This looks like a mismatch contest on paper. Meeting between the top and rock bottom team in the league.
Manchester City hit 6 against Watford while Crystal Palace havent scored since the start of the premier league season. Make no mistake , Crystal Palace will love to play the role of spoilers.
They will sit back, close shop and absorb City’s pressure .
Hodgson won’t take risk. They will feed on more on set piece.
SERGIO AGUERO VS SCOTT DANN
Nightmare battle going up against the leagues top goal scorer for Dann.
He will need to keep his concentration throughout the game though cause Aguero can pop up anywhere to score.
TOWNSEND VS WING BACKS
One of the reasons for Palaces poor form is the absence of Wilfred Zaha. Players like Townsend have failed to take responsibility in his absence.
In this game , City’s wing backs will push forward giving Townsend the opportunity to take advantage of the space behind using his pace.
WHERE THE GAME WILL BE WON OR LOST
MANCHESTER CITYS FINAL THIRD
This is where City’s strength is . Blessed with creative players like Silva and Kevin De Bruyne they will keep probing and will punish Palace for any lapse in concentration at the back.
They also have deadly finishers like Aguero and Jesus ahead of them Palace will have their work cut out to stop them.
This is Crystal Palace attacking threat against City. They need to take advantage of the space left behind by City, they role of Townsend and co will be important here.
They can also relieve the team from sustained pressure.
Will love to see Roy Hodgson team get a favourable result.