Crystal Palace vs Man City FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for TODAY'S Premier League game
MANCHESTER CITY will look to continue their match towards the Premier League title with victory against Crystal Palace.
Pep Guardiola's men have enjoyed a superb last seven days, beating Spurs in the Carabao Cup final before winning against PSG in Paris.
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Palace meanwhile are safely in mid-table, but only have one top-flight win in their last seven games.
When is Crystal Palace vs Man City?
- This game at Selhurst Park is set for Saturday, May 1 – TODAY.
- Kick-off is at 12.30pm BST.
- When the sides last met here, Gabriel Jesus and David Silva netted in a 2-0 win for City.
What TV channel is Crystal Palace vs Man City on and can I live stream it?
You can catch all of the action live on BT Sport 1.
Coverage will start at 11.30am.
If you're a BT Sport subscriber, grab the official app to stream wherever you are.
How can I watch for free?
- EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at no extra cost if they are on a plan with Smart Benefits – simply log in to EE and choose BT Sport app.
- And then get it on the big screen by texting SPORT to 150 to get a FREE three-month trial of large screen so you can cast all the action on your TV.
- At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £15 per month subscription unless cancelled.
What is the team news?
City could make a number of changes following their Champions League heroics in midweek.
John Stones is unavailable due to suspension, while Fernandinho could return in place of Rodri.
Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling could all start in an attacking rethink.
Sergio Aguero is also in the mix and will hope to play again this season before leaving the club in the summer.
Mamadou Sakho and James Tompkins remain out for the hosts, although Gary Cahill could be fit for a return.
- Palace victory – 17/2
- Draw – 4/1
- Man City win – 3/10
*All odds from Paddy Power and correct at time of publication.
- Nyle Smith
Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has given his brutally honest verdict on the current Eagles boss’ situation and the club as a whole.
Since their return to the Premier League in 2013, Palace have always finished in the mid-table positions and they look set to follow suit this year.
As a matter of fact, the South London outfit’s highest chart finish is 10th which happened in the 2014/15 campaign.
From an outside perspective, it seems as if the club is stagnant and lacks ambition but Jordan believes based on predicaments surrounding the club, that part of the table is where they belong.
Talking to talkSport, Jordan said: “At one point I think the American owners had aspirations of kicking into the top 10 and moving from there.
“And of course, they started making £35m signings like Benteke which, despite his recent form, haven’t really repaid them. So it depends what you’re looking for.
“Roy Hodgson is probably coming to the point where a change is imminent.
“The squad’s got 10 or 11 players out of contract, there’s the eternal circle that needs to be squared of Wilfried Zaha and his ambitions.
“Where should Palace be? They should probably be, with the greatest respect to my old club, where they are. And is that enough?”
Palace fans do you agree or do you think Simon Jordan is being unfair?
- Nyle Smith
Crystal Palace will consider themselves safe because they are currently eleven points off the drop zone with only five fixtures remaining.
But if they continue to perform in the same manor of recent, the Eagles are set to have an uncomfortable end to the season.
Palace have lost their last three in six which includes two, 4-1 defeats to London rivals Spurs and Chelsea along the way.
As for Manchester City, they won’t be able to replicate their Premier League form of going 15 matches unbeaten like the last time they put Palace to the sword.
However, Guardiola’s men can build off their last Premier League outing where they managed to fend off Aston Villa despite being a man down for more than 45 minutes of playing time.
- Nyle Smith
LAST TIME OUT
Manchester City ran riot when Crystal Palace travelled to the Etihad back in January.
Kevin De Bruyne hit an incredible milestone and Pep celebrated his 50th birthday in style as the Cityzens put four past the Eagles.
Funny enough, Palace were unbeaten at the Etihad in two matches and that confidence was shown in the opening quarter of an hour when the visitors nullified City anytime they looked to push forward.
Roy Hodgson’s side were even able to put together some threatening attacks of their own and this was without Palace’s talisman, Wilfred Zaha who was out due to a minor injury.
However, all them good moments for the Eagles were short lived because on the 26th minute, John Stones felt the need to continue his resurgence when the centre-back nodded home a beautiful cross whipped in by De Bruyne.
That was De Bruyne’s 100th assist for the club and Stones’ first goal since April 2015.
And the second came shortly after the restart thanks to a sensational strike from Ilkay Gundogan just on the edge of the box.
Then on the 68th minute, Stones grabbed his second and City’s third when he was quickest to Vincente Guaita spilling Ruben Dias’ initial header.
Judging by his celebrations, the Englishman couldn’t believe his luck because it was almost reminiscent to catching a bus. You wait so long for one and then both come at the same time.
At this point, Crystal Palace’s morale was on the floor and not for one second did it look as if a comeback was on the cards.
And then to add insult to injury, Ferran Torres won a free-kick in a dangerous area which was spectacularly placed into the top corner by Raheem Sterling only a couple minutes from time.
- Nyle Smith
Manchester City are so close to lifting the Premier League trophy they can probably smell it.
Three points today would leave them only needing one more victory to clinch the title with three games to spare.
However, if you dismiss the last result, Crystal Palace are usually a tricky customer for Pep’s side. And they’ll be looking to put points on the board themselves which would see the Eagles go level with Wolves in 12th.
- Nyle Smith
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Before we get into the meaty sections of the blog, I just wanted to inform any readers who might be unaware that a majority of the sporting industry have decided to boycott social media over the course of the weekend to help raise awareness towards the issues of online abuse.
This is a brilliant gesture in my opinion and I hope it really makes a difference.
- Nyle Smith
Hello SunSport readers. I hope you are all good and are continuing to wash those hands.
Also before I forget – Pinch, punch, it’s the first of the month!
But it’s not just any month, we have finally entered May which is arguably the most exciting month on the calendar in the footballing world.
Promotions happen, teams fight relegation and superior sides such as Manchester City, hope to lift trophies.
Talking about trophies, the Sky Blues have already added one to their collection this season when they completely outclassed Spurs in the Carabao Cup final even though the score line doesn’t really show it.
And City look on course to get to their first UEFA Champions League final when a monumental mid-week display against Paris Saint-Germain, earned them a 2-1 victory in the first leg.
The quadruple dreams are over but the treble is well and truly on.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men will have to re-adjust their focus to the Premier League and finish off the job but Crystal Palace is the team that stands in their way this afternoon.
Despite suffering a defeat to Leicester last Monday, the Eagles are in a comfortable spot in the table so there’s no real pressure on them to get a result.
As for City, they are a couple victories away from securing their third title in four years so it’s a completely opposite outlook for them.
All the gossip around the game, team news and the starting line-ups will be coming up shortly so stay tuned.
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