Alongside Manchester United with 13 points and the last ranked Crystal Palace with 0 points in a match in which Roy Hodgson will debut with his team in the away games.
The local will have Vincent Kompany the only injured, while in the case of Crystal Palace, Hodgson will not be able to count on Wickham and Zaha.
Manchester City are making an excellent start to the season, probably the best of the last few decades, and certainly the best since Pep Guardiola took over the technical leadership of the citizens.
In the championship, the team won four of their five matches, losing points only against Everton in a lesser game by Guardiola’s pupils, leaving, at the time, to escape the lead for the team of José Mourinho.
As for Crystal Palace, it has already achieved several records in this edition of the English championship, although unfortunately for the team, they are not records beaten in a positive way, but in a negative way, since the visitors,
by failing to win any of their first five games in the competition, went down in history as the team with the worst season start in Premier League history and with fewer goals scored in this period (in this case, totaled 0 goals).
Prognosis Manchester City vs Crystal Palace:
It seems that we finally see a Manchester City to live up to the investment (we will see if the form is to maintain or if the team will break the rhythm), with an interesting and domineering soccer, as Guardiola likes.
As for the Palace, De Boer’s bet has turned out to be a total failure and Hodgson, despite not being a highly evolved coach, has enough old-fashioned ability to reverse his team’s bad start to the season.
Still, only with a few days in the technical command and this being the second match in command of his team, I do not see him still being able to change much.
In this way, I believe that a City at its best level can massacre its opponent, who should adopt a quite defensive posture.