Putting in a rampant display and hitting Aston Villa for six last weekend, Manchester City will look to extend their winning run on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Crystal Palace to the Etihad.
Although any shock title defence might be long since off the table, the Sky Blues have won each of their last five matches across all competitions and have continued to show their usual clinical edge in the final third.
On the flip side, while Palace may have managed to snatch a 1-1 draw off of an Arsenal team going through a transition last time out, the Eagles have drawn their last three Premier League matches on the bounce.
Also hit with a 2-0 defeat when they hosted that reigning champions back in October, Palace’s shock victory at the Etihad back in December 2018 is their only win over City since 2015.
You might be interested to know that five of the last seven meetings between the two sides has produced over three strikes at full-time and a similar outcome can be found priced at 10/11 with Coral.
Sergio Aguero – The record-breaker
Although Manchester City might already see Liverpool holding one hand on their title, Pep Guardiola’s men appear to be enjoying what has been their brightest run of the season.
Picking up a thumping 6-1 win away at relegation scrappers Aston Villa last time out, the Sky Blues have now bagged 13 goals in just their last three appearances and have managed to leapfrog Leicester to second spot.
Leaving the Midlands with yet another match ball for his collection last weekend, one man who finds himself enjoying yet another top-flight purple patch is the red-hot Sergio Aguero.
Climbing up to fourth in the Premier League’s all-time scoring charts, the Argentine has scored the most hat-tricks in the divisions history, surpassing none other than Newcastle legend Alan Shearer.
With his latest record branded as an “incredible achievement” by the former Barcelona boss, you might be interested to know that Aguero has five goals in his last three appearances and can be found priced at 7/4 with Ladbrokes to bag yet another brace this weekend.
Palace desperate for goals
Although Crystal Palace might open Saturday’s trip to Manchester still with their top-half status intact, the Eagles have failed to win any of their last four matches across all competitions, a run that also saw them hit with a 1-0 defeat against Championship outfit Derby in the FA Cup.
While Jordan Ayew may have managed to help them snatch a 1-1 draw off of a fragile Arsenal last weekend, Head Coach Roy Hodgson has been vocal about his side’s well-publicized issues in the final third.
Recording just a pair of strikes in their last four matches away from Selhurst Park, no Premier League side has recorded fewer than Palace’s 20 strikes so far this season.
With wantaway winger Wilfred Zaha failing to find the net in each of his last five top-flight appearances on the bounce, you might be interested to know that Saturday’s guests can be found pencilled in at 4/6 with Paddy Power to draw a blank at the Etihad this weekend.
Elsewhere, after making a loan switch from Everton last week, Hodgson could be tempted to hand Turkish striker Cenk Tosun a start on the road.