Manchester City – Crystal Palace: prediction for the match of the championship of England
The match Manchester City – Crystal Palace on December 22, 2018 will bring one of the leaders and one of the outsiders of the English championship to the field of the Etihad Stadium. The fight will start at 18:00 Moscow time.Manchester City “Citizens” continue to chase Liverpool and do not notice anyone in their path, the last victim was Everton. In the home match with the “toffees”, the hosts quickly took the lead and seized the advantage, the first goal of the match was scored by Gabriel Jesus, the Brazilian converted a one-on-one with the goalkeeper in the 22nd minute. Even before the break, the score in favor of City could have been doubled, Riyad Mahrez was shooting well after the rebound, but the Everton goalkeeper was in place. However, the hosts went to the break with a minimal advantage. Doubling the score happened right after the break, Leroy Sane recorded the second assist and hung right on the head of Jesus, the striker charged the ball hard in the center – 2:0 in the 50th minute. The second ball relaxed the Sky Blues a little, due to which the gap in the score was reduced by Calvert-Lewin, the Englishman jumped over City’s defense and hammered the ball into the far corner – 2:1 in the 65th minute. However, despite Everton’s goal, there was no intrigue in the match, four minutes later Raheem Sterling scored his goal, the midfielder punched from close range and left no chance for the guest goalkeeper. The result is 3:1, the “citizens” win and keep behind Liverpool by one point. It is possible to catch up with or bypass the Merseysiders thanks to the victory in the Manchester City – Crystal Palace match, but in addition to the winning score in their match, the hosts need to hope for a loss of points from the main competitor. Crystal Palace Roy Hodgson’s wards continue to fight for survival, but thanks to the victory in the previous round, Palace managed to increase the lead from the relegation zone to three points. The home match of the previous round against Leicester was not particularly spectacular, the main thing for the Eagles is that it turned out to be successful in terms of the result. The fate of the whole game was decided by the only realized moment of Luka Milivojevic, the Serbian midfielder found a good moment for a long-range strike and sent the ball right under the left post, making the score 1:0 in the 39th minute. The hosts won a minimal victory, but in order to continue their rise in the standings, the Eagles players need to make every effort in the Manchester City – Crystal Palace match and take out at least one point from the Etihad Stadium. Odds for the match Manchester City – Crystal Palace December 22, 2018 Bookmakers from Pari-Match do not believe in the visiting team at all. Odds for the match Manchester City – Crystal Palace: Manchester City win – 1.15; Draw – 9.00; Crystal Palace victory – 18.00. Manchester City – Crystal Palace: the forecast for the match “Citizens” is now in full swing and they should not leave a chance for the applicant for relegation. Prediction for Manchester City – Crystal Palace: Manchester City to win both halves, odds – 2.00.