What is the position of Manchester City and Crystal Palace?
Manchester City is second on the Premier League table with 47 points after 22 games. Crystal Palace is ninth with 29 points.
What is the form of Manchester City as compared to Crystal Palace?
Manchester City in the last 10 matches: 9W 0D 1L.
Crystal Palace in the last 10 matches: 3W 5D 2L.
Team news: Who is injured or suspended for Manchester City vs Crystal Palace?
Manchester City will enter Saturday's clash with both Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane absent. The pair has been on the treatment table for the majority of the season and are slowly nearing full fitness.
For Crystal Palace, both Jeffery Schlupp and Andros Townsend remain out of action with groin injuries and are not expected to return until next month. Center-back Scott Dann is ruled out with a calf injury whereas Van Aanolt and Mahmadou Sakho are unavailable with hamstring injuries.
Also, former Schalke star Max Meyer and Liverpool star Christian Benteke will not be in contention as they are currently recovering from respective injuries.
What is the head to head record of Manchester City vs Crystal Palace?
Manchester City has recorded 33 wins in all competitions against Crystal Palace. The Eagles have beaten Citizens on 16 occassions while there have also been 13 draws.
Earlier this season, Roy Hodgson's men lost 2-0 to the Manchester side at Selhurst Park.
Predicted lineup for Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
Manchester City possible starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Stones, Mendy; Rodri, D Silva, De Bruyne; Sterling, Aguero, Mahrez.
Crystal Palace possible starting XI: Guaita; Kelly, Tomkins, Cahill, Riedewald; McArthur, McCarthy, Kouyate; Ayew, Tosun, Zaha.
Manchester City is eyeing a fourth successive win in the league for the first time this season.
Manchester City has won nine of its last 10 matches in all competitions. The Citizens have scored 32 goals in the process.
Crystal Palace is without a defeat in four league games.
Sergio Aguero is just a goal short of 250 goals for Manchester City in all competitions.
Crystal Palace (20) has fewer Premier League goals this season than any other club.
What are the managers saying ahead of Manchester City vs Crystal Palace?
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City: "Of course I admire him [Roy Hodgson]. It's incredible how he still has the patience to be a manager at his age.
"It's incredible and he is doing really well. We cannot forget the situation when he took over when they had zero points and everyone considered them relegated.
"Instead of that, he did an incredible job and it is a pleasure and an honour for me every time I get to see him."
"I think when you are still training at 74 it is because you are bored at home," he chuckled.
"When you retire you have curiosity to do other things. The problem is when you have no interests to do anything else and you are at home doing nothing.
"If afterwards you want to enjoy other things, why should it be a problem? I am interested in other things and I think I am going to do them when I am not a manager, but I enjoy being a manager."
Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace:
"We need to go there in full humility and to understand we will be confronted with a team which is one of the very best in Europe and quite capable of winning the Champions League.
"When I look at their bench and I compare it to what ours will look like, it will be a little bit frightening in terms of what they can do if they want to change the game."
Broadcast information for Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Broadcast Information
Stadium: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
France: Canal+ Sport, RMC Sport en direct, RMC Sport 1
Germany: Sky Sport 1 HD, Sky Go
India: Star Sports Select HD1, Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select 1
Indonesia: TVRI, Mola TV
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Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Nigeria: DStv Now, SuperSport 3 Africa, SL2G
Portugal: Sport TV LIVE, Sport TV2
Turkey: Idman TV, S Sport+, S Sport
United Kingdom: BBC Radio Manchester
United States: NBC Sports Gold