Prediction City Vs Palace: Mission Mastering Peak Klasemen
Manchester City have a great chance to cement themselves at the top of the Premier League standings. In the sixth week later, City will face Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium on Saturday (23/09/2017).
Palace itself is currently at the bottom of the standings. They came to Manchester City with capital without points from five Premier League matches. Although, in the middle of last week Palace successfully beat Huddersfield Town, 1-0.
The Citizens need to take advantage of this opportunity. Because, at the same time, their rivals Manchester United, who are also second in the standings, will face Southampton which is a mid-table team.
Of course, Josep Guardiola’s team needs a little hope United will stumble in Saint Mary’s. That way, City not only superior because of alphabet or goal difference, but also superior points.
Despite having many advantages over the visitors, Guardiola did not want to underestimate his opponent. City does need to improve their consistency for now. Otherwise, the Red Devils can regain the position they occupy in the first four weeks of the competition this season.
“I have a lot of respect (for Palace) from what I see against Southampton, and of course what they did against Burnley. When they make a lot of chances, “Guardiola said.
Therefore, the former Bayern Munich coach is hoping Sergio Aguero and his friends have great awareness to not take lightly game later. Guardiola also asked his players to be able to dream of receiving defeat to gain a winning mentality during the game later.
“My players must have respect for the opponent. They should know, they (City players) can lose the game, “Pep confirms.
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Process goals scored Liverpool striker, Sadio Mane, goalkeeper Crystal Palace in the Premier League match at Anfield Stadium on Saturday (19/08/2017). Liverpool won 1-0 over Crystal Palace. (AFP / Oil Scarff)
Meanwhile, new coach of the Palace, Roy Hodgson, hopes his players do not feel burdened with their bad report card so far. The former England coach wants Christian Benteke and his comrades to keep up with the upright head.
“The pressure never stops. It would be foolish to say it to the players. We need points and performances every week, “said Hodgson.
“One need not worry, worry, or fear the challenge ahead. We have to accept that, “Hodgson added.