Wilfried Bony
Wilfried Bony (L) could start for Manchester City against Crystal Palace. Getty

Crystal Palace will take on Manchester City in the Premier League clash at Selhurst Park on Monday (6 April).

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is at 8pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

Palace are enjoying a great run since Alan Pardew took over the managerial post at the club earlier this year. So far the Eagles have lost only three matches in this calendar year and they will be looking to keep that record intact when they host the English champions.

A worrying factor for Pardew and Palace is that they have struggled at Selhurst Park in recent times as they have just three wins in the last 10 league games played there and also have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of those fixtures.

Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha left Manchester United and rejoined Crystal Palace on a permanent transfer earlier this year.[Getty]

City are currently struggling as they have just two wins in the last six matches played in all competitions. This includes defeat at the hands of Barcelona in both the legs of the Champions League, along with league defeats against Liverpool and Burnley.

In the last five away league fixtures, Manuel Pellegrini's side have managed only one win, which came against Stoke City. The Premier League champions will be looking to bounce back from their poor form when they take on Palace on Monday evening.

The Etihad club are fourth in the table with 61 points from 30 games, trailing third place Manchester United by a point and second place Arsenal by two points. A victory in London will help them move to the second spot.

What Managers Say

Alan Pardew: "It's a real chance for us to really have a go at City, and that will worry them, for they know we have players that can hurt them. The contrast is that City will be under pressure because they know they must keep pace with Chelsea, but for us, the game has almost become a bonus. I've told the team they can go out and enjoy themselves, play with flair, keep the ball, show ambition, confidence and attack."

Manuel Pellegrini: "I think they are a very difficult team to beat, especially since Pardew took over [in January]. They play with a lot of intensity so we will have to be very focused. We haven't won in London this season so we want to end that run. We know they will come at us and that their supporters will be noisy if we allow them to get on top so we need to try and take control as quickly as possible."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Crystal Palace to win: 9/2
  • Draw: 56/19
  • Manchester City to win: 11/17

Team Form

Crystal Palace

  • Last Five (all competitions): L W L W W
  • Last Result: Stoke City 1-2 Crystal Palace

Manchester City

  • Last Five (all competitions): L W L L W
  • Last Result: Manchester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion

Team News

Manuel Pellegrini
In the last five away league fixtures, Manuel Pellegrini's side have managed only one winGetty Images

Crystal Palace

  • Injured: Marouane Chamakh (hamstring), Fraizer Campbell (hamstring), Jordon Mutch (thigh), Lee Chung-Yong (shin)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Mile Jedinak

Possible XI: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Ledley, McArthur, Zaha, Puncheon, Bolasie, Murray

Manchester City

  • Injured: James Milner (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Mangala, Clichy; Navas, Fernando, Toure, Silva; Bony, Aguero