Gabriel Jesus has scored a goal every 89 minutes on average, while Sergio Aguero's mins per goal ratio is 108 mins. Jesus is 3.814/5 to break the deadlock.
David Silva have scored four goals and assisted one more in six Premier League appearances against Crystal Palace - only against Newcastle United (5) has he netted more. Silva is 3.7511/4 to score.